Day 2, 1,381 Days to Go

The ACLU is ready on Day One. It's filed its first lawsuit demanding documents on Donald Trump.

Photo belongs to ACLU

The public deserves to know if the new president bases any of his decisions on personal gain. So we've taken legal action, demanding Trump documents related to actual or potential conflicts of interest.


With your help, we will remain vigilant, and continue to take action if Trump or his administration try to ignore the fundamental rules of our democracy, run roughshod over ethical norms, and trample on people’s constitutional rights. We hope you are with us—donate to the ACLU today.

No unity here. Lawsuits? Yes, bring them on. Now. Before Trump has a chance to get his conservative judicial nominees through Congress. Please donate to and support the Groups filing them.

At the very end of the Rock Opera "Tommy" when his senses have been restored, Tommy thinks he's the messiah. He tells people what they can and cannot do. The people who had championed him previously as a pinball wizard, turned on him. "We're not gonna take it." Curtain.

Day 2. 1381 days to go.

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    What kind of Trump documents does the ACLU want? (2.00 / 1) (#3)
    by JeriKoll on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 05:36:28 PM EST
    I thought FOIA pertained to government documents.  Up to this point in time what kind of documents could the ACLU get?  The government doesn't have any.  Trump hasn't given any.

    Seems like, it is just the ACLU wanting money.

    Now from here on out, ok, there will  be documents.

    You can google it (none / 0) (#4)
    by Yman on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 06:10:00 PM EST
    They're seeking any email, memos, communications from federal agencies regarding Trump's potential (heh) conflicts if interest produced by the agencies since the election.

    But hopefully it will help them raise a LOT of money.


    The Spicer presser (none / 0) (#1)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 05:03:35 PM EST
    was a laugh riot, pointilist contentions as pointless and endless as any of the more pointless bickering we've all seen and loved (elsewhere).

    Not only that, but Spicer's suit was an ill fitting p.o.s.

    The implosion and collapse of this administration is gonna be epic.

    I just hope (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 05:35:53 PM EST
    he doesn't implode the entire country with him 'cause I'm not sure Republicans are capable of holding the country together.

    I am away from home wifi (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 08:55:40 PM EST
    Tried to watch it, but it kept freezing. I am glad it seemed comical to you.Frankly though I feel terrified. It probably would have helped if I'd been able to join a march. Everyone who did seems in a better place. Saw photos of oculus and Ruffian.

    Jeralyn many thanks for this post for 2 reasons (none / 0) (#6)
    by hilts on Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 08:59:35 PM EST
    First, for highlighting the fact that the ACLU is one of the few organizations willing to hold Trump accountable.

    Second, for posting a clip of the Who.

    I suggest that anyone who opposes Trump make a donation to the ACLU or one of the other groups trying to hold Trump accountable for his conflict of interests nightmare such as the Center for Responsive Politics, the Center for Public Integrity, ProPublica, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or Democracy 21.