To the Guys Who Wrote That Letter:
It’s more than “interesting” that those who are seemingly not alarmed by President Donald Trump’s curious behaviors mostly justify the worst possible causations by brushing them aside with, “Oh yeah, Hillary was worse! And so’s her old man!”
I must have missed the news stories of the trial in which Hillary was found guilty of being a “proven crook.” But we all do know she killed Vince Foster.
Using the Clintons as a red herring every time President Trump is reported to be involved in something shady is a clever distraction. But the funny thing about the Clintons—they make public all their tax returns as have all administrations until now and so does their foundation, showing all who gave as well as what worthy causes benefited. Open for all to see and investigate. No loopholes. Get the point?
Yes, as you say, evidently “we all know that Trump is a liar,” but—except for the rest of the world—do we all know he’s a serial bullshitter?
And yes, I’d ordinarily agree that there’s nothing wrong with talking or even sleeping with Russians (yes, I’m a nonjudgmental liberal).
But it’s another matter to want to communicate with Russia through their secure lines so that our side (we’re still on the same side, right?) doesn’t know it means talking to Putin directly and shielding yourself from the FBI, CIA, Justice Department and other agencies that protect Americans from criminals, crooks and traitors.
And why is it that in the cases of Trump, Kushner, Flynn, Stone Sessions, Manafort, the inner circle and players to be named later, the recollection of meetings specifically with the Russian ambassador and other asset-seeking officials has been washed from their memories?
It’s hard to misconnect the dots and not see the picture.
This should be about Americans, not Democrats and Republicans, but again you try to divert our attention from what a disaster of a situation you choose not to face:
You say that if Nixon were a Democrat (and yes, I am), we would not have wanted to impeach him—concluding what? That this is all political and we shouldn’t look into Trump? Your notion that the Democratic Party condones crooks is too silly a diversionary declaration to even confront, don’t you agree?
Most seriously, Democrats have not concluded—as of now—that a case for impeachment exists.
As to your hypothetical, but unasked, question of what our posture would be if Mr. Trump were a Democrat: For certain, at the least, we would be embarrassed.
But you haven’t and he isn’t, and you seemingly aren’t. And that’s sad.
We should all be against corruption. We should all condemn hate and bigotry and uphold our Constitution and remain steadfast against our country’s enemies. We should all look to unite and not divide our people—by pigment or party.
This sordid and tragic episode seems also to be about the difference between the Harrys and Donalds, and the interpretation of what is meant by the sign on the former President’s desk that read, “The buck stops here.”
To some, it says, “Take responsibility.” To others, “Take the opportunity.”
To continue to be great or to be great again, we must be united. We needn’t name-call. Let’s seek justice and truth together.
Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman