No Russia investigation? No Supreme Court hearings!

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2017-03-06 17:57:20
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Antonin Scalia died in February 2016. Senate Republicans waited barely" target="_blank">click.actionnetwork.org/mpss/c/1AA/ni0YAA/t.25e/POap8g3ySnaR9nkQ2oqF5Q/h1/zR1J7iRW-2BzS6i1Q9SLTfwQLBXCJvFBgJf2nBWmAh4cWZ6N0ecwOrFytrlbz8VZc5I4FwRC9CQScGp6UwGpwr8UManbhK2q7vjHqhBPKI-2BwYI42mvPVcJn7u01etAJHKDwCEmxy1ARuHIHmwCJUyIGP8OmVOiE53GljMsRrPCvA6bjBB496-2FQKtDSsVqeT5NGwGEfBsHkD8e7kHAvi5EmYQuak0mO12INEZSs1RTA7WgH4lMWk5tw50rVejgnMkBJYWsTNv8HVDcgpoCJ01meG8QotVXYvEnXaWzpfkvIsMKmduAXMTdASIvQ8tX5kWf9YGPGvY-2F4PeOWoxHgaSyKL-2BQ3F56pnGSl7ZupEvlKkjYikXAb0wgXuYod6kjE9fpleekMW17PJXrPcxowdKvDTVqDJxQvHvxHuoQQjTe5VshtWUEpIIpgGJGD7Nq6hQvhEMrGqYCGyW3sLTwkcda-2FmzQHQr4IbJTLHrPkEkFh0TYZCPkFoYvpmFQTyx7H7G-2Fa">barely an hour to declare there was no way President Obama could legitimately appoint a successor, going so far as to invent a "rule" that president never appoint Supreme Court justices in their final year in office. (Republicans, of course, ignored that sitting Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in his final year in office.)

Now, Donald Trump sits in the White House and, just six weeks into his administration, a scandal about his connections to Russia threaten to engulf his administration:

  • The number of people in Trump's orbit that have been identified with Russian connections continues to grow
  • One administration official—former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn—has already been forced to resign after lying about conversations with Russian officials
  • Last week, it was revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have lied about his own conversations with the Russian ambassador while testifying under oath before a Senate committee

The Trump-Russian scandal has created a crisis that even some Republicans like Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter say is click.actionnetwork.org/mpss/c/1AA/ni0YAA/t.25e/POap8g3ySnaR9nkQ2oqF5Q/h2/49knu-2B7-2BzvsjrD2YN9JjzG8SNOYiM4j4be0OLYG5E5K1L32uy9cq5sPUxKLng16iBSsmg2KuPw6hVlFWsLZhAqbeEmQX-2B8rupAbtyqdX9EMpQDX3HIx0iWVOW5yPHnYviIRb6eejyM7XF4sVMxjAvegYgjKsaHAxJ1IJHhvtwNYWnVEzqUzG-2FeRl-2B8cupTljVo1qEFJ50h70w4G1xboCg4umDFyIFxlyeqY4BgTvebrJWyeYkGymk38bB6MUliBB2GeaHzghxlMHq-2BnJF86HcrT703-2FcWbuatoPKYvcFCuZy5mGSiBt7yOsZbKTw37TAoAyN7dyVZ2hBVv9DdvlEde-2FfS7adESuh2DkQguH4RtSXQLGddGvL-2BKaq-2BUI9fKm1zoR53n8SjJwhS0-2BfJmiyO-2FTGizdQNutHKCVpD1v7uqv18cSSDDXnBMkvo0npmVvan6eqiuiQiKzqcBzBOIXsGAebR99Z5t48YHq9ORNgBzw-3D" target="_blank">bigger than Watergate.

Republicans blocked a Supreme Court appointment for an entire year based on some phony, made-up "rule" about the legitimacy of President Obama's final year in office, but the scandal unfolding in Washington today is deadly serious.

The Russian scandal raises serious questions about the legitimacy of the Trump presidency—questions directly connected to national security and foreign influence over our government. Donald Trump should not be allowed to make any lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court until these questions are answered.

Sign" target="_blank">click.actionnetwork.org/mpss/c/1AA/ni0YAA/t.25e/POap8g3ySnaR9nkQ2oqF5Q/h3/hmw-2BiWr6mXc1DHGFh-2BJUDLyJIR6P0z3dXCheFiG1HT6Hbf88sLmu9gwsLNBhLenfht2RQfXJ-2F1YuHCZoENLlT-2FBreeEWigRuHPQ-2FflZVbis7BrZahCtNuThW5BseDE3fMDScYOTSRKWl3blMn-2FvDlhIM7bPkyZMaGRoeSa5rmGhLYQxTmZvQvRTVx1YyAYyMXorCR6KxnGs8PcdbrUKmDpLbmpD5Mq-2FW46NqEbPVcIwlUgsS-2BGrqLAqHnWrIG7qXB3OvUbSYrc4tlX27w-2FAOp3vrVVm3Cf91udU1-2BuQvf0jbClpZ5Ox1j4iaTP4nDydF6LgjlIhZLb1o23Ej46qMS8JX8k9DInWFaGCfsIFupEYCB-2F7m1Jt9e5j1Vb3wj-2B3aQRKAVSvV-2FzVF9sHh0hyb-2FM-2BzWTKPQ0ehqxgoYct6l2gIZmWC6ktAITFogAfRgGwzhScVLpGUNS1g1NJEbEq7j7ak2GBUjtsSWShCh-2FrZAILOuKIO0KU2B9uhrD4U-2BirNZsIvwOa4V4VAFIv6H9UxKA-3D-3D">Sign and send the petition to your senators: Postpone the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch until there's been a complete, independent investigation of the Trump-Russian scandal.


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Anne, click"here to sign and send the petition to your senators: Postpone any Supreme Court hearings until after a full and independent investigation into Trump's Russia connections.

Antonin Scalia died in February 2016. Senate Republicans waited barely"an hour to declare there was no way President Obama could legitimately appoint a successor, going so far as to invent a "rule" that president never appoint Supreme Court justices in their final year in office. (Republicans, of course, ignored that sitting Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in his final year in office.)

Now, Donald Trump sits in the White House and, just six weeks into his administration, a scandal about his connections to Russia threaten to engulf his administration:

  • The number of people in Trump's orbit that have been identified with Russian connections continues to grow
  • One administration official—former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn—has already been forced to resign after lying about conversations with Russian officials
  • Last week, it was revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have lied about his own conversations with the Russian ambassador while testifying under oath before a Senate committee

The Trump-Russian scandal has created a crisis that even some Republicans like Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter say is bigger than Watergate.

Republicans blocked a Supreme Court appointment for an entire year based on some phony, made-up "rule" about the legitimacy of President Obama's final year in office, but the scandal unfolding in Washington today is deadly serious.

The Russian scandal raises serious questions about the legitimacy of the Trump presidency—questions directly connected to national security and foreign influence over our government. Donald Trump should not be allowed to make any lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court until these questions are answered.

Sign"and send the petition to your senators: Postpone the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch until there's been a complete, independent investigation of the Trump-Russian scandal.


Keep fighting,
Michael Langenmayr, Daily Kos



Daily Kos, PO Box 70036, Oakland, CA, 94612.

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