Congressman DeSaulnier Hosts Town Hall On “Protecting Our Democracy And The Mueller Report”

May 15, 2019 18:00 pm · 58 comments

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced he’ll be hosting a town hall on “Protecting Our Democracy & The Mueller Report” on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shadelands Art Center in Walnut Creek.

During the town hall, Congressman DeSaulnier will discuss The Mueller Report, the ways in which he says it detailed outside interference in the 2016 election, and what needs to be done to safeguard our democratic systems as the 2020 election draws closer.

The event is open to the public.

Bob May 15, 2019 at 6:24 PM

If you haven’t already realized Trump is a lock next year, I pity you.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 15, 2019 at 6:29 PM


Forsythe May 16, 2019 at 8:51 AM

@Dr. Jellyfinger. Amen to that.

The Democrats are now “lawyering up”. William Barr has tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the entire failed attempt to overthrow President Trump.

Durham is viewed a tough but fair prosecutor who has been “parachuted into crisis situations for both political parties over three decades.”


I wonder if Mark will stage another defensive Town Hall when some of the deep state hacks involved in the framing of President Trump do the perp walk?

Badge1104 May 15, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Mark, you and the other crazy Democrats keep wanting to go down roads that aren’t there. You still can’t accept the results of the 2016 election. It’d be smart to give up and work on the next election. (Which I think you’ll lose at the general public is beginning to see through this)

AJ BUTTACAVOLI May 15, 2019 at 6:48 PM

Not long ago I had a chance encounter with Mark at Broadway Plaza. It was just the two of us in a quiet spot and I was bowled over at how handsome he is. In fact, he is so attractive that he really takes on the persona of a movie star. How sad to think he has a brain of sawdust.

rocket scientest May 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Surly this guy did not read the report… he needs to go

Anonymous May 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM

No thanks . I went to his deal on race and it was a total waste of time . Buncha Dems congratulating themselves .

DeSaulnier et al are terrified this issue will become a non issue. They now call this a constitutional crisis . It’s not.

I don’t even like Trump , but if the current list of candidates doesn’t improve Trump gets re-elected . The two top candidates are on the edge of senility, and one is clearly nuts. Elizabeth is a common scold . Kamala has no chance and is hoping for VP, and then a heart attack.

Ricardoh May 15, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Me good Trump bad. Heard this one before.

The Wizard May 15, 2019 at 8:02 PM

Mark the only interference of the 2016 election was by you the Democrats. Shame Shame Shame on you and your Socialist party.

Mary Fouts May 15, 2019 at 8:04 PM

(a) this country is a republic, not a democracy.
(b) no one cares about the freggin Mueller report. Fix the potholed streets and highways, and make recycled water available everywhere! Perfectly good for all outside watering including veggies, and 50 percent cheaper to turn into tap water vs desalinization.

ZZ May 15, 2019 at 8:06 PM

Shut up Marky. No need to discuss anything with you.

Sick of it May 15, 2019 at 8:13 PM

Want to protect our democracy. Resign tomorrow

Retired Attorney May 15, 2019 at 8:59 PM

Dear Mark,
People voted for you because we thought as a former businessman, you would actually try and accomplish something. Please spend more time legislating and less time complaining and obstructing. My God; can’t you try and get something done. Trade policy to replace NAFTA, infrastructure, immigration…anything??? I get that you do not like Trump, and neither do I, but please do your job.

Sign from Above May 16, 2019 at 7:16 AM

agreed. Mark does not accomplish anything of value. He’s no more than a talking head for Nancy.

Patriot May 16, 2019 at 8:16 AM

Totally disagree. The more time he spends complaining the better. The last thing we need is another law. The complaining is entertaining and showcases the absurdity of the left which hurts them. Kinda like looney Pelosi making sure that the whole country knows how insanely left the dems have swung. Don’t encourage Mark to pass any new laws.

Fred P. May 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM

I think that when he was in the California legislature, he had a program called “There ought to be a Law…”

He was looking for suggestions from the voters as to what laws they thought were needed.

In other words, he wasn’t doing his homework then… and he’s merely parroting the talking points issued by Nancy now. We don’t “need” more laws. We need Congress to get off of their fat a$$e$ and address the critical issues facing the people – not the issues facing the politicians ie, Trump’s win….

Marky continues to DO zilch.

Up to Here May 15, 2019 at 9:14 PM

Ho Hum Just another US Communist Party get together.

Gebertx May 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM

You are so out of touch, no “re-do’s” focus on something for your District

Original G May 15, 2019 at 10:03 PM

From an interview with the actor Kelsey Grammer

” “Oh yeah. I don’t think Washington didn’t do us any favors for the last 50, 60 years, I think they’ve all been sort of the same party, the same bunch of clowns, the same bunch of really unpleasant people,” Grammer said. “And I don’t think they’ve been helping anybody but themselves.” ”

Tsa May 15, 2019 at 10:03 PM

You can protect our country by resigning…

Double Dzzz May 15, 2019 at 11:29 PM

So who really voted for this guy ? and if so I hear no crickets speaking up.

Safety Second May 16, 2019 at 3:43 AM

DeSaulnier is a perfect example of why we need term limits. After 6-8 years in ANY elected office, one morphs from public servant to career political whore.

DD May 16, 2019 at 5:43 AM

Independent voter here, with little respect for either party, but the Dem’s are handing over the next election on a silver platter.

Bad Nombre May 16, 2019 at 6:05 AM

The DNC needs to take a good hard look at themselves and their role in facilitating the election of Trump. Setting the bar very low as with their last Presidential nominee will not help to “protect our democracy”.

Kauai Mike May 16, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Kill the unborn & now even live babies, provide free health care for the world on us, tax everything not yet taxed, take our guns, whore for endless more laws & government …

Support any of that and you deserve politicians exactly like him.

ConcordRez May 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM

I suggest you turn the channel and “google” reputable sources. FOX is feeding you misinformation.

Liar! Liar! May 16, 2019 at 8:45 AM

Misinformation? Like all the lies told by the mainstream media:
…like Hillary had a lock on the presidency?
…like it was Trump and not the Democrats colluding with Russia?
…like the Mueller Report would bring Trump’s impeachment?
…and like ignoring all the outrageous things being said by all the Democrat presidential wannabes?

S May 16, 2019 at 9:26 AM


What do you consider as reputable? Please don’t tell me you think MSNBC, CNN, or the ilk are…

Anon May 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM

Did u really just mention “google” and reputable in the same sentence???

Fred P. May 16, 2019 at 11:56 AM

The term “google” is NOT a synonym for research. Anyone who depends on that has never done their homework. And anyone that makes such a sweeping claim as “FOX is feeding you misinformation” is obviously biased against ANYTHING not in agreement with their opinions.

Liberals consider reputable sources as any organization/person that spouts information with which they already agree. If they don’t agree with the source, then it’s a lie.

Rob May 16, 2019 at 7:34 AM

IMHO – we now have the Trump Doctrine and McConnell Doctrine on running a government firmly in place.

Next time Dems get the WH and Senate (and yes it will happen – anyone who says “Oh the other side will never get it back” is a fool) – they should take extreme control and simply do whatever they want.

And when any Republican starts whining simply say “We are following the Trump\McConnell Doctrine that Republicans put in place. If you don’t like it you shouldn’t have put it in place”.

Rollo Tomasi May 16, 2019 at 11:45 AM

And that can happen as soon as the Republicans finish a two or three year “investigation” into whatever conspiracy theory that the Republicans themselves create. History repeats…

Patriot May 16, 2019 at 5:52 PM

I think you forgot to mention the Obama Executive Order Doctrine.

WC Resident May 16, 2019 at 7:51 AM

@Bad Nombre – I believe both parties were responsible for Trump’s win. Trump, Brexit in the U.K., anti-vaccination efforts, and passage marijuana legalization laws, all seemed to take advantage of that people tend to be pissed off at the government and authority figures. Hillary Clinton made a huge mistake when she labeled Trump supporters as “deplorable” as it invited people to vote for the “drain the swamp” anti-authoritarian candidates and issues.

The anti-authoritarian “deplorable” trend is likely to increase as the gap between the rich and poor increases and the poor population grows. Trump and the Russian trolls will be able to take advantage of that.

Doh May 16, 2019 at 7:58 AM

I would not think Fox has paid posters to post at the local news level as well as the national sites but it’s possible. Most likely some people feel the need to follow their example and parrot the vitriol preached by Fox and other right wing pundits. Speak ill of the Democrats whenever possible and use name calling as if it is a legitimate argument. none of this helps find middle ground so the country can move forward.

Isn’t anyone concerned about the Russian interfering in our election? Why does Putin favor Trump to run America? Do you believe it’s because he wants America to succeed?

BTW you are misusing the words Communist and Socialist. They are two different political systems. There was a youtube video titled “America, a Republic” for an 8 minute class on political science explaining. the different forms of government. Now there are too many knock offs to find the original.

Rollo Tomasi May 16, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Name calling? “Deplorables”, for example?

EBJ May 16, 2019 at 7:42 PM

Isn’t anyone concerned about a President using the intelligence services and the FBI to spy on an opposing Presidential candidate? As soon as you’re ready to accept the 2016 election, that should be the next on your to do list.

RANDOM TASK May 16, 2019 at 8:37 AM

so many many years ago …
I remember my parents conversations with their friends about how repubs are for building business and yes provide work and yes profit …
democrats would blame republicans for heinous acts that actually the dems are doing ….they deflect with criticism of what they are doing to the people as their only goal is to rip us off and blame republicans for it

now it appears as I look at the past oscama years and Clintons server treason ….and now this billy goat socialist who is puppeting along with what ever he is told to keep his job and live off of our tax money as he toils around spewing democrat agenda puke that some are enjoying so much they have lost their minds and are in a state of brainwashed euphoria as they parade around enthralled by a lackey who has but one purpose
this state is the pure reason why this country made laws to limit politicians power ….yet over the past 50 years the dems have mesmerized the lower class into thinking the dems are their savior from the bad hard working who drive nice cars and have a nice home and are striving to thrive more and more ….and yet these same politicians who claim we are so bad …are living in mansions and private gated communities from stealing our tax money through thousands of programs and donations and non profit scams all taking tax money and so called donations from unions and special interest groups
the lower class has been throttled with the welfare and free and how the people with more are out to get them and keep them down
while dems push for lower school funding ….leads to drop outs and system suckers
they push for taking away freedoms from citizens to give everything to illegals …why ?
they push to raise taxes and claim there is no money …last I checked if an accountant screws up and loses money and cant manage it they get fired …yes dem voters are more than happy to keep raising taxes and making crimes legal all at the behest of dem politicians like de slacker

HooHaa May 16, 2019 at 8:50 AM

Good for him. Mueller report is a pretty clear referral for impeachment.

Trump is dirty.

Rollo Tomasi May 16, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Please, share with us all that legal expertise of yours and tell us exaclty which high crimes and misdemeanors Trump has committed. And provide evidentiary support.

mtzman May 16, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Would love to, RT, but we still don’t have an unredacted report or the underlying evidence. If it really was a total and complete vindication of the president, why is he stonewalling every effort to release it?

Rollo Tomasi May 16, 2019 at 10:52 PM

Whatever. The Mueller report is a bitter disappointment to leftists, who wanted a finding that Trump is a Russian agent. Doesn’t get much more pathetic than that.
It wasn’t Meuller’s job to vindicate, but rather to determine if there was criminal activity. Absent that, the presumption of innocence prevails. You remember when that was one of the pillars of our society, right?

The Professor May 17, 2019 at 12:03 PM


The reason why the unredacted version has not been released is because IT IS ILLEGAL TO RELEASE GRAND JURY TESTIMONY!!!

It doesn’t matter what that testimony is. It could be a video of Trump and Putin talking about hacking the DNC or Trump engaging with Russian Hookers. It does not matter. You seem to want the AG of the US to break the law by releasing this info. He can’t BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL.

If you don’t like this fact, then I suggest that you attend Marky’s town hall meeting and DEMAND that he and his handler Pelosi change the law. Maybe they can get on that right after impeachment.

mtzman May 17, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Professor, all I said was that the unredacted report had not been released. You are correct that there are restrictions on release of grand jury testimony, but there are also exceptions to that general rule. For example, the courts upheld the release of testimony during Watergate to give Congress a roadmap to what had taken place in considering the impeachment of Richard Nixon. Moreover, not all redactions were based on grand jury testimony, e,g, national security or other ongoing investigations.

I am not suggesting any of the redactions are illegitimate, nor am I advocating breaking the law. What I AM saying is that until we have a full report and until the other investigations referred out by Mueller, as well as congressional oversight, are concluded, this thing is not over.

RT, that’s all you’ve got, “Whatever?” Now, that’s pathetic. Also, it wasn’t Mueller’s job to determine if there was criminal activity. It was to investigate Russian interference and the role of the Trump campaign. Some of the campaign’s activities were illegal and have or are being dealt with through appropriate judicial channels, and other matters are appropriately the subject of impeachment inquiry. Of course, you know all that. You just can’t bring yourself to admit it.

Rollo Tomasi May 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM

The “whatever” is directed at the leftists actions since the President was elected. You act as if reactions would be any different if the Meuller report did include a complete exoneration. The report still wouldn’t be accepted, and Saint Meuller would be branded a traitor. Show me proof of even one vote having been changed due to Russian meddling – with or without Trump’s participation. Until then, WHATEVER.

mtzman May 18, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Estimates of the total spending for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections put the number at $6.5 billion, $2.4 billion of which was attributed to the presidential race. In addition, Trump received an estimated $5 billion in free “earned media” and Clinton an additional $3.24 billion.

Much of that money is spent on advertising and polling.So much money is spent because it works. While most people dislike it, negative advertising occurs because it works. Vast amounts of monies will be sent in 2020 as well, and I’m sure you’ve seen the candidates brag about how many millions they have raised.

Americans legally (and sometimes illegally) spend an obscene amount on their favored campaigns and candidates. But when foreign governments and their actors do it, it is illegal, and that’s what Mueller found occurred. We will never know for sure how many minds were changed by Russian meddling that resulted in new votes for Trump. But to suggest it didn’t happen is simply ludicrous.

Maybe the unredacted report will contain evidence of actual votes being changed. Maybe further revelations regarding hacking into election systems in Florida and other states will give you that proof of one vote you seem to need, but, once again, to claim that Russian interference had absolutely no effect on the election results simply defies common sense.

RANDOM TASK May 16, 2019 at 9:42 AM

No sir
Democrats are trying to form a North Korea.
Communist socialist dictatorship no freedom total control crap hole
Why do you think they are turning demifornia into Mexico
Impoverish the people and you control them period
Voting for the destruction of America is wrong
Yet most are ill informed by people like de slacker
Who claim propaganda before actual critical thought and actually doing their job instead of being a political puppet who is run by Pelosi and king kamala lala
Just take a second and look at the laws and taxes passed over the last 30 years and it is clear that this state is being turned into a low income fed money scam designed to be spit up to create 3 super states to secure potus every 4 years and pass laws to force other states to do the same
In other words …A TAKEOVER

Original G May 17, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Perhaps president pelosi feels entitled, due to her Swamp seniority.
‘Nancy Pelosi Suggests She Has Equal Power to Donald Trump in Meeting with European Leaders’

Vandy Posh May 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Why don’t you and your coharts do something constructive and look into pharmaceutical cost. Some cancer drugs are not covered by insurance and if not for grants patients could be out $4,000 a month for a 21 day supply for chemotherapy pills.

Clayton Squirrel May 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Kaiser has a very good model. They haven’t denied coverage for any of my very expensive cancer drugs. No healthcare system is perfect but they’ve done a good job. They refer out to UCSF and Stanford for things like transplants but you are still covered with your same co-pays.

Buck May 16, 2019 at 11:09 AM

Just call it what it really is, just another leftist liberal socialist brainwashing summit meeting.

The Mamba May 16, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Someone bring up his proposal to forgive public employees student loans, please.

Original G May 16, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Think this sums up what’s been going on last two years as perpetual swamp dwellers have tried to make an example of a man who was not one of them got elected President.

RANDOM TASK May 16, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Well as most dems still are plagued by denial
And calling for outrage at mueller report and such
It appears all the evidence was whitewashed off of the servers memeory
And the hard drives were smashed
As authorities waited 8 months to check for eveidence
And Ivanka had a private meeting on her plane on the runway with muelller
So sorry let justice prevail all is good

DVC Student May 17, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Have Town Halls detailing specific actions you’re taking to fix our roads in your district.
This is what constituents care about.

Jojo Potato May 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Congress doesn’t fix our roads. They do give the city/county/state money sometimes. There is a monthly City Council meeting open to all that you should attend.

slagheap May 21, 2019 at 1:48 PM

dvc student, ever try reading the city of concord newsletter? maybe you’re too busy with your studies ( eye roll. )

DVC Student May 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM

List the legislation Congress has passed that helps the individuals since Democrats took the House.

Be Specific!

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