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Day 43, “Another One Bites The Dust”

Alex Mohajer

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We count the days to ensure that they’re numbered!

Day 43, “Another One Bites The Dust”

1. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS is in the hot seat after explosive allegations contained in a Washington Post article this week revealed he had twice made contact with Russian ambassadors while a surrogate of the Trump campaign, despite affirmatively denying such contact in his Senate Confirmation Hearings. He has recused himself, but Congressional Democrats are asking for his resignation.

An apt summary from HuffPost:

SESSIONS REC– USES HIMSELF FROM INVESTIGATIONS INTO 2016 CAMPAIGN, TIES WITH RUSSIA Bowing to bipartisan pressure following news that Sessions had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice in 2016 after telling the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath that he hadn’t had any communications with Russians. Sen. Al Franken, who asked the Russia question in Sessions’ hearing, wants to know why he didn’t come clean earlier. President Donald Trump said he had “total” confidence in Sessions. Here are four ways Congress could investigate potential Russian election meddling. And check out this timeline of Sessions’ meetings with Kislyak, a list of other administrative officials who have met with him, as well as an explainer on just who the Russian ambassador is.

2. MIKE PENCE: YOU’VE GOT MAIL

From ThinkProgress:

CBS Face the Nation

The Russia subplot keeps getting weirder and weirder. While both President Trump and Vice President Pence say no one from the campaign met with Russian officials, at least four people did. Americans are not pleased.

Speaking of Pence, his hypocrisy reached new heights this week — after calling for Hillary Clinton to face justice over her use of private email, it appears he has used an AOL account for official business as well…even after his first one was hacked.

3. NO, DONALD TRUMP’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS WAS NOT PRESIDENTIAL

Our very own Alex Mohajer takes to task the media pundits who praised Donald Trump‘s address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday. The piece was featured on Huffington Post’s Politics page and was inspired by a Twitter thread that went viral.

4. ANTI-LGBT EXECUTIVE ORDER STILL IN THE WORKS

According to 100 Days and Me, the anti-LGBT executive order that was leaked to the press a few weeks ago is still in the works.

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell who served as domestic policy chair of President Trump’s transition team, said in an interview with Huffington Post Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile that the so-called “religious freedom” order is being redrafted because the original version was considered too vulnerable to legal challenges.

“In the final analysis, what we want is an executive order that will meet the scrutiny of the judicial process,” said Blackwell. “If there is no executive order, that will disappoint [social conservatives]. But a good executive order will not. So we’re still in the process.” The order, in essence a license for people to discriminate against LGBT people, could permit people working at any business or organization—including government officials—to refuse to serve someone solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Bros4America is prepared to take action with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and LA-area bros will march at Los Angeles City Hall at 6 p.m. the same day the order is announced.

Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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