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CIA Exodus Because of Trump

A lot of folks in the Government feel the same way…

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006 until this month, most recently as the spokesman for the National Security Council.

Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. “Once CIA, always CIA,” he said. But that didn’t give me pause. This wouldn’t be just my first real job, I thought then; it would be my career.

That changed when I formally resigned last week. Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional.

This was not a decision I made lightly. I sought out the CIA as a college student, convinced that it was the ideal place to serve my country and put an otherwise abstract international- relations degree to use. I wasn’t disappointed…

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Trump is standing in front of the most sacred place at the CIA – the wall commemorating those who died in service to America. Their names are not listed on the wall for security reasons. Not only a national disgrace – but a lot for patriotic Americans risking their lives to handle.

As a candidate, Donald Trump’s rhetoric suggested that he intended to take a different approach. I watched in disbelief when, during the third presidential debate, Trump casually cast doubt on the high-confidence conclusion of our 17 intelligence agencies, released that month, that Russia was behind the hacking and release of election-related emails. On the campaign trail and even as president-elect, Trump routinely referred to the flawed 2002 assessment of Iraq’s weapons programs as proof that the CIA couldn’t be trusted — even though the intelligence community had long ago held itself to account for those mistakes and Trump himself supported the invasion of Iraq.

Trump’s actions in office have been even more disturbing. His visit to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office, an overture designed to repair relations, was undone by his ego and bluster. Standing in front of a memorial to the CIA’s fallen officers, he seemed to be addressing the cameras and reporters in the room, rather than the agency personnel in front of them, bragging about his inauguration crowd the previous day. Whether delusional or deceitful, these were not the remarks many of my colleagues and I wanted to hear from our new commander in chief. I couldn’t help but reflect on the stark contrast between the bombast of the new president and the quiet dedication of a mentor — a courageous, steadfast professional — who is memorialized on that wall. I know others at CIA felt similarly.

The final straw came late last month, when the White House issued a directive reorganizing the National Security Council, on whose staff I served from 2014 until earlier this year. Missing from the NSC’s principals committee were the CIA director and the director of national intelligence. Added to the roster: the president’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, who cut his teeth as a media champion of white nationalism.

The public outcry led the administration to reverse course and name the CIA director an NSC principal, but the White House’s inclination was clear. It has little need for intelligence professionals who, in speaking truth to power, might challenge the “America First” orthodoxy that sees Russia as an ally and Australia as a punching bag. That’s why the president’s trusted White House advisers, not career professionals, reportedly have final say over what intelligence reaches his desk….

 
 

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US Spy Agencies Withhold Intelligence From Trump Whites Only House Due to Russian Compromise

It would seem that the intelligence agencies consider the White House so corrupted by Russian spies that they are refusing to share intelligence data with the Chump’s people. They believe anything given to the White House will be shared immediately with the Russians, putting our spies and other resources at risk. This is an unprecedented situation, where the NSA considers the President as an agent of a foreign government.

Republicans who are suppressing the investigation into Putin’s ownership of Trump are facilitating treason – and should be charged as accomplices.

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin

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In a recent column, I explained how the still-forming Trump administration is already doing serious harm to America’s longstanding global intelligence partnerships. In particular, fears that the White House is too friendly to Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships with Washington—a development with grave implications for international security, particularly in the all-important realm of counterterrorism.

Now those concerns are causing problems much closer to home—in fact, inside the Beltway itself. Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin, there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump—that it is beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust.

That the IC has ample grounds for concern is demonstrated by almost daily revelations of major problems inside the White House, a mere three weeks after the inauguration. The president has repeatedly gone out of his way to antagonize our spies, mocking them and demeaning their work, and Trump’s personal national security guru can’t seem to keep his story straight on vital issues.

That’s Mike Flynn, the retired Army three-star general who now heads the National Security Council. Widely disliked in Washington for his brash personality and preference for conspiracy-theorizing over intelligence facts, Flynn was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency for managerial incompetence and poor judgment—flaws he has brought to the far more powerful and political NSC.

Flynn’s problems with the truth have been laid bare by the growing scandal about his dealings with Moscow. Strange ties to the Kremlin, including Vladimir Putin himself, have dogged Flynn since he left DIA, and concerns about his judgment have risen considerably since it was revealed that after the November 8 election, Flynn repeatedly called the Russian embassy in Washington to discuss the transition. The White House has denied that anything substantive came up in conversations between Flynn and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.

That was a lie, as confirmed by an extensively sourced bombshell report in TheWashington Post, which makes clear that Flynn grossly misrepresented his numerous conversations with Kislyak—which turn out to have happened before the election too, part of a regular dialogue with the Russian embassy. To call such an arrangement highly unusual in American politics would be very charitable.

In particular, Flynn and Kislyak discussed the possible lifting of the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia and its intelligence services late last year in retaliation for the Kremlin’s meddling in our 2016 election. In public, Flynn repeatedly denied that any talk of sanctions occurred during his conversations with Russia’s ambassador. Worse, he apparently lied in private too, including to Vice President Mike Pence, who when this scandal broke last month publicly denied that Flynn conducted any sanctions talk with Kislyak. Pence and his staff are reported to be very upset with the national security adviser, who played the vice president for a fool.

It’s debatable whether Flynn broke any laws by conducting unofficial diplomacy with Moscow, then lying about it, and he has now adopted the customary Beltway dodge about the affair, ditching his previous denials in favor of professing he has “no recollection of discussing sanctions,” adding that he “couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.” That’s not good enough anymore, since the IC knows exactly what Flynn and Kislyak discussed…

Prominent Democrats in Congress are already calling for Flynn to be relieved over this scandal, which at best shows him to be dishonest about important issues. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has bluntly askedfor the national security adviser’s ouster. Republicans on the Hill who would prefer that the White House stop lying to the public about its Kremlin links ought to get behind Schiff’s initiative before the scandal gets worse.

In truth, it may already be too late. A new report by CNN indicates that important parts of the infamous spy dossier that professed to shed light on President Trump’s shady Moscow ties have been corroborated by communications intercepts. In other words, SIGINT strikes again, providing key evidence that backs up some of the claims made in that 35-page report compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence official with extensive Russia experience….

How things are heating up between the White House and the spooks is evidenced by a new report that the CIA has denied a security clearance to one of Flynn’s acolytes. Rob Townley, a former Marine intelligence officer selected to head up the NSC’s Africa desk, was denied a clearance to see Sensitive Compartmented Information (which is required to have access to SIGINT in particular). Why Townley’s SCI was turned down isn’t clear—it could be over personal problems or foreign ties—but the CIA’s stand has been privately denounced by the White House, which views this as a vendetta against Flynn. That the Townley SCI denial was reportedly endorsed by Mike Pompeo, the new CIA director selected by Trump himself, only adds to the pain.

There is more consequential IC pushback happening, too. Our spies have never liked Trump’s lackadaisical attitude toward the President’s Daily Brief, the most sensitive of all IC documents, which the new commander-in-chief has received haphazardly. The president has frequently blown off the PDB altogether, tasking Flynn with condensing it into a one-page summary with no more than nine bullet-points. Some in the IC are relieved by this, but there are pervasive concerns that the president simply isn’t paying attention to intelligence.

In light of this, and out of worries about the White House’s ability to keep secrets, some of our spy agencies have begun withholding intelligence from the Oval Office. Why risk your most sensitive information if the president may ignore it anyway? A senior National Security Agency official explained that NSA was systematically holding back some of the “good stuff” from the White House, in an unprecedented move. For decades, NSA has prepared special reports for the president’s eyes only, containing enormously sensitive intelligence. In the last three weeks, however, NSA has ceased doing this, fearing Trump and his staff cannot keep their best SIGINT secrets…. More Here

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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Second American Revolution, The Clown Bus

 

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Across the Federal Government, An Uprising Against the Chumph

Across America, millions are marching against the Chumph and his white-wing Republican allies. Inside the machinery which operates the Government…There is an even more serious revolt rapidly growing, as the people who work for the Government prepare for what is basically a coup.

No, there aren’t going to be any guns or pitchforks in this revolution – just a bunch of people jamming the entire system up. Should the Chumph try mass firings then this will turn into outright revolt.

Yesterday 800 State Department employees signed a letter protesting the Chumph’s racist immigration ban.

If the Democrats don’t grow some cajones…This is going to the streets.

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Resistance from within: Federal workers push back against Trump

The signs of popular dissent from President Trump’s opening volley of actions have been plain to see on the nation’s streets, at airports in the aftermath of his refu­gee and visa ban, and in the blizzard of outrage on social media. But there’s another level of resistance to the new president that is less visible and potentially more troublesome to the administration: a growing wave of opposition from the federal workers charged with implementing any new president’s agenda.

Less than two weeks into Trump’s administration, federal workers are in regular consultation with recently departed Obama-era political appointees about what they can do to push back against the new president’s initiatives. Some federal employees have set up social media accounts to anonymously leak word of changes that Trump appointees are trying to make.

And a few government workers are pushing back more openly, incurring the wrath of a White House that, as press secretary Sean Spicer said this week about dissenters at the State Department, sends a clear message that they “should either get with the program, or they can go.”

At a church in Columbia Heights last weekend, dozens of federal workers attended a support group for civil servants seeking a forumto discuss their opposition to the Trump administration. And 180 federal employees have signed up for a workshop next weekend, where experts will offer advice on workers’ rights and how they can express civil disobedience.

At the Justice Department, an employee in the division that administers grants to nonprofits fighting domestic violence and researching sex crimes said the office has been planning to slow its work and to file complaints with the inspector general’s office if asked to shift grants away from their mission.

“You’re going to see the bureaucrats using time to their advantage,” said the employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. Through leaks to news organizations and internal complaints, he said, “people here will resist and push back against orders they find unconscionable.”

The resistance is so early, so widespread and so deeply felt that it has officials worrying about paralysis and overt refusals by workers to do their jobs.

Asked whether federal workers are dissenting in ways that go beyond previous party changes in the White House, Tom Malinow­ski, who was President Barack Obama’s assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, said, sarcastically: “Is it unusual? . . . There’s nothing unusual about the entire national security bureaucracy of the United States feeling like their commander in chief is a threat to U.S. national security. That happens all the time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry about.”

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The permanent bureaucracy, the backbone of the federal government and the bulwark against many presidents’ activist intentions, is designed to be at least a step removed from the crosswinds of partisan politics.

But for years, many conservatives have argued that the federal bureaucracy is stacked against them, making it harder for them to get things done even when they control the White House, Congress or both.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a Trump adviser and longtime critic of the bureaucracy, said the pushback against the new administration reveals how firmly entrenched liberals are and how threatened they feel by the new regime. He cited an analysis by the Hill newspaper that showed that 95 percent of campaign donations from employees at 14 federal agencies went to Hillary Clinton last fall.

“This is essentially the opposition in waiting,” Gingrich said. “He may have to clean out the Justice Department because there are so many left-wingers there. State is even worse.”

Gingrich said Trump might push for civil service revisions to make it easier to fire federal workers. He predicted that the public would back the president over federal employees.

The signs of resistance in federal offices range from low-level grumbling and angry opposition posted online to anonymous promises of outright insubordination as new policies develop.

The State Department has emerged as the nexus of opposition to Trump’s refugee policy, in part because it has an official dissent channel where Foreign Service employees can register opposition without fear of reprisals. The channel, formed in 1971, has been used to raise policy objections to the Vietnam War and other conflicts. Several hundred employees signed the dissent cable objecting to Trump’s refugee policy.

Secretaries of state have taken the dissent channel so seriously that they have altered policies in response to complaints. In 2002, then-Secretary Colin Powell presided over the awarding of a prize for “constructive dissent” to an employee who had pushed back against a deputy secretary.

But State Department employees are nervous enough now that the American Foreign Service Association on Tuesday sent out an advisory called “What You Need To Know When You Disagree With U.S. Policy.” The note spelled out employees’ legal protections but warned that “walking out in protest of a U.S. government policy, even just temporarily, would be considered a strike” and can result in being fired.

Other agencies that lack that kind of tradition are in more turmoil. When the White House last week ordered an end to all advertising and other outreach activities encouraging Americans to sign up for health plans through Affordable Care Act marketplaces, employees at the Health and Human Services Department protested, pointing out that the ban on ads and robo-calls would probably result in less coverage of the most desirable customers — young and healthy adults whose scant use of medical care can help lower prices for everyone else.

The internal protest, combined with an outcry on social media and from the insurance industry, prompted the Trump administration to revise its directive in less than 24 hours….

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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National Park Service Resists the Chumph

The beginning of a groundswell of resistance from the Federal Government against the Chumph’s gag order to Federal Agencies.

Anther Government Agency goes rogue in resistance the to the dictator.

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The Buffalo may roam here…but not the Chumph bullshit

Park Service workers step up Twitter campaign against Trump

After climate-related tweets from Badlands National Park were deleted, other parks have tweeted in defiance

The National Park Service employees’ Twitter campaign against President Donald Trump spread to other parks on Wednesday, with tweets on climate change and a reminder that Japanese Americans were forcibly interned in camps and parks during World War II.

 A day after three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park were deleted, other park accounts have sent out tweets that appear to defy Trump. One, by Redwoods National Park in California, notes that redwood groves are nature’s No. 1 carbon sink, which capture greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

“More redwoods would mean less #climatechange,” the park said in a tweet.

Golden Gate National Park in California said in a tweet that 2016 was the hottest year on record for the third year in a row. The tweet directed readers to a report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA

The tweets went beyond climate change.

Death Valley National Park tweeted photos of Japanese Americans interned there during World War II, a message that some saw as objecting to Trump’s pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country and a proposal to restrict the flow of refugees to the United States.

A park service spokesman declined to comment Wednesday.

Three climate-related tweets sent out by the Badlands park account were deleted after they went viral on Twitter, sparking debate over whether the park was defying the Trump administration.

The South Dakota park posted tweets Tuesday that accurately quoted climate science data, including the current record-setting high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Trump has called climate change a hoax.

The tweets were shared thousands of times, and the Democratic National Committee circulated the message by email with the subject line “Resist.”

That message — resist — was featured on massive banner unfurled atop a 270-foot construction crane blocks from the White House. A spokesman for the environmental group Greenpeace said protesters who climbed the crane to place the banner are encouraging resistance to Trump and his agenda, including executive orders signed Tuesday to boost the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, both of which were blocked by President Barack Obama.

The tweets by the park service accounts came after the Interior Department briefly suspended park service accounts and others run by Interior in response to photos retweeted by the park service during Trump’s inauguration.

The photos contrasted turnout at Friday’s inauguration with previous ceremonies. Trump has claimed without evidence that turnout at his event was larger than reported by news media.

The Interior accounts were reactivated the next day.

Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, a human rights organization, said Trump’s order to build a wall on the Mexican border and restrict refugees from entering the country “marks one of the most hateful days in our nation’s history.”

Trump “is retracting the promise of American freedom to an extent we have not seen from a president since Franklin Roosevelt forced Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II,” Goldstein said.

The Statue of Liberty — another national park — “weeps over President Trump’s discrimination,” Goldstein said.

 

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Call Your Yellowback Donkey Democrat!

Demo Yellow Donkey

Any Democrat who shows up at the Chumph coronation – certainly doesn’t represent you.

Not much we can do about replacing those chickenshit types until the next election. Any Democrat lending any material or physical support to the Chump needs to be gone.

Might as well have a Republican in Office instead of a chickenshit Republican in Democrat clothing.

Call the Yellowback Donkeys up, and let them know they have lost your vote if they show up.

Senate

California

Feinstein, Dianne – (202) 224-3841

Harris, Kamala – (202) 224-3553

Colorado

Bennet, Michael – (202) 224-5852

Connecticut

Blumenthal, Richard – (202) 224-2823

Murphy, Chris – (202) 224-4041

Delaware

Carper, Thomas – (202) 224-2441

Coons, Christopher – (202) 224-5042

Florida

Nelson, Bill – (202) 224-5274

Hawaii

Hirono, Mazie – (202) 224-6361

Schatz, Brian –  (202) 224-3934

Indiana

Donnelly, Joe – (202) 224-4814

Illinois

Duckworth, Tammy –  (202) 224-2854

Durbin, Richard – (202) 224-2152

Maine

King, Angus – (202) 224-5344*

Massachusetts

Markey, Edward – (202) 224-2742

Warren, Elizabeth – (202) 224-4543

Maryland

Cardin, Ben – (202) 224-4524

Van Hollen, Chris – (202) 224-4654

Michigan

Peters, Gary – (202) 224-6221

Stabenow, Debbie – (202) 224-4822

Minnesota

Franken, Al – (202) 224-5641

Klobuchar, Amy – (202) 224-3244

Missouri

McCaskill, Claire – (202) 224-6154

Montana

Tester, Jon – (202) 224-2644

Nevada

Cortez Masto, Catherine – (202) 224-3542

New Hampshire

Hassan, Maggie – (202) 224-3324

Shaheen, Jeanne – (202) 224-2841

New Jersey

Booker, Cory – (202) 224-3224

Menendez, Robert – (202) 224-4744

New Mexico

Heinrich, Martin – (202) 224-5521

Udall, Tom – (202) 224-6621

New York

Gillibrand, Kirsten – (202) 224-4451

Schumer, Charles – (202) 224-6542

North Dakota

Heitkamp, Heidi – (202) 224-2043

Ohio

Brown, Sherrod – (202) 224-2315

Oregon

Merkley, Jeff – (202) 224-3753

Wyden, Ron – (202) 224-5244

Pennsylvania

Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (202) 224-6324

Rhode Island

Reed, Jack – (202) 224-4642

Whitehouse, Sheldon – (202) 224-2921

Vermont

Leahy, Patrick –  (202) 224-4242

Sanders, Bernie – (202) 224-5141*

Virginia

Kaine, Timothy – (202) 224-4024

Warner, Mark – (202) 224-2023

Washington

Cantwell, Maria – (202) 224-3441

Murray, Patty –  (202) 224-2621

West Virginia

Manchin III, Joe – (202) 224-3954

Wisconsin

Baldwin, Tammy – (202) 224-5653

*Bernie Sanders and Angus King are independents who caucus with Democrats.

House of Representatives

Arizona

O’Halleran, Tom

Arizona 1st District

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Sinema, Kyrsten

Arizona 9th District

202-225-9888

California

Garamendi, John

California 3rd District

202-225-1880

Thompson, Mike

California 5th District

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Matsui, Doris O.

California 6th District

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Bera, Ami

California 7th District

202-225-5716

Pelosi, Nancy

California 12th District

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Speier, Jackie

California 14th District

202-225-3531

Swalwell, Eric

California 15th District

202-225-5065

Costa, Jim

California 16th District

202-225-3341

Khanna, Ro

California 17th District

202-225-2631

Eshoo, Anna G.

California 18th District

202-225-8104

Panetta, Jimmy

California 20th District

202-225-2861

Carbajal, Salud

California 24th District

202-225-3601

Brownley, Julia

California 26th District

202-225-5811

Schiff, Adam

California 28th District

202-225-4176

Sherman, Brad

California 30th District

202-225-5911

Aguilar, Pete

California 31st District

202-225-3201

Becerra, Xavier

California 34th District

202-225-6235

Torres, Norma

California 35th District

202-225-6161

Sánchez, Linda

California 38th District

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Barragán, Nanette

California 44th District

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Correa, J. Luis

California 46th District

202-225-2965

Lowenthal, Alan

California 47th District

202-225-7924

Peters, Scott

California 52nd District

202-225-0508

Davis, Susan

California 53rd District

202-225-2040

Colorado

DeGette, Diana

Colorado 1st District

202-225-4431

Polis, Jared

Colorado 2nd District

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Perlmutter, Ed

Colorado 7th District

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Connecticut

Larson, John B.

Connecticut 1st District

202-225-2265

Courtney, Joe

Connecticut 2nd District

202-225-2076

DeLauro, Rosa L.

Connecticut 3rd District

202-225-3661

Himes, Jim

Connecticut 4th District

202-225-5541

Esty, Elizabeth

Connecticut 5th District

202-225-4476

Delaware

Blunt Rochester, Lisa

Delaware At-Large

202-225-4165

District of Columbia

Norton, Eleanor Holmes

District of Columbia At-Large

202-225-8050

Florida

Lawson, Al

Florida 5th District

202-225-0123

Murphy, Stephanie

Florida 7th District

202-225-4035

Demings, Val

Florida 10th District

202-225-2176

Crist, Charlie

Florida 13th District

202-225-5961

Castor, Kathy

Florida 14th District

202-225-3376

Frankel, Lois

Florida 21st District

202-225-9890

Deutch, Ted

Florida 22nd District

202-225-3001

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie

Florida 23rd District

202-225-7931

Georgia

Bishop Jr., Sanford D.

Georgia 2nd District

202-225-3631

Johnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr.

Georgia 4th District

202-225-1605

Scott, David

Georgia 13th District

202-225-2939

Guam

Bordallo, Madeleine

Guam At-Large

202-225-1188

Hawaii

Hanabusa, Colleen

Hawaii 1st District

202-225-2726

Gabbard, Tulsi

Hawaii 2nd District

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Illinois

Rush, Bobby L.

Illinois 1st District

202-225-4372

Kelly, Robin

Illinois 2nd District

202-225-0773

Davis, Danny K.

Illinois 7th District

202-225-5006

Krishnamoorthi, Raja

Illinois 8th District

202-225-3711

Schneider, Bradley

Illinois 10th District

202-225-4835

Foster, Bill

Illinois 11th District

202-225-3515

Bustos, Cheri

Illinois 17th District

202-225-5905

Indiana

Visclosky, Peter

Indiana 1st District

202-225-2461

Carson, André

Indiana 7th District

202-225-4011

Iowa

Loebsack, David

Iowa 2nd District

202-225-6576

Louisiana

Richmond, Cedric

Louisiana 2nd District

202-225-6636

Maryland

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch

Maryland 2nd District

202-225-3061

Sarbanes, John P.

Maryland 3rd District

202-225-4016

Hoyer, Steny H.

Maryland 5th District

202-225-4131

Delaney, John

Maryland 6th District

202-225-2721

Cummings, Elijah

Maryland 7th District

202-225-4741

Massachussetts

Neal, Richard E.

Massachusetts 1st District

202-225-5601

McGovern, James

Massachusetts 2nd District

202-225-6101

Tsongas, Niki

Massachusetts 3rd District

202-225-3411

Kennedy III, Joseph P.

Massachusetts 4th District

202-225-5931

Moulton, Seth

Massachusetts 6th District

202-225-8020

Lynch, Stephen F.

Massachusetts 8th District

202-225-8273

Keating, William

Massachusetts 9th District

202-225-3111

Michigan

Kildee, Daniel

Michigan 5th District

202-225-3611

Levin, Sander

Michigan 9th District

202-225-4961

Dingell, Debbie

Michigan 12th District

202-225-4071

Lawrence, Brenda

Michigan 14th District

202-225-5802

Minnesota

Walz, Timothy J.

Minnesota 1st District

202-225-2472

McCollum, Betty

Minnesota 4th District

202-225-6631

Peterson, Collin C.

Minnesota 7th District

202-225-2165

Nolan, Rick

Minnesota 8th District

202-225-6211

Missouri

Cleaver, Emanuel

Missouri 5th District

202-225-4535

Nevada

Titus, Dina

Nevada 1st District

202-225-5965

Rosen, Jacky

Nevada 3rd District

202-225-3252

Kihuen, Ruben

Nevada 4th District

202-225-9894

New Hampshire

Kuster, Ann

New Hampshire 2nd District

202-225-5206

New Jersey

Norcross, Donald

New Jersey 1st District

202-225-6501

Gottheimer, Josh

New Jersey 5th District

202-225-4465

Pallone Jr., Frank

New Jersey 6th District

202-225-4671

Sires, Albio

New Jersey 8th District

202-225-7919

Pascrell Jr., Bill

New Jersey 9th District

202-225-5751

New Mexico

Lujan Grisham, Michelle

New Mexico 1st District

202-225-6316

Lujan, Ben R.

New Mexico 3rd District

202-225-6190

New York

Suozzi, Thomas

New York 3rd District

202-225-3335

Rice, Kathleen

New York 4th District

202-225-5516

Meeks, Gregory W.

New York 5th District

202-225-3461

Jeffries, Hakeem

New York 8th District

202-225-5936

Maloney, Carolyn

New York 12th District

202-225-7944

Crowley, Joseph

New York 14th District

202-225-3965

Engel, Eliot

New York 16th District

202-225-2464

Lowey, Nita

New York 17th District

202-225-6506

Maloney, Sean Patrick

New York 18th District

202-225-5441

Tonko, Paul D.

New York 20th District

202-225-5076

Higgins, Brian

New York 26th District

202-225-3306

North Carolina

Price, David

North Carolina 4th District

202-225-1784

Mariana Islands

Sablan, Gregorio

Northern Mariana Islands At-Large

202-225-2646

Ohio

Beatty, Joyce

Ohio 3rd District

202-225-4324

Kaptur, Marcy

Ohio 9th District

202-225-4146

Ryan, Tim

Ohio 13th District

202-225-5261

Oregon

Bonamici, Suzanne

Oregon 1st District

202-225-0855

Pennsylvania

Cartwright, Matthew

Pennsylvania 17th District

202-225-5546

Rhode Island

Cicilline, David

Rhode Island 1st District

202-225-4911

Langevin, Jim

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South Carolina

Clyburn, James E.

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Texas 15th District

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Texas 16th District

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Jackson Lee, Sheila

Texas 18th District

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Texas 28th District

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Green, Gene

Texas 29th District

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Johnson, Eddie Bernice

Texas 30th District

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Veasey, Marc

Texas 33rd District

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Texas 34th District

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Virgin Islands

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Virginia

Scott, Robert C.

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Washington

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Hamilton Electors Push Back Against the Chumph

And here you thought the Chumph’s problem was only with the play!

A group of electors is finding it increasingly hard to vote for the Chump, pushing back against his gross incompetence, arrogance, and dangerous ego. They hope to influence enough electors to overturn the “election”.

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Colorado electors plan to challenge state law in bid to derail Donald Trump’s victory

Four of Colorado’s nine Electoral College electors plan to challenge a state law that would prevent a long-shot bid to keep President-elect Donald Trump out of the White House.

Robert Nemanich, of Colorado Springs, said Saturday he and three other electors intend to sue Colorado’s governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state Democratic Party chairman claiming state law requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates “who received the highest number of votes at the preceding general election in this state,” is unconstitutional.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won Colorado – and the popular vote nationwide – but lost the election to Trump, who captured the needed Electoral College votes to win the presidency.

The four electors hope that if the law is struck down, Colorado’s electors can join forces with other Democrats pledged to Clinton and disaffected Republicans pledged to Trump to find an alternative Republican acceptable to both sides, Nemanich said.

“There are Republicans and Democrats now willing to look for a solution to Donald Trump (being elected).” he said. “The linchpin comes down to whether there are enough Republicans to join.”

Eight of Colorado’s nine electors have voiced support for the lawsuit, which Nemanich said would be filed Monday.

The plan would require that 270 electors agree to vote for a presidential candidate that was not on the ballot.

If electors pick the candidate they’ve pledged to pick, as they’ve done in past elections, Trump would win the presidency by 37 votes. Because Colorado residents elected Clinton, all of the state’s nine votes would go to the Democratic presidential candidate.

Along with another four electors from Washington trying to stop Trump’s election, Nemanich and the three other electors named as plaintiffs in the suit – former Democratic state Rep. Polly Baca of Denver, Michael Baca of Denver, and Jerad Sutton of Greeley – have been nicknamed the Hamilton Electors after United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. In an installment of the well-known Federalist Papers essay series, Hamilton argued that the Electoral College is meant to serve as a safeguard against electing a candidate who may not be qualified to be president.

“Donald Trump is unfit, immoral and unethical to be the president of the United States,” Nemanich said, later adding that voiding his presidency is about “what’s best for the country.”

Nemanich said former Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain have been considered as possible alternatives because they had already been vetted during their respective 2012 and 2008 presidential runs.

The plan would “ideally” involve electing a Democratic vice president, Nemanich said. A president and vice president from opposing political parties have not been elected in more than 200 years.

It’s just one more unconventional part of the Hamilton Electors’ plan, which could lead to dissatisfaction among American voters if it works, he said.

“There’s no precedent for this,” Nemanich said. “If we’re successful, there’s going to be unrest.”

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Second American Revolution

 

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Love Trumps Hate

Even the little ones “Get It”

 

And across the country the revolt grows…

 
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