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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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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5 Months In, Trump’s Sold Out Iowa’s Workers and Economy

Donald Trump is headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a campaign rally in a state that has already felt the pain of Trump’s presidency. Trump — who won’t stop issuing waivers to allow former lobbyists to join his administration — is sure to lead some raucous “Drain the Swamp” chants. But there’s one thing Trump won’t do in Cedar Rapids: talk about the 120,772 American workers who’ve been told they’re going to be laid off since his January 20th inauguration. That includes 1,248 Iowans who’ve been given pink slips and told they’ll be losing their jobs. Meanwhile, Trump refuses to do anything about it and has yet to offer a real economic agenda.

Instead, the self-heralded “greatest jobs president that God ever created” — a lifelong outsourcer and importer of foreign labor — is proposing cuts to crucial job-training programs and eroding workers’ rights while continuing to hire foreign workers at his family’s companies. Meanwhile, […]

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Russia Attacked Us. 7 Months Later, Trump Still Won’t Admit It.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today yet again refused to definitively say whether President Donald Trump believes Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Rather than answer with a simple “yes” or “no,” Spicer plead ignorance — “I have not sat down to talk to him about that specific thing.” — but we all know that’s impossible; especially as Trump stands accused of obstructing a federal investigation into whether his own campaign worked with Russia to get the job done and 16 intelligence agencies concluded Russia was behind the attacks on our election.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah statement on Trump’s willful ignorance on Russian efforts to derail our democratic process:

“The President of the United States is seemingly the last person in the entire country to admit that Vladimir Putin’s Russia attacked our country. Think about that for a second — as Russia is threatening to attack American […]

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Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act costs the people of Washington State

Donald Trump is overtly sabotaging insurance markets as he pushes Trumpcare on the country, and it’s now costing Washington State. Today, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner announced that as a result of Trump destabilizing the market, “Eleven health insurers filed 71 health plans for Washington state’s 2018 individual and family health insurance market, with an average proposed rate increase of 22.3 percent.”

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 Washington State are going to pay the price. He’s deliberately undermining the insurance markets and hurting people right now all in the name of partisan politics – and his reckless behavior can’t continue,” said American Bridge Vice […]

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