📆 What The Fuck is on the Calendar

(Mitchell Lane Culliton) #62


  1. National School Walkout in memoriam of Parkland, FL school shooting: Wed. March 14, 2018 10am-10:17am -one min. for each death (in every time zone) https://www.inverse.com/article/41421-national-school-walkouts-on-march-14-and-april-20-what-to-know
  2. National School Walkout in memoriam of Columbine, CO 1999 school shooting— Fri. April 20, 2018 ALL DAY
  3. March For OUR LIVES in Washington DC Saturday March 24, 2018 https://www.marchforourlives.com/march

(Ashley ) #63

Hicks’ is expected to be interviewed tomorrow, which was originally scheduled for last month. It’s still unclear if she’ll actually be responsive or go all Bannon-style on the committee.

:point_right:t3: Also, the main calendars post has been updated with upcoming events!

(Ashley ) #64

:ballot_box: Tomorrow is the PA-18 Special Election!

Trump won PA-18 by 20 pts in 2016, as of right now - Democrat, Conor Lamb is polling +6!

NYT Interactive Results: PA-18 Special Election results

Update: In a +20 Trump district, Conor Lamb pulled off a major upset and won by less than 1,000 votes! The Blue Wave is coming!

(Lynn) #65

Sure hope they “sack” Saccone & vote Conor Lamb! That trump went there to speak on behalf of GOP candidate & then ended up hardly saying anything about him, just went on with his usual self-centered ranting- is both pathetic & hilariously typical-trump.

(Ashley ) #66

Today is the Russian Presidential “election”. :ru:

There are already widespread reports on ballot box stuffing. :unamused: I will add any English articles if I see (most are in Russian). Max Seddon is a good Twitter follow for updates, since he’s actually there!

This is a great generational piece about the teenagers who who have only known life under Putin & are now eligible to vote. Worth a read!

(Lynn) #67

More like teens here than different. Some seek change, others complacent as long as there’s food on the table, & some in the middle, like Sonia Bondarenko who said “People who try to run straight through glass usually end up getting hurt.” Very interesting read.

(Ashley ) #68

Two big happenings announced today from the Senate Intel Committee.

Source: Frank Thorp from NBC News


So in two days the House Republicans on the Intel Committee plan to go on record approving their report. In light of everything that has come out in the last few days, if they do actually validate the report and officially shut down their investigation (cynical me is confident they will), then shame, shame, shame on them. The result of this ballot, showing how each Republican voted, had darn well better be made public so we can broadcast it far and wide during the 2018 elections.

(Ashley ) #70

Congress’s Spring Recess :sunflower: starts today - see if your MoC is holding a townhall (or if they are MIA)!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Alex van der Zwaan sentencing

This date comes from a CNN article. And you may want to check out the article if you’re not familiar with where van der Zwaan fits in the Trump-Russia scandal.

Set your DVR – this will be the first sentencing of the Trump-Russia scandal so I have a feeling it will be a true media circus with “satellite dish vans” circling the court house. Undoubtedly, van der Zwaan will try to slip in unnoticed, but he’s going to have to dodge a mob of camera crews trying to record his “perp walk.” And he will also try to slip out – that is, if he is allowed to slip out. There’s a good chance he will go directly to jail without passing go.

Van der Zwaan’s charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, but he qualifies for a recommended sentence of zero to six months. He can also be fined up to a $250,000. This guy and his family are über rich so a fine will mean nothing – that’s why Mueller has called for jail time.

If van der Zwaan does serve time, I’ll wager it won’t be more than a month or two. The reason I say this is that, although Mueller argued for jail time in the sentencing memo he filed, he also closed the memo with this line: “In any event, a sentence that ensured van der Zwaan’s return to the United Kingdom for the birth of his child in August 2018 would be within the recommended Guidelines’ range.” In other words, Mueller is telegraphing to the judge that it would OK with him if van der Zwaan served a sentence that ended in July. It would be unusual for the judge to impose a stricter sentence than what the prosecution is “signaling,” but it’s still possible. It’s also possible that, if the judge is feeling lenient, she may let van der Zwaan walk. Or… could there be a Trump pardon in van der Zwaan’s future?


Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Hearing on Emoluments Case Against Trump

This evening on MSNBC’s All In, Chris Hayes interviewed Senator Blumenthal about the emoluments case he and 200 other Democrats have filed against President Trump. The senator gave an excellent overview of the case and reminded viewers about the next step which is a hearing scheduled for June 7. (Unfortunately, this segment is not available on MSNBC’s free web site, but if you have paid access to the program, the relevant segment is about 5 minutes in.)

BTW, the outcome of this hearing is crucial to the plaintiffs since the judge will be considering a motion from Trump’s lawyers to dismiss the case.

Here is a high-level overview of the case:

And here is an article for legal nerds who want to dive in a little deeper:


Friday, June 8, 2018 - Court Appearance by James Wolfe, Director of Security for Senate Intel Committee who was indicted for lying to the FBI

Wolfe, of Ellicott City, Maryland, is due in court Friday.


Thursday, June 14, 2018 - DOJ to release Inspector General Report on alleged misconduct by FBI and DOJ officials prior to 2016 elections


Friday, June 15, 2018 - Paul Manafort court appearance – Judge to rule on Mueller’s request to revoke his bail following allegations of witness tampering

Manafort will be appearing in front of a federal judge in a D.C. courthouse for a June 15 hearing on allegations that he engaged in witness tampering while awaiting trial in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It is possible, and even likely, that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson will order Manafort — who has been under house arrest since October — into immediate detention until his trial, which is currently scheduled for Sept. 17.

“I don’t see how he leaves the courthouse and doesn’t go directly to jail,” Nick Akerman, a defense attorney and former Watergate prosecutor, told TPM. [emphasis is mine – KJ]

In other words, “Paul, you better bring your toothbrush.”

2018-06-12 UPDATE: While in court for this hearing on possibly having his bail revoked for witness tampering, Manafort will also be arraigned on the actual indictment for witness tampering.