Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trump, Pence, Bolton, Pompeo, Barr, Mulvaney, Perry, Nunes

This scandal is no longer just this generation's Watergate. If what Parnas says is true, this is a gargantuan conspiracy perpetrated by the highest levels of the administration and their allies in Congress. There has never been anything like this before.

Dear MoveOn member,

In a pair of explosive interviews last week, Rachel Maddow asked Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas a simple question about the Ukraine scandal: "What is the main inaccuracy that you can correct?" His response? "That the president didn't know what was going on. President Trump knew exactly what was going on."1

But that's not all. Parnas went on to say that it felt like he was in a "cult" and that "everybody was in the loop."2

Trump.
Mike Pence.
John Bolton.
Mike Pompeo.
William Barr.
Mick Mulvaney.
Rick Perry.
Devin Nunes.

Everybody.

This scandal is no longer just this generation's Watergate. If what Parnas says is true, this is a gargantuan conspiracy perpetrated by the highest levels of the administration and their allies in Congress. There has never been anything like this before.

This information, combined with the news from the nonpartisan watchdog group the Government Accountability Office determining that the Trump administration violated the law by withholding nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, means only one thing: Trump must be convicted and removed from office.3

We must demand a fair trial with witness testimony, fight hard until the very last vote is cast, and call on every single senator to do their duty to the Constitution, and if they don't ... they're going to hear from us.

Mar, we have to keep running full steam ahead until the end of the Senate trial. Will you start an emergency contribution of $3 a week to help us respond to this bombshell new information in Trump's impeachment and fight until the very end? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I'll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn's impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Parnas went on to confirm that "the only motivation" for the smear campaign and eventual firing of then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was to get her out of the way, since she refused to participate in bribing the Ukrainian government to help rig the 2020 election.

And although Parnas claimed that he never believed the threats from Trump donor Robert Hyde that he had Yovanovitch under surveillance in Ukraine and said cryptically that he could hire someone "to help if we/you like the price," the government of Ukraine is taking these threats seriously and has announced that they are opening an investigation to determine if these claims were true, and the State Department finally relented on Friday and said it would also investigate.5, 6

The news is coming in at breakneck speed, and this could be the moment where everything changes. Because if Republicans in the Senate can see all of this and still refuse to hear witnesses and hold a fair trial to convict and remove Trump, they have completely forgone their duty to the American people and turned their backs on our democracy.

We can't let them do that. Please, Mar, will you chip in $3 a week so we can finish this fight? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I'll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn's impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Anne, Elsie, Chris, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. Tweet by Stand Up America, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115698?t=6&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

2. Tweet by the Center for American Progress, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115699?t=8&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

3. Tweet by the Government Accountability Office, January 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115700?t=10&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

4. Tweet by the Center for American Progress, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115701?t=12&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

5. "Ukraine police investigating possible surveillance of Yovanovitch, Russian hacking," ABC News, January 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115702?t=14&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

6. "After more than 48 hours of silence, Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador," CNN, January 17, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115725?t=16&akid=255067%2E10220574%2E5NIAZL

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Unbelievable

A video of Donald Trump loyalist and Arizona senator, Martha McSally, is going viral because she lashed out at a reporter who asked her whether she would support a fair impeachment trial in the Senate. Trump is excitedly tweeting about it and asking his millions of Twitter followers to chip in to her campaign because of her blind support for his corruption. Right-wingers on the internet are abuzz.

Dear MoveOn member,

A video of Donald Trump loyalist and Arizona senator, Martha McSally, is going viral because she lashed out at a reporter who asked her whether she would support a fair impeachment trial in the Senate. Trump is excitedly tweeting about it and asking his millions of Twitter followers to chip in to her campaign because of her blind support for his corruption. Right-wingers on the internet are abuzz.1

Here's the thing, though: The majority of voters in this country don't want a Congress that acts as a rubber stamp for a lawless and corrupt president. Most Americans believe in democracy and checks and balances and are sick of watching Republicans fall all over themselves to defend Trump.

McSally is in one of the tightest races in the country this year, and control of the Senate could come down to what happens in Arizona. If thousands of us chip in today to support her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, one of the leading voices for ending the epidemic of gun violence in America, we will demonstrate that there are real political consequences for any politician who puts Trump ahead of our democracy.

Can you chip in $3 now to Mark Kelly's campaign to hold Martha McSally accountable for her willingness to support a kangaroo court instead of a fair impeachment trial and help end Republican control of the Senate?

McSally was not even elected by the people of Arizona to represent them in the Senate. After she lost her 2018 race, she was appointed by the governor to fill the state's other Senate seat. This un-elected senator is now working for Trump, rather than the people of Arizona—which makes her one of the most vulnerable senators in 2020.

Democrat Mark Kelly is a former U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut. And, in addition to his leadership fighting gun violence, he's working for access to affordable health care, to tackle climate change, and to put science front and center in federal policies—while not taking a penny from corporate PACs.2

Kelly has the name recognition and stature to make this a real race—and today's a day when we can give his candidacy a boost, send a message of accountability to McSally, and make it clear to other Republicans that there will be political repercussions for aiding and abetting the Trump cover-up.

Please, chip in $3 now to help Mark Kelly defeat one of the worst senators in America.

Thanks for all you do.

–Allison, Nick, Scott, Anne, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "McSally slams reporter as 'liberal hack,' and Trump 2020 offers fundraising boost," The Washington Post, January 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115707?t=16&akid=255038%2E10220574%2EooSFZu

2. "Meet Mark: Why I'm Running," Mark Kelly for Senate, accessed January 17, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115708?t=18&akid=255038%2E10220574%2EooSFZu

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

This could be the moment when everything changes (impeachment)

This scandal is no longer just this generation's Watergate. If what Parnas says is true, this is a gargantuan conspiracy perpetrated by the highest levels of the administration and their allies in Congress. There has never been anything like this before.

Dear MoveOn member,

In an explosive interview last night, Rachel Maddow asked Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas a simple question: "What is the main inaccuracy [about the Ukraine scandal] that you can correct?" His response? "That the president didn't know what was going on. President Trump knew exactly what was going on."1

But that's not all. Parnas went on to say that "everybody was in the loop."2

Trump.
Mike Pence.
John Bolton.
Mike Pompeo.
William Barr.
Mick Mulvaney.
Rick Perry.
Devin Nunes.

Everybody.

This scandal is no longer just this generation's Watergate. If what Parnas says is true, this is a gargantuan conspiracy perpetrated by the highest levels of the administration and their allies in Congress. There has never been anything like this before.

This information, combined with this morning's news from the nonpartisan watchdog group the Government Accountability Office determining that the Trump administration violated the law by withholding nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, means only one thing: Trump must be convicted and removed from office.3

We must demand a fair trial with witness testimony, fight hard until the very last vote is cast, and call on every single senator to do their duty to the Constitution, and if they don't ... they're going to hear from us.

Mar, we have to keep running full steam ahead until the end of the Senate trial. Will you start an emergency contribution of $3 a week to help us respond to this bombshell new information in Trump's impeachment and fight until the very end? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I'll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn's impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Parnas went on to confirm last night that "the only motivation" for the smear campaign and eventual firing of then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was to get her out of the way, since she refused to participate in bribing the Ukrainian government to help rig the 2020 election.4

And although he claimed that he never believed the threats from Trump donor Robert Hyde that he had Yovanovitch under surveillance in Ukraine and said cryptically that he could hire someone "to help if we/you like the price," the government of Ukraine is taking these threats seriously and today announced that they are opening an investigation to determine if these claims were true.5

The news is coming in at breakneck speed, and this could be the moment where everything changes. Because if Republicans in the Senate can see all of this and still refuse to hear witnesses and hold a fair trial to convict and remove Trump, they have completely forgone their duty to the American people and turned their backs on our democracy.

We can't let them do that. Please, Mar, will you chip in $3 a week so we can finish this fight? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I'll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn's impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Anne, Elsie, Chris, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. Tweet by Stand Up America, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115698?t=6&akid=254928%2E10220574%2EWyU0h7

2. Tweet by the Center for American Progress, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115699?t=8&akid=254928%2E10220574%2EWyU0h7

3. Tweet by the Government Accountability Office, January 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115700?t=10&akid=254928%2E10220574%2EWyU0h7

4. Tweet by the Center for American Progress, January 15, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115701?t=12&akid=254928%2E10220574%2EWyU0h7

5. "Ukraine police investigating possible surveillance of Yovanovitch, Russian hacking," ABC News, January 16, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115702?t=14&akid=254928%2E10220574%2EWyU0h7

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sign this petition re: Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh must recuse himself from ruling on Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, since he ruled on the underlying legal question in another case. He is clearly not impartial.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Supreme Court will soon hear a case that threatens the existence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent consumer watchdog championed by Elizabeth Warren and established as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.1

We are calling on Justice Kavanaugh to recuse himself from the case, because he previously ruled on the underlying legal question, making it clear he is not impartial.

The law states that "no judge shall hear or determine an appeal from the decision of a case or issue tried by him."2

Brett Kavanaugh must recuse himself from ruling on Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, since he ruled on the underlying legal question in another case. He is clearly not impartial.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protects us from scams and predatory lenders. In its first six years, the CFPB won $11.9 billion in relief to consumers.3 A payday lender has brought a case that threatens the existence of the CFPB—and Justice Kavanaugh is poised to help the payday lender win. We can't let the CFPB's existence be threatened by a man who faced 83 ethics complaints.

We urge Justice Brett Kavanugh to recuse himself from Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has already ruled on the underlying legal question in this case in PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Brett Kavanaugh must recuse himself from this case. It is clear he is not impartial.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for all you do.

—Robert Cruickshank, Demand Progress

Sources:

1. "Seila Law LLC vs. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," SCOTUSblog, June 28, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/115657?t=9&akid=254782%2E10220574%2ECE2oMH

2. "28 U.S. Code 47. Disqualification of trial judge to hear appeal," Legal Information Institution, accessed January 24, 2010
https://act.moveon.org/go/115663?t=11&akid=254782%2E10220574%2ECE2oMH

3."Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: By the Numbers," CFBP, July  2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/115660?t=13&akid=254782%2E10220574%2ECE2oMH

 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

These billboards could be the end for Trump

Nancy Pelosi just announced that the House will vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Donald Trump's impeachment trial will start in just six days.

Dear MoveOn member,

Nancy Pelosi just announced that the House will vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Donald Trump's impeachment trial will start in just six days.1

Mitch McConnell is turning up the heat on his Republican colleagues in order to secure a blatantly rigged trial with no witnesses, not even John Bolton, who has openly volunteered to testify if called by the Senate.2 To make sure McConnell doesn't get away with it, MoveOn and our partners, Daily Kos and Need to Impeach, are running billboards calling for a real trial in the states with senators who are most likely to break away from McConnell and demand a fair trial.

But our funding is about to run out, and the Senate trial will take weeks. Which is why we're asking you now:

Will you chip in $3 to help keep these billboards running and stop Mitch McConnell's plan for a rigged Senate impeachment trial?

Two-thirds of Americans oppose McConnell's plan for a rigged Senate trial with no witnesses.3 Even some Senate Republicans are starting to turn on Trump and McConnell.4

This is a moment when we need to walk and chew gum at the same time, but because the emergency work to stop a war with Iran was not part of our plan, MoveOn's budget is spread thin, and we need help from members like you, Mar, to keep firing on all cylinders.

We know that billboards are an effective pressure tactic, especially when they get local press in senators' home states. That's why we took it up a notch, and instead of creating a static billboard, we launched mobile billboards (billboards displayed on the sides of trucks) that can be driven around to multiple locations to create the most impact. And they are getting press and attention in seven states as you read this!

Will you help us keep the billboards going? Click here to chip in $3 now.

There's no way that McConnell will be able to convince people that the rigged trial he's planning is anything but a whitewash. 

We can do this! When the Senate votes on the rules that govern the impeachment trial, we need only 51 votes to block McConnell's kangaroo court, phony trial rules. That means if only four Republicans have the moral courage to stand up and demand it, witnesses will be called and questioned in Trump's trial.

Senator Lisa Murkowski has already hinted that she may be breaking away, expressing public concerns about McConnell's approach.5 Which opens the door for Senators Cory Gardner, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Mitt Romney, and others who do not want to be seen as blind proponents of Trump's corruption.

Our billboards are running in McConnell's home state of Kentucky, plus Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Maine, Utah, and North Carolina, but without additional funding, they'll soon go dark.

Please click here to chip in $3 and keep the billboards up and running for as long as it takes.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Tillie, Mohammad, Ann, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "House Will Vote Wednesday to Send Impeachment Articles, Pelosi Says," The New York Times, January 14, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115661?t=5&akid=254784%2E10220574%2ES-5MIZ

2. "Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial, Raising Pressure for Witnesses," The New York Times, January 6, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115650?t=7&akid=254784%2E10220574%2ES-5MIZ

3. "John Bolton could provide "smoking gun" evidence in Trump's impeachment trial—if he's allowed to testify," Newsweek, January 14, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115662?t=9&akid=254784%2E10220574%2ES-5MIZ

4. "GOP Senator 'Disturbed' By McConnell Coordinating With Trump Staff On Impeachment," NPR, December 26, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/115491?t=11&akid=254784%2E10220574%2ES-5MIZ

5. Ibid.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The skeletons in Donald Trump's closet

Mitch McConnell is trying to move forward with a blatantly rigged trial with no witnesses, not even Bolton or other officials closest to Trump such as Mick Mulvaney.

Dear MoveOn member,

After the blockbuster impeachment testimony by Gordon Sondland, Fiona Hill, and the other witnesses in the House, John Bolton's lawyer released a statement saying that his client could speak to "many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed."1

As Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Bolton was privy to a lot. And now he's volunteering to testify in Trump's Senate impeachment trial.

But Mitch McConnell is trying to move forward with a blatantly rigged trial with no witnesses, not even Bolton or other officials closest to Trump such as Mick Mulvaney.

Imagine you are called for jury duty, but when you arrive, you are informed that you must decide on the defendant's guilt or innocence without hearing from a single witness in the case. That is precisely the kangaroo court system that McConnell is attempting to create for Trump's impeachment trial.

We cannot let that happen.

Which is why, on Tuesday, MoveOn and our partners at Daily Kos and Need to Impeach began running mobile billboards (billboards on the sides of trucks that can be driven around to different locations for maximum visibility) in six different states with Republican senators most likely to break away from McConnell and call for a fair trial as well as in McConnell's home state of Kentucky. The billboards got tons of attention, with television and press coverage in places like Maine, Arizona, and Colorado.

But our funding for the billboards ran out yesterday—and since we do not yet know when a vote will take place, we desperately need your help to continue this tactic to keep the pressure up until McConnell calls a vote.

Mar, will you rush a $3 donation now to help us extend these billboards? If we have the funds, we may also be able to expand them into even more states.

Although conviction requires a two-thirds majority, a vote on the rules that govern the impeachment trial requires only 51 votes, meaning only four Republicans need to have the moral courage to stand up and demand that, just like any other trial conducted in the United States legal system, witnesses must be called and questioned in Trump's impeachment.

And if we can finally hear from crucial direct witnesses to Trump's crimes, like Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Bolton, it will make it much, much more difficult for anyone in the Senate to vote to acquit Trump.

We need only four Republicans, and Senator Lisa Murkowski has already hinted that she may be breaking away, expressing public concerns about McConnell's approach. Which opens the door for Senators Cory Gardner, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Mitt Romney, and others who do not want to be seen as blind proponents of Trump's corruption.

Our billboards were running through McConnell's home state of Kentucky plus Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, and Utah, but they went dark last night.

Please click here to chip in $3 and keep them up and running as long as it takes.

Ever since Mitch McConnell became the Senate majority leader, he has behaved like the villain in a comic book.

He does not even attempt to hide the fact that no matter how reasonable, how bipartisan, or how good for the country it is, he will block any legislation proposed by Democrats.

He relishes the fact that he has turned the Senate into a graveyard where bills go to die.

And he will use any dirty trick in the book to protect Trump and hold on to power.

It is up to us to show him that he won't get away with it, just as we did when he tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Help us show Mitch that his power over Republicans in the Senate is not absolute and that he cannot keep Trump from facing the consequences of his actions.

Click here to chip in now.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Anne, Brian, Corinne, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "What Does John Bolton Want?" The New Yorker, January 7, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/115652?t=5&akid=254621%2E10220574%2EKNbMg7

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Omar, Tlaib, and you: people taking action to stop Trump's war

We rose up to reclaim our humanity and reject Trump's war with Iran. Here's what comes next.

Dear MoveOn member,

We will not be led into another endless war by an impeached president with an unhinged Twitter account. Our troops, Iranian Americans, Iranian and Iraqi families, and all of us deserve so much better. 

Today, call your senators and tell them to stop Trump's march to war with Iran and rein in his war-making powers. Click here for the call script and the numbers to call your senators today.

Yesterday, we rose up together to say #NoWarWithIran at more than 350 events in 46 states across the country, just as the House was voting to rein in Donald Trump's war powers. We made it clear: There is an anti-war majority in this country, and we will speak out for peace and justice.

MoveOn was built as an anti-war organization when we fought against the war in Iraq. We were opposed to war in 2003; we stand opposed to war in Iran today; and we will keep up the pressure to stop Trump's war with Iran and end the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At our rally at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., moments before the House voted to rein in Trump's reckless military action against Iran, Senator Jeff Merkley asked, "Can you come back when the Senate is voting, in about ten days, to make it clear?

To be clear: The Senate has the opportunity and ability to save countless lives by restraining Trump's military action. The House took decisive action and voted in favor of the war powers resolution to end Trump's strikes against Iran. Click here now to call your senators and demand they support the war powers resolution, too.

We know that Trump is reckless, and no one should be able to be reckless with our military. With tens of thousands of lives on the line, the human costs are just too high, abroad and at home.

Representative Ilhan Omar, herself a refugee, drove home this message at our D.C. event, saying: "If we are only focused on killing the monsters of the world, we forget the children, the elderly, the people with disabilities who are going to be caught in the crossfire... Who, if they survive, become the walking dead like myself."

Click here to watch the full D.C. action livestream with progressive champions like Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Jeff Berkeley.

Click here or on the image above to watch the full D.C. event livestream, with progressive champions like Representatives Ilhan Omar and Barbara Lee and Senator Merkley.

On Wednesday, on the eve of these inspiring, moving actions, more than 10,000 people joined a #NoWarWithIran strategy call to hear grassroots leaders and elected officials, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, help explain the impact of Trump's reckless actions and issue a clear call to oppose war with Iran and end U.S. endless wars.

Watch a livestream of our #NoWarWithIran strategy call with Sens. Sanders and Warren, Representatives Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna, and grassroots leaders.

This call, anchored by the expertise of veteran organizer Brittany DeBarros of About Face: Veterans Against the War and Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), drove home the point that wars are ultimately fought abroad and domestically, and the overwhelming impact of these wars will be felt by Iranian and visibly Muslim communities. 

No community should be left alone to face the threats of unchecked military action, xenophobia, and racist state violence. That's why we will continue to follow the leadership of organizations like NIAC and About Face as we fight against U.S. endless wars and their impact abroad and at home.

We are fighting for nothing less than our collective humanity.

Thanks for all you do.

—Kate, Rahna, Scott, Seth, and the rest of the team

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