by Countable | 11.9.18
Welcome to Friday, citizens...
We open today's DC with a few words from Countable's Managing Editor, Andrea Seabrook:
Great job! You managed to score a record turn-out for the midterm elections. Over the last couple of years you've been awake and fired-up, and you used that fire to actually VOTE. Excellent work.
Here's the next challenge: hold on to that fire — in fact, turn up the heat! Use every tool available to keep that civic flame from backing off to a mild simmer. Because the truth is, in our modern governance you must do MORE than vote — you must be the daily election observers of democracy.
To read the full letter - and to find out how to keep that civic flame burning - click here.
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With Democrats set to control the House and Republicans the Senate when the 116th Congress convenes in January, the budgeting process will be the battleground for many of the ideological disputes that play out in the divided legislature.
Absent a major agreement on an issue like tax or welfare reform, each chamber will likely pass budget resolutions outlining their party’s policy priorities and may include reconciliation instructions to achieve them, which was the process used to enact the GOP tax cuts and Obamacare.
We explain Congress' brewing budget battle here.
Very interested in how you plan on combining your celebrations for National Chaos Never Dies Day and Go To An Art Museum Today Day,
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SneakyPete is actually wrong here: Robert Mueller’s search has linked trumps campaign manager PaulManafort and a prominent pro trump lobbyist rick gates to: money laundering, conspiracy against the state(I don’t even know what that is), violation of FARA. He indicted (which means to charge with a crime) 13 Russian officials and 3 Russian companies for spreading of propoganda designed to divide. His investigations show the trump campaign was involved with Russians, had meetings with Russians during the election, and high level officials were directed to meet with Russians. Bc we are intelligent humans, we can deduce that if trumps whole campaign was involved in it, trump was too. #MAGA
Republicans investigated Obama and Hillary for years and years...with zero indictments. The Russian investigation continues to find Trump associated individuals committing felonies. You can judge a man by the company he keeps. If you buddy up criminals then you’re likely a criminal too. Keep it up. Americans deserve to know.
The Mueller investigation would have never taken as long had the gop not sheltered and shielded a criminal mobster! Both should be accountable. Its easy for shallow thinking moron supporters to run their mouths denigrating this process. Crimes have been and continue to be committed. Its a shame that critical resources have been wasted and precious time and effort diverted to checking our own monsters instead of fighting the real battles that plague humanity and this world.
The House should absolutely reopen the investigation and continue the work thwarted by Nunez and his posse. Subpoenas need to be issued and then the inquiry can be resolved. Mueller’s investigation has thus far resulted in many indictments and who knows how Whittaker will take up Trump’s obstruction effort. How long did the House hammer on the Benghazi investigation?
Heaven Forbid...TWO YEARS AND COUNTING 😳 NO WAY IN HELL DO WE NEED MORE RUSSIANS TRUMP COLLUSION INVESTIGATION. Mueller has had two years and has found NOTHING 🙀. All we are seeing now is more Democratic attempts to muddle the waters to accomplish their continued hate of President Trump for defeating their “Queen Mother” Hillary Clinton. GIVE ME A FUXXING BREAK FOLKS. SneakyPete ..... 👿👿. 11*9*18 .....
No. Just no. It’s been tried and tried and tried again and I’m really tired of hearing these lies by the left about President Trump and Russia. Give it up already. It’s a waste of money and time. Money and time that should be put toward the House working with Trump to accomplish his reforms.
Why should we end an investigation that has already indicted and convicted more people than the watergate investigation? The only difference here is trump has even less shame (meaning zero) than Nixon. Nixon would have resigned a year and a half ago. The only way trump will leave is in handcuffs
DO NOT END THE INVESTIGATION!!! DO NOT END MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION!! END THE TRUMP OLIGARCHY! GET BILLIONAIRE LEACHES OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT - it’s BAD ENOUGH THEY ARE IN OUR SOCIETY!! BILLIONAIRE LEACHES ON SOCIETY!!! THAT’S ALL THEY ARE 😡😱👿🤡
Trump should definitely be investigated !!! Protect Mueller!!! Regulate guns!!!
They should only start an investigation if the new AG fires Mueller. If they can investigate Benghazi for over two years, we can spend two years ensuring our elections are safe from now on. Trump should want this investigation if he’s innocent.
Yes the House needs to get to the bottom of Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether they had help from the trumps and their hateful campaign
Protect the Mueller investigation. It’s the right thing to do.
Of course the House must investigate collusion between Trump campaign and Russia? It can’t be just swept away.
Yes they should and let’s not forget that Watergate took 2 years to unfold.
HELL NO!!!!!!, NO DAMM WAY, DEMOCRATS SHOULD HE BE INVESTIGATED OR SHOULD HE BE IMPEACHED. WE ARE SEINGN NOTHING MORE THAN A DEMOCRATIC DREAM OF DESTROYING WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE NATION. DREAM ON, PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS, DREAM ON 11*9* 18 ..... 👿👿👿. SneakyPete ....
Should the house investigate collusion between the Trump Administration and Russia. I would say no at least for now all they need to do is support and defend the process in place already and that’s the Mueller investigation.
Senator Cory Booker was accused of assaulting a Democrat, liberal, gay man in a bathroom. Booker needs to be investigated and removed from office because of this accusation. The accusation is enough to remove him from office according to the Democrats model: Booker is guilty until he proves himself innocent.
I thought that is why we are working to keep the Mueller agenda alive and well. I don’t mind the House digging into Trump’s illegal activities, but only if Congress will take steps to remove him from office if and when he is found to be involved in un-American activities. Frankly I don’t see the robber barons of the GOP doing that. I say the House sticks so close to the President that he can’t move. 2020 is right around the corner!
Why are we still on this subject? It’s been going on for years. No evidence, isn’t it a crime to state false accusations? What happen to this country
Trump obviously colluded with the Russians! No one is above the law when it comes to our democracy! He should be investigated, prosecuted and possibly pay the ultimate price for this conspiracy against America!