American Bridge Releases New Interactive Timeline Highlighting Donald Trump’s Long and Troubling Ties To Russia

To chronicle nearly two years and countless lies Donald Trump and his associates have told about their ties to Russia, American Bridge is today releasing a new interactive timeline for the public to learn the truth.  Starting with the day Donald Trump launched his campaign and continuing through the latest news about Michel Flynn refusing to comply with a subpoena, the timeline is complete with every shocking development of the ongoing scandal.

To view the new timeline, click here:

“With Donald Trump and his team lying about their ties to Russia at every possible opportunity, is a resource to highlight the truth. The public deserves the truth about this scandal and it’s dangerous implications for our national security,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

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Trump’s Budget Sells Out Kids, Working Families, And Retirees

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump’s budget that cuts Social Security and Medicaid, guts crucial programs like CHIP and food stamps, and slashes funding for low-income housing and school lunch programs:

“You don’t make America great by cutting kids’ health insurance, taking away their school lunches, and making it harder for their parents to find them a place to live. And there’s no ‘greatness’ in slashing disability insurance or threatening food access for the 42 million Americans who count on food stamps. Across the board, Trump is breaking his promises and selling us out, including with big cuts to Social Security and Medicaid.

“This budget will do real harm to kids, working families, and retirees. And any Republican who stands by it will pay a heavy price at at the ballot box.”

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Michael Flynn’s Lies Continue to Add Up As Things Go from Bad to Worse for Trump

It’s only getting worse for Michael Flynn and Donald Trump. After Flynn decided to invoke the Fifth Amendment instead of complying with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence committee today, he was caught lying to the Pentagon about receiving $45,000 from the Russian government propaganda network RT and his contacts with Russian officials, during the time he was renewing his top-secret security clearance.

“Michael Flynn is a liar and it looks like the White House has been running a cover up operation. Now he’s in a new world of trouble and things are just getting worse for an Administration that appears hell bent on obstructing justice. What did Donald Trump know and when did he know it? And at what point will they finally tell the American people the truth?” said American Bridge spokesperson Sabrina Singh.

NBC News: Flynn to Invoke Fifth Amendment Rights in Response to Senate […]

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Shot/Chaser: Heller’s Health Care Hypocrisy

Today, Politico reported that Senate Republicans have decided on their #Trumpcare strategy: negotiate a partisan bill in secret. Well, let’s rewind the clock and see what Sen. Dean Heller had to say about public hearings just a few years ago…

SHOT: “I think that’s wrong,” negotiating health care “behind
closed doors
” – Dean Heller, 2009

CHASER:  “McConnell’s strategy is to keep the debate within his conference for as long as possible. There will be no public hearings as a bill is drafted” – Politico, 2017

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ICYMI: Healthcare experts condemn Trump sabotaging insurance markets

Today, after the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans failed yet again to address the instability and escalating prices they have brought on the American healthcare system, numerous experts weighed-in about how dangerous and reckless this current approach is for millions of American people.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the cost-sharing reductions as a craven political negotiating tactic that would inflict pain on working people in order to pressure opponents into supporting Trumpcare.

Trump’s Administration reportedly even attempted to use the need for CSRs to shakedown insurance companies that were concerned about Trumpcare being bad policy. ​

​America’s Health Insurance Plans Spokesperson Cathryn Donaldson: “We need swift action and long-term certainty on this critical program…It is the single most destabilizing factor in the individual market, and millions of Americans could soon feel the impact of fewer choices, higher costs, and reduced access to care.” [Bloomberg, 5/22/2017]

BlueCross BlueShield Association Senior Vice President of Policy […]

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Trump On Taking The 5th: “Like Watergate, But Worse”

As former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn invokes the fifth amendment to avoid testifying before Congress’ Trump-Russia probe, watch Donald Trump argue that taking the fifth is disgraceful, synonymous with guilt, and even worse than Watergate.

Watch: “You see the mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”  [Donald Trump, Rally, Council Bluffs, IA, 9/28/16]

Watch: “When you have your staff taking the Fifth Amendment – taking the Fifth so they’re not prosecuted. When you have the man that set up the illegal server taking the Fifth – I think it’s disgraceful and believe me this country thinks it’s disgraceful, really thinks it’s disgraceful also”  [Donald Trump, Presidential Debate, Hempstead, NY, 9/29/16]

Watch: “He pleaded the Fifth and we never heard of him again. This is like a Third World country. This is like Watergate, but worse.” [Donald […]

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Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans must stop holding healthcare hostage 

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement responding to the Trump Administration seeking a delay regarding the House Republican lawsuit over Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reductions.  Health care providers, the health insurance industry, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have all urged Donald Trump not to cut millions of Americans off from the Affordable Care Act funding they depend on for access to medical care:

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have taxpayers footing both sides of their asinine lawsuit because they refuse to admit the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans afford health care.  Today’s decision to kick the can down the road is both a dishonest waste of taxpayer money and unnecessarily injects chaos in into the healthcare market as they try to force Trumpcare onto an unwilling American public.  This Republican hostage-taking strategy is  Read more after the jump.