Trump gives grotesque response to new rape allegation

Hold accountable perpetrators of sexual abuse in Trump's immigrant detention centers and STOP THEM for good!


Today’s Action: Stop Trump from attacking Iran – and repeal the AUMF

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump gives a grotesque response to new rape allegation

The president’s answer strained credulity when he was asked about the charges against him in a new interview.

Take Action: Tell Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kellyanne furious as Fox confronts her over her fireable offense

Fox & Friends confronts Kellyanne Conway with her own fireable offense and she did not take it well.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

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Three Israeli security experts publicly torch Jared Kushner’s “peace plan” in brutal op-ed
The president’s son-in-law’s reckless incompetence was exposed for the whole world to see.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Jared Kushner’s clearance be revoked!

House Budget Chair causes a stir with his frank takedown of Trump’s latest policy blunder

Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky is running out of patience — and he’s got a point!

Take Action: Contact your Senators and tell them to repeal the AUMF and revoke Trump’s authority to wage war unilaterally.

A Special Counsel appointee submits damning testimony about Kellyanne Conway’s lawbreaking
The president’s right-hand woman has gotten away with it for long enough – and now Congress has the evidence.

An ex-Fox reporter publicly trashes his old network and spilled their dirty laundry
Not all is well behind the scenes at Trump’s personal propaganda network.

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Today’s Action: Stop Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao from corruptly influencing Mitch McConnell’s re-election

As with all high-ranking government officials, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao vowed she would disclose and eliminate all personal financial conflicts of interest upon entering office. Like Trump, she did neither. Where to begin…

Chao’s spouse is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (you’ve heard of him). Which is why it was extra suspicious when Chao designated a special liaison from her office to Kentucky, garnering $78 million in federal grant money to benefit their home state during McConnell’s reelection…

Chao’s family owns a large shipping business, which operates primarily in China (hint: shipping falls under ‘transportation’ and is thus a huge conflict of interest). Although she is not technically an employee, the lion’s share of Chao and McConnell’s riches is thanks to personal gifts from the family members who own it. Meanwhile, Chao acts as an *unofficial* representative of the company, using her celebrity to boost the company’s business, and trying to use federal resources to incorporate her family into official travel — even including members of the family business in government meetings. The conflicts and ethical issues of a recent trip to China were so deep that the trip was ultimately canceled.

Call or email your Members of Congress, and tell them to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s corruption and misuse of office, and to demand her resignation.

Chao isn’t just corrupt when it comes to her family and husband. After promising to liquidate all stock in conflict areas, Chao…didn’t…until called out by the Wall Street Journal, at which point she cashed out on Vulcan stock (a paving-materials company that directly benefits from federal infrastructure contracts) and earned an additional $50,000 on the sale by delaying…

And then there’s the way she’s handled the American shipping industry vs her family business: proposing massive cuts to American shipping programs, identical to those that her own family personally supports in China. Her proposal was drastic even Congressional Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting them.

Conflict much?

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they investigate Transportation Elaine Chao’s conflicts of interest and corruption.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop sexual abuse in Trump’s concentration camps, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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