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Megathread: Speaker Pelosi announces House to launch formal impeachment inquiry

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The announcement follows a late afternoon meeting of House Democrats in response to increasing support among the house democrat caucust for impeachment and amid reports that President Trump may have pressured a foreign leader to investigate the former Vice President and potential 2020 campaign rival Joe Biden and his family.


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Megathread: Rep. Adam Schiff Says Ukraine Whistleblower Wants To Talk To Intelligence Committee

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, announced on Tuesday that an intelligence community whistleblower who allegedly has information about President Donald Trump’s misconduct in office would like to speak to the committee and has asked the acting director of national intelligence how to do so.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, Schiff said the Intelligence Committee is in contact with the whistleblower’s counsel and looks forward to the individual’s testimony.

The whistleblower’s complaint stems from initial allegations that Trump urged the president of Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s potential 2020 opponent, for political purposes.


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Megathread: Rep. Adam Schiff Says Ukraine Whistleblower Wants To Talk To Intelligence Committee

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, announced on Tuesday that an intelligence community whistleblower who allegedly has information about President Donald Trump’s misconduct in office would like to speak to the committee and has asked the acting director of national intelligence how to do so.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, Schiff said the Intelligence Committee is in contact with the whistleblower’s counsel and looks forward to the individual’s testimony.

The whistleblower’s complaint stems from initial allegations that Trump urged the president of Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s potential 2020 opponent, for political purposes.


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We are civic technology experts working to increase US election participation. Today is National Voter Registration Day, AMA!

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We are Katy, Robert, and Jill, civic technology experts from Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to make sure no American misses an election. Specifically, we’re building the tools needed to make voting a simple, seamless experience, and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike.

Our tools include:

  • TurboVote: a voter registration assistant and election reminder service

  • The Voting Information Project: a partnership between Democracy Works and the states to provide official information to voters about where to vote and what’s on their ballots

  • Next Elections: our database of local, state, and federal elections happening across the US in the next 30 days

We power voter registration drives across the internet: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/technology/snapchat-voter-registration-midterms.html

Today, on National Voter Registration Day, we are excited to answer your questions about voter registration and participation! We think voting should be fun. Ask us anything!

Participants include:

  • Kathryn Peters, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

  • Jill Brownfield, Nonprofit Partnerships Manager

  • Robert Mitchell, Data Associate for the Voting Information Project

Proof: https://i.redd.it/64b2fw0aseo31.png

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Trump admits withholding aid to Ukraine while asking country’s leader to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden

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r/politics Wants You! (…To Register To Vote For National Voter Registration Day!)

Today is National Voter Registration Day – ensure you’ll be able to vote on Election Day! Even if even if you’ve already registered, you should take a minute to ensure your registration status is valid and up to date.

Many states offer online registration – the official Vote.gov website will direct you to your state’s online registration form, or in the case of mail-in registration only, the correct mail in form.

There are two third party services that make registration faster –

  • Vote.org – Vote.org is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides a registration widget that can be embedded on websites or social media. It’s extremely simple and fast – but they do warn you that “you’ll receive occassional emails from Vote.org”. Their widget does let you enter a change of address for updated registration. They offer this form to check your current registration status.

  • Rock the Vote – another non-profit voter awareness and education organization – if you were watching MTV in 1990 you might remember their totally cool and not weird at all Madonna ad. They offer their own extremely simplified registration widget – for states that do not allow electronic registration (cough, New Jersey cough), their tool will prepare the necessary mail-in PDF for you. Like Vote.org, email is required and will be added to their supporter list. Like Vote.org, a registration status check tool is provided.


Some good additional resources:

  • Voter ID requirements – use this map from the Conference of State Legislatures to see if your state requires ID to be presented when voting.

  • Check your polling location – use this tool, provided by the Voting Information Project (in conjunction with Pew Charitable Trusts) to find your polling location by entering a street address. No email address or other user information is required.

  • State election website information – if you want to find sample ballots, provisional ballot information, or absantee ballot information specific to your state, this USA.gov directory will send you to the correct website for your state.

  • Check for registration deadlines and election dates – this tool will help display the registration deadline for all upcoming elections. Though you shouldn’t need to check – you should register now. Like, right this very second!

  • USA.gov Voting and election resources – this directory at USA.gov contains a host of voter information. If none of the above tools and resources answer your question about voting or elections, this page will likely have what you need.

  • BallotReady – this tool will allow you to enter a street address and see every candidate for every race in your district. Light biographical information is provided for all candidates – if you don’t have a sample ballot yet this is an excellent way to begin researching candidates.

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Donald Trump Mocks 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, Twitter Reacts: ‘She Has More Class in Her Little Finger’

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Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

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If you need some more motivation to make that call.

  1. Impeachment will bring a lot of glossed over facts into the public eye, like Trump asking his lawyer to get rid of Mueller. Also Manafort giving polling data to Russians.

  2. It won’t help trump’s re-election chances in 2020 if it fails. Clinton’s acquittal in Feb 1999 was followed by Bush winning the presidency. Clinton didn’t even get an approval bump after it.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/116584/presidential-approval-ratings-bill-clinton.aspx

Every President who has been impeached (including Nixon’s likely impeachment) resulted in the opposition party winning the presidency. Democrat Johnson was followed by Republican Grant. Republican Nixon was followed by Democrat Carter. Democrat Clinton was followed by Republican Bush.

3. Trump’s name needs to go on the list of impeached presidents. He’s far worse than most. The narrative from people not paying attention will be “if he’s so bad why wasn’t he impeached like Clinton?” The majority of voters are not political news addicts. But they’ll all hear the word “impeachment” and some may decide to move on from all the smoke and chaos in their country when it’s time to vote.

4. Nixon had high approval ratings when impeachment talk started. The pretrial hearings brought out the facts to the public eye and everyone turned on him.

5. Raising the likelihood of prosecution after he’s out of office, or his children, may cause him to cut a deal to leave office.

6. There’s still a chance of conviction. People may turn on their senators once all the facts are blown up and a case is made. Nixon’s impeachment talk started when he had high approval ratings.

7. Barr’s word shouldn’t be the final say on this. He’s proven to be a cover-up artist.

8. It needs to be established that improper actions will be fought against to the fullest extent to deter future candidates from trying to steal elections.

9. Impeachment will be open to other issues that Mueller’s investigation was not like emoluments violations, conduct unbecoming of the presidency, tax violations, campaign finance violations, paying off pornstars to influence an election, wasting tax payer dollars on personal trips and benefiting financially from them, siding with Russia over US intelligence, separating families at the border, defrauding students at his university, welcoming Russia’s attack on our elections, attacking the press, attacking members of the judicial and legislative branches in order to control them, etc.

10. Trump uses lies, Fox News, and fake news. All that falls apart in a trial under oath. Get their damning testimonies on video and play clips around the clock. How many times have we seen Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”?

11. Impeachment may bring out more reason to examine his taxes and other financial documents.

12. Trump already convinced his base that Mueller exonerated him and it didn’t win over any Americans. A second “exoneration” will be meaningless. Everyone knows Republican senators won’t convict. Put them all on record supporting the president with the lowest approval ratings in modern history after the damning facts have been laid out. Republican and Independent supporters of the rule of law will turn against them. It will also hurt any chances of a Presidential run for any senators that vote to acquit.

13. Impeachment will be a game changer. It’s a household word, and it has only happened twice before. People that normally don’t pay attention will tune in just for the historical aspect. This will lead to greater support for impeachment as they learn the facts.

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

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New York prosecutors reject Trump’s immunity claim in tax returns case

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Republicans Only Pretend to Be Patriots

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By forcing Republicans to explicitly condone behavior they would have called treason if a Democrat did it, Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues can finally put an end to the G.O.P.’s long pretense of being more patriotic than its opponents.

I think people who claim impeaching Trump will do nothing for Democrats really miss what the Clinton impeachment did for Republicans. Sure they failed to remove him, but by impeaching Clinton, Republicans cemented their status in the eyes of Americans as the party of family values, the rule of law, and defending the Constitution. They rode that reputation straight through to 2016 when they burned it to the ground. But still, it was effective in masking who they really were, and frankly it still works today, just not on as many people.

But Democrats have the opportunity to do that for themselves now. If removal fails, fine. But if they impeach Trump, Democrats will henceforth be known as the party who defended the Constitution and upheld the rule of law. They can be the party who takes a principled stand against corruption. Or they can dither and do nothing and be the party of feckless wimps. It’s really that stark at this point. Take the mantle and fight the good fight, or just give up.

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