Walls Closing in on Trump and Russia.

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is headed to jail after being accused of witness tampering in the Russia investigation.

After days of speculation, reports show Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, may be willing to cooperate.

No wonder Trump wants to talk about an FBI agent’s irrelevant personal texts in a Department of Justice Inspector General report. Unfortunately for him, the report doesn’t say what Trump is pretending it does:

  • The report has a simple conclusion: Comey and the FBI repeatedly broke protocol in ways that hurt Hillary Clinton.

Trump clearly didn’t read the report, given this morning’s unwarranted victory lap around the White House lawn.

HATE AND GUNS

Sunday marks the three year anniversary of the Charleston church shooting. Three years ago, a white supremacist entered the historically black Emanuel AME Church during Bible study and—in a racist, targeted attack—killed nine congregants.

Race-based suppression and violence is inextricably woven into the fabric of U.S. history. Even now, in 2018, we still see active—and violent—debates over attempts to remove public monuments to slavery and oppression.

The Charleston shooting is a chilling, stark example of what can happen when hate and guns combine. 46,500 hate crimes involving a gun were committed in the U.S. between 2010 and 2015.

Hate + easy access to guns = gun violence. It’s time to #DisarmHate.

CORRUPTING THE ARCTIC

The Trump Administration is continuing to destroy American wilderness to line the pockets of fossil fuel donors. Now, the Administration is going to spend $4 million on its relentless push to drill in one of America’s last truly wild places: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Now is the time for action: submit a comment telling the Trump Administration that our national wildlife refuges cannot become our next oil fields.

And if you’re in D.C. this Friday, lend your voice in person at the rally to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or at the Interior Department’s DC scoping hearing.

OFF-KILTER

This week on Off-Kilter: A new study sheds harrowing new light on the growing gap between the poverty-level minimum wage and the cost of housing in the U.S.; Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on his new marijuana tax to fund affordable housing; Darrick Hamilton and Michael Linden on how the “hidden rules of race” in the Trump tax law risk making racial inequality even more extreme; and the news of the week ICYMI.