Mueller Report

Protester outside the Federal Building with sign: You might think it's OK, I don't. Mueller report discussed at the protest.Did Mueller Make the Case?
Pop Quiz Questions
Week 11, 10/01/2019
Reading assignment: PP 159-199
  1.  In a meeting on 11/30/2016, before the Trump administration had been sworn in, what did Kislyak offer to Jared Kushner?
  2. In that same meeting, what did Kushner ask of Kislyak and why didn’t either of these things occur?
  3. What five individuals associated with the Trump campaign were indicted and convicted of crimes as a result of the Mueller investigation?
  4. Why was the Trump campaign not indicted for campaign finance offenses regarding the June 9, 2016 meeting in Trump Tower?
  5. What were the primary considerations of the Special Counsels Office regarding prosecution and declination decisions related to Vol. 1 of the report?

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The Mueller Report

Mueller report reading assignment for this week is Volume II pp 103-159.  You can download the report here.  The quiz questions are below.

Lady Liberty and protesters march for free and fair elections, discuss Mueller report
1) “What exactly is the Magnitsky Act?”

2) “Which members of the Trump campaign attended the 06/09/2016 Trump Tower meeting?”
3) “Which Trump campaign official testified that he believed Donald Trump knew beforehand of a 06/09/2016 meeting in Trump Tower?”
4) “Who is Eric Prince’s sister?”
5) “Kirill Dmitriev served as an intermediary between Vladimir Putin and members of the Incoming Trump Administration prior to the inauguration.
 What specific task was Dmitriev asked to perform by Putin?”
Tiebreaker Question-“In your estimation, which individual with ties to Russia and/or Ukraine, and discussed in pages 103-159 of the Report, engaged in actions that posed the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States? Support your answer”

Thank you so much for reading this!  Have a good week, and don’t lose heart.  Things look bad, I know, but it is truly amazing how much strength people are bringing to their activism and awakening these days.  All our inner and outer efforts will bear fruit.

Press Release

No President is Above the Law 

CONTACTS:

Mike Eisenberg, Tuesdays with Tillis, mikeeisen@yahoo.com, 312-371-1447

Karen Ziegler, Tuesdays With Tillis, ziegl001@gmail.com, 919-819-2073

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** 

Protest at the Federal Building: No President is Above the Law

WHAT: protest of the president’s crimes and demand that Congress hold him accountable

WHERE: Federal Buildlng, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh 27601

WHEN: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm TODAY Tuesday September 24

The Raging Grannies, elderly activists in costume, will perform a song with the following chorus:  “Thinks he’s a king now, a delusion, and its his fatal flaw, sooner or later he’ll pay for his crimes, ‘cause he’s not above the law.”

Over 70 participants are expected.  Everyone will sign the following letter to Senator Tillis.

Dear Senator TIllis,

Surely you can see that the president must be impeached.  He has admitted that he asked Ukraine to help him hurt Biden, and in that connection he threatened to withhold military aid that had been authorized by Congress.  This is extortion and blackmail.  He is coercing a foreign power to open an investigation on a political rival, repeatedly asking a foreign government to do his dirty work.

This is exactly what happened in the 2016 election.  He has publicly said that he sees nothing wrong with this.  Do you?

This president undermined every single branch of our intelligence service, contradicting their findings in favor of Putin while standing next to him.

He blatantly encourages foreign leaders (and members of the Administration and military) to enrich him and his family by staying at his hotels.  This is a violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

He goes out of his way to alienate our closest allies while displaying obsequious behavior toward foreign dictators and autocrats.  He clearly wants to rule the way they do, hinting that even if he is voted out he will stay in office.

He lies every single day.  He regularly engages in racist and misogynist rhetoric.

People are waking up to the climate catastrophe and public pressure to do something about it grows stronger ever day, yet he goes out of his way to deny climate science and make sure that methane emissions and car exhaust continue to escalate.  

Your party so far has displayed an unwavering determination to win at all costs, no matter what kind of cheating and lying and selling out of American values this requires.  You took an oath to defend the Constitution. It is never too late to do the right thing.

Letters to the Senator

September 17, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis,

Surely you can see that the bullying, “winner take all” attitude of your party in North Carolina (your enduring legacy here) and in the White House and Senate are a real danger to democracy.  Indeed, you have nearly destroyed democracy, and we wonder if you know the extent of the damage.   Clearly the GOP cannot win elections without lying and cheating, and you need the help of hostile foreign governments and aggressive voter suppressionin order to elect candidates who will further your extreme right-wing agenda.

 

If this is not true, why is the Senate not taking up H. R. 3351, the House bill which gave 500 million dollars to the states for election security?  Apparently, Senator McConnell wants the Russians to continue to tilt the election in the president’s favor, and he himself wants to continue to get their help.   Apparently both men know that in a true election (one person, one vote) they will be voted out.  Doesn’t this bother you, or have you totally sold your soul because you too know that cheating and lying is the only way you can stay in power?

 

Our entire intelligence community has said emphatically that hostile foreign powers are already at work on the 2020 election.  In every country, we need paper ballots and machines that can’t be hacked, in time for the next election.

 

We call upon you to represent ALL of the people of North Carolina, to have town halls, to listen and give serious thought to what benefits all of us.  We call upon you to stand up for election security and against voter suppression.  This would be contrary to everything you have done so far in public life, but you took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  It is never too late to do the right thing.