DACA Under Siege by Trump and AG Jeff Sessions

Last week, Trump pardoned Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious national symbol of racism who refused court orders to stop his racial profiling in his zealous multi-year campaign of persecution against Latino communities. Now, one week later, Trump is throwing MORE red meat to his anti-immigrant and white supremacist supporters by going after immigrant kids, …

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House Democrats Call for Outside, Independent Commission to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

Dear Democratic Colleague, It has been reported that days before President Trump fired Comey, the FBI Director had asked for more resources for the Russian investigation.  Given Director Comey’s confirmation of the Trump-Russia inquiry, the President’s actions raise questions about whether this dismissal was an attempt to undermine that investigation. The fireworks at the Department …

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Rep. Ted Lieu to Deputy Atty Gnrl — It’s Time!

REP. LIEU LEADS LETTER TO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN REQUESTING APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Today, Representative Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), along with Representatives Kathleen Rice and Stacey Plaskett, sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein formally requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate possible collusion between the …

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With the Pressure On—Sessions Recuses

The Trump administration is facing a new scandal as the Justice Department has acknowledged Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. This contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress during his confirmation hearing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news conference. The Justice Department confirmed yesterday that …

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We’re Witnessing A Dramatic Difference in Governance Philosophy

Eleven Senators have formally written to AG Sessions requesting him to immediately appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate collusion with the Russian government by General Flynn and other Trump campaign, transition, and Administrative officials. Tammy Baldwin Richard Blumenthal Cory Booker Sherrod Brown Thomas Carper Richard Durbin …. Chris Van Hollen Patric Lehy Edward Markey Jeff Merkley Thomas …

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Rep. Titus to NV-AG Laxalt

Given that Nevada’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism, Rep. Dina Titus (NV-CD1) sent an official letter today to Nevada’s Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, imploring that he join with other states’ AGs to oppose and reject the president’s executive edict discriminating against not just Muslims entering our country (for business or vacation) from seven specific …

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Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Confirmation Hearings

With the advent of the incoming #trump administration backed up by a Republican-led Congress in both houses, it’s become ever more important that we speak up, loudly and en masse, when actions are proposed that are contrary to what we the American people, their constituents, espouse. We saw that at work this last week when House …

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The Facts Behind Comey’s Unprecedented Letter

By now, you’ve probably heard some news about a bewildering letter sent to Congressional leaders by the Director of the FBI. Republicans received their copy first.  Congressional Democrats didn’t receive a copy until it Republicans had promulgated it on wrong-wing media sites. This is all a bit confusing, and much of the reporting has been misleading …

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We’re Waiting … Will Sen. Heller Vote NAY on Yet Another High Profile Female?

Senate Republicans Must Stop Delaying Attorney General Confirmation — by CAP Action War Room It has been 124 days since Loretta Lynch was nominated to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. In that time, the 50th anniversary of Selma reminded us that we have a long way to go to achieve equal voting rights; Ferguson …

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