1. I’m most excited about the mystery witness who succumbed to Mueller’s subpoena yesterday. The clerk sealed off the entire floor of the courthouse. They went to great lengths to protect the identity of this person.
2. I’m also very excited about Butina pleading guilty. It opens a whole new angle of the investigation into foreign money pouring into the corrupt Trump GOP. We’re talking exposure to 6 GOP Senators. The blue wave may not be over yet.
Who Won the Week?
- The Kentucky Supreme Court, for striking down the GOP’s cruel pension reform law to reduce retirement benefits for the state’s school teachers who bust their ass every day
- Planned Parenthood, after the Supreme Court, let stand a lower court ruling against Louisiana and Kansas laws that tried to deny Medicaid recipients from using their services
- Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, for KO’ing President Bottomless Pinocchio and Comatose Pence in an Oval Office brawl for the ages
- Karma, as Trump crime family “fixer” Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in jail and a crap-ton in fines and restitution
- NASA’s InSight probe for sending back a selfie and the sound of the wind on Mars, and their Voyager 2 probe for reaching interstellar space after 41 years and 7 billion verses of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”
- Rachael Denhollander, the 1st woman to accuse Larry Nassar of sexual assault, for receiving Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year Award after being introduced by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
- Time’s Person of the year: journalists and newspapers who were targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi, The Capital Gazette, Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo, and Maria Ressa
- President Barack Obama, for receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award
- The 1,000 Sunrise Movement supporters who showed up at congressional offices to encourage more members to support the Green New Deal
- Justice for Heather Heyer, as Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. is sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years for her 2017 murder in Charlottesville
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies
This Guide is for what comes next. The 2016 Indivisible Guide was about using constituent power to defend our values, our neighbors, and our democracy. This Guide is about using our constituent power to go on offense.
Offense is exciting, but it’s more complex than defense. We have the opportunity to use congressional oversight to hold Trump and his cronies accountable. We can set the legislative agenda with a bold progressive vision rooted in inclusion, fairness, and justice. But none of this is automatic — we have to demand it of Congress.
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