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.”
AP: Trump Drafting Plans for Deportation Force/ Texas Democrats call on Governor Abbott to act.
Governor Abbott, silence is complicit. You must tell Texas families right now that the State of Texas will not allow its National Guard Troops to be drafted into Trump’s Mass Deportation Force.
Texas Senate Committee Pushes Abbott’s Articles of Confederation
The economy under Imperial Gov. Greg Abbott has plummeted from 3rd to 21st, the President could be compromised by Russia, and children are dying in Abbott’s foster care system, but the Senate has the time to discuss ripping apart the U.S. Constitution.
DMN Editorial: Trump's Russia problem imperils his presidency, and undermines faith in America
The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board says: “...what we need now affirmative proof that the president of the United States has not been compromised by Russia.”