Truthout: Turkish Bodyguards Attacked US Demonstrators. Why Has Trump Said Nothing?

Our Legal Director Ron Fein shares analysis of President Trump’s inaction following the attack of US demonstrators by Turkish Bodyguards, while the President met with Turkish President Erdoğan.

In May, Turkish bodyguards, employees of a foreign government, attacked US demonstrators, injuring at least 11 people, and creating a major social media storm. All of this took place while the President was meeting with Turkey’s President. And the main response  came from a local police department, not the White House.

“And it’s no coincidence that this tepid response happened under the Trump administration rather than another, because the president is locked in a sordid embrace with the Turkish government,” says Ron Fein.

To read the full piece on Truthout, click here.

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Huffington Post: Congressman Unveils Draft Article Of Impeachment Against Trump

In a letter sent today to all House members, Rep. Brad Sherman lays out a case  to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

As reported by Huffington Post,

In a statement, Sherman added that he has “no illusions” that the House will pass articles of impeachment anytime soon, since Republicans control Congress.

But given Comey’s bombshell statements last week about the president’s inappropriate comments to him, Sherman said it’s Congress’ job to hold Trump accountable.

“The evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now,” Sherman said. “And the national interest requires that we do so.”

Read the full article here

BREAKING: Rep. Sherman Circulates Draft Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice

Today, Rep. Sherman (D-CA, 30th District), representing the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, released a press release today announcing that he circulated an Article of Impeachment .

Read the release below:

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Brad Sherman, a twenty-year veteran of the House, circulated an Article of Impeachment to all Members of the House, Democrat and Republican, seeking their input and support.

Sherman said, “as set forth in my letter to my colleagues: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge. However, as to Obstruction of Justice and 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now.  And the national interest requires that we do so.”

Sherman continued, “I act not for partisan advantage.  Having served with Mike Pence in the House for twelve years, I disagree with him on most issues of public policy.  But we must move forward as quickly as possible to ensure a competent government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law, even if we end up with a President who is effective and dedicated to regressive policies.”

Sherman concluded, “I have no illusions.  Articles of Impeachment will not pass the House in the near future.  But given the risk posed to the Republic, we should move things forward as quickly as possible.”

View the Draft Article of Impeachment: here.

Los Angeles Times: An L.A.-area congressman has joined the formal effort to impeach Trump

This week, a California Congressman has joined Representative Al Green of Texas in efforts to begin impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.

Representative Brad Sherman (D-Porter Ranch) stated:

“This matter needs to be analyzed in terms of preserving constitutional rule of law, not on the basis of partisanship,” Sherman said as he stood beside Green. “Our Constitution and democracy require that our leaders be held accountable to the rule of law.”

Read more about his efforts in the Los Angeles Times.