Austin, TX -- The Trump-Russia scandal is bursting into public.
“Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials,” according to the New York Times. [February 14, 2017]
“Michael Flynn, the national security adviser to President Trump, resigned late Monday over revelations about his potentially illegal contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States” [Washington Post, February 14, 2017]
Now, the Texas Tribune reports that top congressional Republicans and even Texas Senator John Cornyn have joined Democrats to raise questions. [Texas Tribune, February 14, 2017]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The Trump-Russia scandal is bigger than Watergate. The integrity of American democracy and the independence of the White House from foreign puppet masters is at stake. Now is a time for patriots to put their country first.
“Democrats know that potentially treasonous ties between Minority President Donald Trump, his associates, and Russia must be brought to light through fully transparent, independent investigations.
“Republican silence is not an option. Senator Cruz and Congressmen Hurd, Sessions and Culberson, the eyes of Texas are on you.”
Trump’s Trade War Begins
Austin, TX -- Today, CNN reported, “[t]he White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days” citing two senior administration officials as their source. [CNN, April 26, 2017]
SB4: The Battle Begins
The debate is raging on house floor today. SB4, a dangerous bill that forces local law enforcement into Trump’s deportation force is being pushed by Trump Republicans.
Breaking: Texas Republicans Discriminated Against Texas Voters in State House Redistricting
Once again, a federal court has ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against Texas’ diverse new majority, drawing state legislative districts in 2011 to limit the voice of communities of color in their government.