The DNC Is Suing Wikileaks, the Trump Campaign, and Russia

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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The DNC has opted to use its wildly limited resources to wage a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and the Russian government, alleging that they conspired to help Trump win the presidency. “This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency,” DNC chair Tom Perez said. [Washington Post]
  • The US Citizenship and Immigration Services changed its mission statement, opting to delete the phrase “nation of immigrants” in favor of emphasizing the importance of “securing the homeland.” Cool!!!!! [CNN]
  • Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo doesn’t have the votes to clear the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This won’t necessarily stop his nomination from going through, but it’s a historic slap in the face. [The Hill]
  • Republican candidates across the U.S. are promising to prosecute women who obtain abortions. [ABC News]
  • Happy 420! Chuck Schumer has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana. [Washington Post]
  • Republicans are feuding over a bill that would protect the Mueller investigation. [The Hill]
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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

DISCUSSION

Republican candidates across the U.S. are promising to prosecute women who obtain abortions.

This is scary shit, and one of the few developments that makes me think seriously about moving to Canada.