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The Daily Countable: This Week in Congress, The "Me Too" Movement, & Former Trump Campaign Officials Under House Arrest ⟶

by Countable | 10.30.17

Good Monday from Countable, friends, and a big news day at that. You know by now that the first indictments to come out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation were handed down from a grand jury today. A federal magistrate judge was convinced enough of the seriousness of the charges against Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, and his deputy Rick Gates, that the judge ordered them to be held under house-arrest and subject to multi-million dollar bail requirements.

Want more? Don't miss Countable's guide to Who's Who in the Russia Meddling Investigation, here.

On the Radar

  • Here's our clear roundup of This Week in Congress: the Senate will be focused on confirming judicial nominees, while the House will take up a repeal of Obamacare's Independent Payment Advisory Board, a reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and legislation allowing for the active management of national forests to prevent wildfires. See more below in our daily feature, Your Gov at a Glance.
  • "Me Too" — Do you think the federal government should have a hand in the current cultural revolution around sexual assault and harrassment? Make your voice heard.

Under the Radar

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will receive his daily intelligence briefing before meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the morning.
  • In the afternoon, the president will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Later in the afternoon, the president will meet with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
  • In the evening, the president will participate in Halloween at the White House.

The House of Representatives: OUT

  • The House will return Tuesday, October 31.

The Senate: In Session

  • Voting on the confirmation of Trevor McFadden to be U.S. District Judge for Washington, DC.
  • Voting to start debate on the nomination of Joan Larsen to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Voting to start debate on the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Third Circuit.


Looking ahead, this week top officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google will testify before Congressional committees about the use of their networks by Russians to meddle in last year's presidential campaign. It'll be another big news day, to be sure.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Contact Andrea on Twitter: @RadioBabe

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  • NoHedges
    10/31/2017
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    If H Clinton needs to be on “house arrest” then Lisa Murkowski and Pence need maximum security prison. Both of these snakes are continuing to contribute to the damage via their position.

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  • Susan
    10/31/2017
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    You must put Hillary Clinton under house arrest for her collusion with the soviets , her part in paying for the dossier manufactured for the sole porpoise of interfering with the election, her part in selling 20% of US uranium to the Soviet Union. There is more Russian collusion in her pinky finger than what will be found against President Trump. There is overwhelming corruption in the FBI,CIA and ,IRS. The currant special council needs to recuse himself for his numerous conflicts of interest 1 being Commey’s best bud 2. Was head of FBI when 10 million dollars was spent to hire a British and Russian x operatives to manufacture false statements in a dossier to undermined a presidential candidate during an election. And let’s not forget President Obama’s knowledge and indirect or direct participation in this government corruption. The many ongoing treasonous acts of the leftover Obama administration in the “FBI” and other government agencies doing all in their power to work secret combinations without just cause to over throw this duly elected president and our Government, with the leaking of information that should not be leaked to the press most of which has been proven to be false statements by sources that cannot be verified with the goal of politically discrediting this President, My president, our country’s president. Please stand up for moral correctness Good principles, Honesty, patriotisms and the American way. And help to put a stop to all the dishonest and corrupt values that has like a weed infiltrated our Government and will eventually be it’s and America’s destruction. Start buy calling for a stop to the special council and the truly unjustified spending that has gone into the investigation which has gone on a year now with nothing to show for it.

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  • Shane
    10/31/2017
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    Dear Republican and Democratic Congressmen and Women, How long will you let this play out? Are you hoping you'll get some policy passed out of this? When it goes all the way to the top will you feel resentful that you stood by and let it all happen? The corporate and financial industry's stronghold on policies is blatantly obvious to the American people. How long will you continue to lie and dishonor the constitution for short-term gains? How long will the American public be subject to a president that spouts lies and hatful speech into the world? How long will you ignore the growing climate crisis when the majority of us would like to see real policy passed? Will you feel remorse when you have to explain what happened to the next generation? How long will you continue to insult our intelligence and try to dumb the public down with propaganda and dishonest tactics? How long will it be till you allow the system to totally fail and leave a power vacuum? When will you stop following the institutional norms and standup for what's right? Stand up for the good honest people of this country. We are all waiting.

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  • Gail
    10/31/2017
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    Manafort & Gates paid large bails, have to surrender their passports because they they might be flight risks and are in HOUSE ARREST?? How does that happen?? They should be behind bars!

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  • ConservativeGuy
    10/31/2017
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    Still no indication that President Trump did anything wrong. Think about this: the FBI has been looking into this man for at least a year. Every press outlet for over a year. The Hustler founder has offered a $10 Million reward to any citizen with information that will lead to the impeachment of Donald Trump. What have they found? Nothing! How clean must this man be?

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  • Aimee
    11/01/2017
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    GOP why so silent on Russia? Seems to indicate you are guilty of something. Suggest you start supporting and protecting mueller and our nation. Your silence and complicit behavior is telling. Suggest you get on the right side of the law. America will find out the truth and we will remove those who did not protect our country and constitution from office!

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  • Siamopazzi
    11/29/2017
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    Dems still have 0 proof of Russian collusion in elections. They ignore the 4 million votes just found that were illegally attained by Hillary camp and the fact that she and Obama sold 20% of our Uranium to Russia. Sick kind of logic to not get in with business of arresting DNC members , Hillary , Obama. The liberal mind is stuck .........

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  • Albert
    10/31/2017
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    Make them talk!!!!!

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  • Christine
    10/31/2017
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    Let me get this straight, our economy is doing well, so nobody cares about all the harmful policies the republicans are trying to shove down our throats?

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  • Christopher
    10/31/2017
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    Not that it has come that both sides need to be looked at so I really think we need a special counsel for Hillary as well for we know she did and her foundation needs to be looked at as well as emails

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  • Linda
    10/31/2017
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    To my Texas Representative and Senators, who have been in lockstep with the President every step of the way, there should come a point where you say "we have done all we can to make this guy successful but he doesn't have the mental capacity to do the job and he clearly hires criminally corrupt and morally bankrupt people to advise and work for him, enough is enough." This President doesn't have a clue how to draft a piece of legislation or even provide a blueprint for that. He takes turns being on all sides of an issue so that no matter how it plays out he is ready to cast blame or take credit. How long are you going to let this play out? Until you have completely robbed us of our health care thru your tax cuts to the rich? Until you have filled every judicial opening with the latest crackpot conspiracy theorists, grounding the credibility of the courts to a stop? Until you have gutted all of the agencies tasked to protect us with sound decisions over clean air, clean water, access to public parks? Until every man in this country has enough weapons and accessories to go into any public arena and gun down hundreds of our children in less than 10 minutes? Oh wait, that last one has already happened. These questions are rhetorical, we already know the answers.

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  • Robert
    11/03/2017
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    He do his job trump got something to hide if you guy do this then he need to step down as president that dirt what the gop doing this is not right do this all of you need to step down this country don’t need this shite in president not do his job right 2018 come up the blue will win the house i

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