How to Help: I Hope You Can Let This Go  🙏

“I’ve got good news and and bad news. The bad news: The Washington Post is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. The good news? Trump found the leaker!” – Stephen Colbert

HOW to HELP

NEWS YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT

May 17, 2017





How is it possible that Sally Yates testified only 9 days ago and James Comey was fired only 8 days ago?

The news cycle is currently the definition of lit.

The latest: former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead the inquiry we’ve all been inquiring about.

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1. UMM, DID YOU GET THAT MEMO? 

Comey’s firing. Trump’s threat. Comey’s memo(s). Israel’s dismay that Trump can’t keep a secret.

Any of these might be the reason White House communications staffers keep hiding in their offices.

What’s next, impeachment?

How to help see if this checks-and-balances thing really works

Get a real-time emergency update. Tonight at 7pm ET, Indivisible is hosting a Facebook Live event with lots of ways to help get this ball rolling.

Call your Senator via the US Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121. According to Indivisible, neither party is acting quickly enough in defense of democracy. The message for Senators in the Democratic minority: “withhold consent” to stop all Senate business until this Russia stuff is figured out.

Or just buy some lapel pins from Dan Savage’s aptly-named ITMFA project. Proceeds are split between the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project.


2. ABOUT HOW TO HELP

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