Month: July 2018

Public Interest Groups to IRS: Investigate Trump Foundation Now!

On July 27, 2018, Free Speech For People joined with over a dozen public interest groups to urge the Internal Revenue Service to pursue an investigation of the Trump Foundation for possible criminal acts. “Our laws grant tax-exempt status to foundations and other charitable organizations on the condition that they operate exclusively for charitable purposes—not
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Board Chair Ben Clements Joins Tom Steyer at a Town Hall in Boston

Free Speech For People Board Chair Ben Clements joined Tom Steyer, Founder of Need to Impeach, at a Town Hall event in Boston on July 14 to discuss the grounds for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and to announce the new book, The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump, now
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FSFP Amends Complaint in McDougal Case: Urges FEC to Seek Cohen Tapes

Amended FEC Complaint Alleges that President Donald J. Trump and Attorney Michael Cohen Broke Federal Campaign Finance Laws by Coordinating with American Media, Inc. on “Catch and Kill” Payment for Trump Adultery Story Free Speech For People, the First Government Watchdog Group to File a Complaint with the FEC Against American Media, Inc. and Trump
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Blackout in Puerto Rico: How 120 years of corporate dominance and political inequality stifle self-determination today

Today, July 25th, 2018, Free Speech For People and United for a Fair Economy co-released the report Blackout in Puerto Rico: How 120 years of corporate dominance and political inequality stifles self-determination today. Read the report here! This report discusses the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico, and also analyzes how
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Ron Fein to the Huffington Post: Impeaching Trump is a Question for Congress

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein challenges the notion that launching impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump must wait until the conclusion of the investigation conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Contrary to a common misunderstanding, impeachment does not require evidence that the president committed a federal
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Washington Post: Trump’s actions in Helsinki don’t have to be treasonous to be impeachable

In article for the Washington Post, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein discusses the Helsinki Summit and President Trump’s response to questioning regarding Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election. Is it treason? It’s easy to see why people are asking. Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election are well documented. Evidence is
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VIDEO: Grounds for Impeachment

Free Speech For People and Need To Impeach hosted a Facebook Live event on July 10 to discuss the legal grounds for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. The panel featured Free Speech For People Board Chair Ben Clements, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein, Vermont Law Professor Jennifer Taub and Tom Steyer founder
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Tom Steyer and Ron Fein to NBC News: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be stopped until Mueller’s investigation is complete

In an opinion editorial for NBC News, Free Speech For People Legal Director, Ron Fein, and Need to Impeach Founder, Tom Steyer, discuss the importance of stopping the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court until Robert Mueller’s investigation has concluded and Congress has completed an impeachment investigation of Donald Trump. In what
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Big news: We’re talking impeachment. In great detail. With experts.

Cross-posted with permission from Melville House Books. Well, the cat’s out of the bag: next month, we’ll be publishing The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump, by John Bonifaz, Ben Clements, and Ron Fein, with a foreword by The Nation’s John Nichols. The three authors—all veteran constitutional attorneys united through their work with Free Speech For People—lay out,
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