Fred Wertheimer & Norman Eisen op-ed for CNN: Firing Mueller would be catastrophic

This Op-Ed was published on CNN on August 10, 2017 under the title “Firing Mueller would be a catastrophic mistake.” CNN Firing Mueller would be a catastrophic mistake August 10, 2017 Fred Wertheimer & Norman Eisen On October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon executed the infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” in which Watergate special prosecutor Archibald …

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Wertheimer Op-Ed In Just Security: President Trump’s Unsurprising Endorsement of Illegal Solicitation – His Campaign Repeatedly Violated Ban On Soliciting Foreign Donations

 Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer in Just Security Op-Ed: President Trump’s Unsurprising Endorsement of Illegal Solicitation–His 2016 Campaign Repeatedly Violated Ban on Soliciting Foreign Donations  In an op-ed published today by Just Security, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer discusses the Trump campaign’s knowing and repeated violations of the ban on foreign contributions during the 2016 …

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Huffington Post Op-ed: A Declaration of Independence from Donald Trump

On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, which set forth a series of findings about the unacceptable acts committed by King George III and which ended our relationship with England. In less than two months in office, President Donald Trump already has committed his own series of unacceptable acts. He …

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Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post: “Flynn Scandal is First of Many Trump Presidency Will Have”

  The unfolding scandal involving National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is just the first of many scandals we can expect from the Trump presidency. President Trump’s stubborn refusal to follow the lead of his predecessors for the past four decades and dispose of the ownership of his global business enterprises has created intolerable conflicts of …

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Fred Wertheimer Op-ed for the Huffington Post on Fixing the Presidential Public Financing System

The Huffington Post A Cure for a Political Disaster: Fixing the Presidential Public Financing System By: Fred Wertheimer  April 20, 2016 The current system of financing presidential elections is a political disaster. And the American people are paying the price. According to Open Secrets, super PACs supporting presidential candidates have raised $416 million as of …

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Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post: “Doctor No: Senator McConnell, the Supreme Court And a Thirty-Year Career of Obstructionism”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the American people must be heard and therefore the next Supreme Court Justice should be considered by the Senate only after the people have chosen the next president in November. This is McConnell’s “justification” for leading the Senate Republicans in opposing any hearing,   Judiciary Committee vote or Senate …

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Fred Wertheimer Op-ed: A Reform Agenda to Counter Big Money in American Politics

By: Fred Wertheimer Published by: Huffington Post America today has dueling campaign finance systems for federal elections. One system, in existence for more than 40 years, provides contribution limits and disclosure requirements for federal candidates and political parties spending money in federal elections. This system was enacted by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court …

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Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post: “Citizens United Consequences Part Two: Super Rich Empowered, Ordinary Americans Undermined, Democracy Subverted”

This op-ed is the second in a three part series on the consequences of the Citizens United decision. The first op-ed, entitled “Citizens United and its Disastrous Consequences: The Decision”, can be found here. The Huffington Post  Citizens United Consequences Part Two: Super Rich Empowered, Ordinary Americans Undermined, Democracy Subverted  By: Fred Wertheimer  January 20, 2015  …

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