Trump Confirms Comey’s Testimony About Obstruction of Justice

During a Fox and Friends interview this morning, President Donald Trump bragged that his “strategy” of claiming that he surreptitiously recorded a meeting with former FBI Director James Comey successfully compelled Comey to tell the truth during Senate Intelligence Committee hearing where Comey, among other things, repeatedly called Trump a liar.  Comey also detailed a pattern of actions by the President that appear to be obstruction of justice. 

Beaming with self-satisfaction, Trump explained that claiming he had tapes of their conversation ensured that Comey “has to tell what actually took place at those events” — seemingly confirming that the contents Comey’s testimony, including that Trump asked Comey for a loyalty pledge then tried to obstruct an FBI investigation, is true.

“In bragging that he successfully bullied Comey into telling the truth, the President of the United States just confirmed Comey’s testimony,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. “Trump just copped […]

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New Layoffs at Boeing Plant Trump Visited; Carrier to Layoff Hundreds Next Month

Hundreds of American workers are going to be laid off from a Boeing plant where President Trump promised that, as long as he’s president, “American workers will always win.” Trump visited Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina Dreamliner plant in February and pledged to “put our great people back to work.”

Boeing today announced new layoffs at that same Dreamliner facility and other Boeing facilities in North Charleston  In fact, since Trump’s February speech at the facility, Boeing has laid off 1,343 workers nationally, not counting the nearly 200 that were just-announced. And Boeing isn’t the only firm that’s continued to lay off workers on Trump’s watch: Carrier is set to begin laying off 600 more employees next month, despite Trump’s rewarding the firm with Indiana taxpayer-funded incentives last year.

“Despite Trump’s campaign promises, the career outsourcer has watched more than 122,000 […]

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Healthcare Experts, Organizations​ Condemn Backroom Senate Trumpcare Bill 

The Trumpcare bill that Republican Senators developed behind closed doors is being met with forceful opposition from healthcare experts and associations across the country who are warning that it would have devastating effects on patients and their families.

These experts confirm that the Senate package duplicates the House Trumpcare bill, and that its even deeper cuts to Medicaid would be extremely painful for the tens of millions of working people, seniors, and children who depend on it.

At the same time, the Wall Street Journal writes that the Senate’s “Health Bill Gives Huge Tax Cuts to Businesses, High-Income Households.”

“Senate Republicans wrote their Trumpcare plan behind closed doors because they know how painful its effects would be for the American people,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.  “We don’t know which lobbyists these Republicans let into the room as they developed this appalling bill that would take health insurance from millions, gut […]

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Reviews are in: Senate Trumpcare bill unravels Medicaid to cut taxes for the rich

Press reports already confirm that the bottom line about the Senate Trumpcare bill, which was written behind closed doors, is this: Trumpcare would slash Medicaid funding, leaving tens of millions of working Americans, seniors, and children out in the cold in order to cut taxes for the rich.

Associated Press: “Senate Republicans unveil health care bill scuttling Obama law, cuts Medicaid, slashes taxes for wealthy”

NBC News: “Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Medicaid Cuts”

The Hill: “Senate GOP releases ObamaCare repeal bill with deep cuts to Medicaid”

Vox: “At its core, the Senate health bill slashes Medicaid to finance a tax cut for the rich”

New York Times: “Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid”

Ezra Klein, Vox: “The […]

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In Iowa, Trump Admits He Doesn’t Like “Poor People”

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement on Donald Trump admitting he doesn’t “want a poor person” working with him:

“Trump made billions as a racist slum lord, profiting while screwing over Americans of all stripes to line his own pockets. And as president, he has spent his first first months in office throwing working people under the bus while trying to strip millions of low-income Americans of their health insurance. So while it’s not surprising that he doesn’t want to give a ‘poor person’ a job, it’s still disgusting to hear those words come from the President’s mouth.”

Watch Donald Trump admit it: “I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense? If you insist I’ll do it, but I just like it better this way.”

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American Bridge Statement on Leak of the Senate’s Back Room Trumpcare Bill 

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement after the Senate Trumpcare bill, which has been developed in secret for weeks, leaked tonight: 

​”Now we know exactly why Senate Republicans have been trying to keep this secret for weeks.  Mitch McConnell found a way to take something terrible and make it worse. The Senate’s version of Trumpcare is a clone of the House version of Trumpcare that the American people have decisively rejected, only with even deeper cuts to Medicaid – which 70 million working Americans depend on – in order to cut taxes for the rich.  Make no mistake – any Republican who supports this devastating attack on families will be held accountable – in 2018, 2020, and beyond.”  ​​

Washington Post: Senate health-care draft repeals Obamacare taxes, provides bigger subsidies for low-income Americans than House bill

By Paige Winfield Cunningham June 21 at 5:50 PM

Senate leaders on […]

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Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act costs the people of ​Indiana

Donald Trump is overtly sabotaging insurance markets as he pushes Trumpcare on the country, and it’s now costing ​Hoosiers. Today,Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that as a result of Trump destabilizing the market, it would withdraw from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the​ state of  Indiana.

This news comes after Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to unilaterally cut-off ​Affordable Care Act funding that ​is critical to 7 million working Americans having health insurance, which is roiling markets.​”Donald Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and the people of ​Indiana  are going to pay the price. Trump’s efforts to deliberately undermine the insurance markets are hurting people right now, and his reckless behavior is unconscionable,” said American Bridge spokesperson Shripal Shah. “​Hoosiers deserve far better. It’s time for Donald Trump and Republicans in ​Indiana to side with the majority of the American people who want […]

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Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act costs the people of Wisconsin

Donald Trump is overtly sabotaging insurance markets as he pushes Trumpcare on the country, and it’s now costing Wisconsinites. Today, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that as a result of Trump destabilizing the market, it would withdraw from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Wisconsin.

This news comes after Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to unilaterally cut-off ​Affordable Care Act funding that ​is critical to 7 million working Americans having health insurance, which is roiling markets.
​”Donald Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and the people of Wisconsin are going to pay the price. Trump’s efforts to deliberately undermine the insurance markets are hurting people right now, and his reckless behavior is unconscionable,” said American Bridge spokesperson Shripal Shah. “Wisconsinites deserve far better. It’s time for Donald Trump and Republicans in Wisconsin to side with the majority of the American people who  Read more after the jump.

Today’s Russia Hearings’ Takeaway: Putin Worked To Get Trump Elected. Full Stop.

At today’s House and Senate Intelligence Committees’ hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Department of Homeland Security, intelligence community, and FBI counterintelligence officials once again confirmed what President Trump himself won’t admit but the U.S. intelligence community has contended for months: Vladimir Putin wanted Donald Trump in the White House, and he put significant Kremlin resources behind a robust hacking and cyber-espionage operation to get the job done.

Here are the biggest takeaways from today’s hearings:

1. DHS Official Jeanette Manfra: Russia targeted 21 state’s election systems in the 2016 election.

BURR: Are we prepared today to say publicly how many states were targeted?

MANFRA: We as of right now, we have evidence of 21 states, election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted.

BURR: But in no case were actual vote tallies altered in any way, shape or form?

MANFRA: That is […]

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Despite secrecy, experts confirm the Senate Trumpcare bill would hammer families

Polls continue to show that Trumpcare is growing even more deeply unpopular with the American people as the Senate continues to shut out the American people by working behind closed doors on their bill without disclosing which lobbyists are involved.

Senate Republicans are denying the American public to even see their bill as it is written despite arguments they made in 2009 and 2010about how the much more transparent Affordable Care Act process.

However, thanks to leaks alone, healthcare experts and organizations have managed to learn about some of the devastating impacts the Senate’s Trumpcare bill would have on the American people – especially because of it’s draconian cuts to Medicaid.

“It’s beyond time for Senate Republicans to own-up to the painful, unaffordable consequences that the Trumpcare bill they’re writing in secret would have on America’s families,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Healthcare experts and patient advocates from across the […]

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