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Appalled at Bannon’s Attitude Toward the Press

Stephen Bannon is your employee.  His title is Counselor to the President of the United States.  You pay him about $176,500. Unlike your elected representatives, he is not answerable to you and not confirmed by the Senate. He has the ear of your President but no accountability to anyone else. There is no website where you can send him a message, no published phone number where you can call him. […]

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In Support of the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced this bill on January 9, 2017, co-sponsored by 23 Senators and introduced by six co-sponsors in the House. It would require the President and Vice-President to divest all interests that create financial conflicts of interest, and place their assets into a true blind trust as already defined by federal law. You can read the full text of the bill here, and a fact sheet here.  OGE […]

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Push Back on Jeff Sessions

Call or write today-here are names and numbers for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and what to say. This New York Times editorial lays out the case against a quick confirmation of Jeff Sessions, Mr. Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. Here is a link to the Alliance for Justice site detailing what’s missing from Mr. Sessions’ submissions to the Office of Government Ethics. The Times article has some additional links to reliable sources […]

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Trump’s Foreign Entanglements – The Emoluments Clause

Our Constitution bans our President from accepting any gift, title or emolument from a foreign government. “Emolument” is a broad term that includes salary, fee, profit or reward. This is in the original document, not an amendment. Our founding fathers intended to shield the office of President from foreign influence. Mr. Trump’s financial disclosure form, which he signed, lists 515 organizations of which he is an officer, mostly “President.” It […]

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Investigate Russian Hacking of 2016 Election

Russia hacked our election, the President-elect refuses to believe our own high-level professional intelligence analysts, and the Republicans in power don’t have a problem with that. I do. Here is what I see from reliable media outlets: Russia hacked the RNC and DNC and obtained private information and emails. Russia leaked DNC emails in an attempt to meddle in our election process. Our intelligence agencies have reasonable cause to believe […]

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Trump Organization’s Lease with GSA on The Old Post Office Building

Let’s not forget President Trump’s many conflicts of interest. The Trump Organization’s lease agreement with GSA on the Old Post Office building that you and I own seems like a small thing in the wake of his first two weeks. But it’s not a small thing and GSA should terminate the lease. It is NOT OK for our President to simply ignore the terms of an agreement with our government. […]

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