Ahead of the Conservative Political Action Conference, Bridge Project today released a new digital ad, “CPAC 2017: Party Hypocrites,” showcasing Republicans who have refused to hold the Trump administration to the same standards they had for the Obama administration.

“Despite the disastrous and scandal-plagued first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans have refused to call out the new president for his repeated lies, unconstitutional policies, and extreme executive action. Republicans are standing by silently, while Donald Trump’s administration undermines core American values and fails to run the country efficiently,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

Watch CPAC 2017: The Party of Hypocrites” here:

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Spicer Questions: Sealed Envelope Edition

It’s been awhile, but today White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is back in action behind the podium and will have to answer for new developments in the ongoing scandal around President Trump’s ties to Russia.

To recap, first Flynn promised to ease sanctions on Russia. Now we learn he received a secret plan from Trump aides to lift sanctions on Russia and allow the country to keep Crimea. Naturally, those aides are immersed in the President’s business, his administration, and have ties to Russia – further raising serious questions that to date the administration has either dodged or worse, lied about. 

In response to the ongoing controversy, American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah called on Spicer to answer the following questions at this afternoon’s briefing: 

Is the White House considering action on any part of the Russian-Ukrainian peace proposal secretly delivered to former-NSA Michael Flynn from Trump associates Michael Cohen and Felix […]

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Statement on Selection of General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Today American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to Donald Trump selecting General H.R. McMaster as NSA: 

 

“We wish General H.R. McMaster the best of luck in the chaotic Trump White House. This past week we learned that the Trump campaign was in “constant communication” with Russian intelligence officials and National Security Adviser Flynn may have lied to the FBI about potentially illegal conversations he had with the Russia ambassador before Trump’s inauguration.  A new NSA doesn’t change the need for an independent investigation into the troubling connections of the Trump campaign’s role in disrupting the 2016 elections.”

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Bridge Project Digital Ad — TRUMP: 28 DAYS LATER

American Bridge today released a new digital ad entitled “28 Days Later,” which, like the horror movie, depicts the terrifying 28 days following a world shaking event, in this case Donald Trump taking the oath of office.

“Just 28 days after taking taking the oath of office, the Trump administration has been plagued by scandals, lies, and a series of embarrassing public defeats. The gross incompetence displayed by Donald Trump and his administration poses a serious threat to the interests of the American people and puts our national security at risk,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.


<< WATCH TRUMP: 28 DAYS LATER >>

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American Bridge Response to Trump Campaign Event in Charleston South Carolina

“With his new administration in chaos, Donald Trump was greeted by protests in Charleston one day after an unhinged press conference provided the American people with only more questions – and no answers – about his deeply concerning ties to the Russian interests stole documents and interfered in our election.  As Donald Trump comes to Boeing for closed-door meetings, American families are also being left in the dark about the critical question of whether he will indeed begin a trade war that sharply raises prices on working people,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

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Newspapers Across the Country Call on Congress to Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia

Editorials Call an Investigation an “urgent obligation,” “duty to the American people,” and a “dire need”

As Donald Trump flees to Mar-A-Lago this weekend, he can’t escape the scathing headlines and editorials from newspapers across the country calling for a thorough and independent investigation of Trump and his aides’ connections to the Russian interests that stole documents to influence our election. This week it we learned Trump’s campaign  was in “constant communication” with Russian intelligence officials and his National Security Advisor was forced to resign after lying about potentially illegal conversations he had with Russia about lifting sanctions.

The New York Times – Bring On the Special Prosecutor

“In light of the stunning events of the past week, the question is not whether the Trump administration’s ties to the Russian government need to be investigated immediately and fully — clearly they do. It’s who will be in charge of that […]

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Taxpayers On The $11.8M Hook For Trump’s Weekend Getaways

Donald Trump has had a few strenuous weeks — what with multiple investigations into his campaign’s communications with Russia, his Labor Secretary getting spiked by fellow Republicans, his Muslim Ban stalled in federal court, and his National Security Advisor resigning for “trust” issues (not potentially illegal talks with Russians) — so we can understand why he’d want to get out of Washington, DC. Every. Single. Weekend.

But taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for his weekend jaunts to Mar a Lago just because Trump is incompetent and needs to go on vacation three of the four weekends of his first month on the job.

In total, Trump’s trips will have cost taxpayers at least $11,796,000 and at least $2,240,000 in lost revenue to local businesses, including:

$200,000 per hour to fly Air Force One.

More than $3,000,000 from the federal government for each round trip to Mar a Lago.

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Five Ways Donald Trump’s Russia Scandal Got Worse Following His Press Conference

Donald Trump’s press conference was a disaster on many levels and did nothing to stabilize a White House reeling from public defeats and resignations, and mired in a growing scandal that threatens national security.

1: Trump lied about his campaign staff talking with Russian interests during the election, as Russia was stealing documents to aid his campaign.

Trump: “Nobody that I know of” from his campaign was in contact with Russia.

Fact: New York Times: Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence & CNN: Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign

2: Trump lied about the accuracy of the news reports on his Administration’s ties to Russia and potentially illegal act that forced the resignation of his National Security Advisor.

Trump: “The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake

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Questions For President Trump’s Press Conference

President Trump has exhibited a troubling pattern of only calling on right-wing media outlets in his press conferences and thus dodging tough questions about ties to Russia consuming his administration. Today should be no different as he announces his new pick for Labor Secretary after losing out on his first choice.

Nevertheless, American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah asks the President to pretend we’re Breitbart and answer the following questions:

1.  On the campaign trail you said “I love Wikileaks” and called on Russian hackers to release Hillary Clinton’s emails. What changed?

2.  Why have our intelligence officials deemed you untrustworthy? Have you inappropriately shared classified information with Russia?

3.  Yesterday you blamed the media for treating Michael Flynn unfairly and called him a “wonderful” man. Tuesday, your press secretary said you demanded his resignation. Which is it?

4.  Is your campaign rally in Florida tomorrow a response to your flailing poll numbers?

5.  Does your administration have any comment on Russia deploying a spy […]

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