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JULY 15, 2017

     Pelosi is mad.   "This week we saw cold, hard evidence of the Trump campaign, indeed the Trump family, eagerly intending to collude, possibly, with Russia--a hostile foreign power--to influence American elections,” House  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told  news conference on Thursday.  She called for the release of all communications with Trump campaign and Trump family. “The GOP must immediately join us in a call for the release of all communications within the Trump campaign and within the family by email, text, Twitter, or any other direct message," Pelosi said.

     Pelosi also accused congressional Republicans of enabling the “Trump-Russia assault on our democracy”; demanded the revocation of Jared Kushner’s security clearance; and demanded the appointment of an outside commission.  As Pelosi spoke, CNN was reporting that Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is writing a letter to Donald Trump, Jr., asking him to testify next week, in public, about his meeting with a Russian government attorney from whom he expected to get information that could be used against Hillary Clinton.

     In a month when Americans celebrate the courage of the nation’s founders, “the Republicans in Congress have become enablers of the Trump-Russia assault on our democracy,” Pelosi said. “After these latest revelations, it is becoming clear we have suffered a desecration of our democracy not seen since Watergate.  Pelosi noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is taking place inside the Justice Department, and the Senate and House intelligence committees are "inside" investigations as well.

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