The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Let's hold off on no collusion conclusion

 


To The Eagle:

We would all do well to hold off on the “no collusion conclusion” until the bipartisan Congressional House Intelligence Committee has examined the findings presented to them by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

That committee’s chair, (D) Adam Schiff, responding to insults from President Trump to his person and to the committee’s efforts, has stated “I say this to the President and his defenders in Congress. You may think it’s okay how Trump and his associates have interacted with Russians during the campaign. I do not. I think it’s immoral, unethical, unpatriotic and yes, I think it’s corrupt.”

Attorney General William Barr, a Trump appointee, has proceeded with unprofessional haste and possible malice aforethought, to muddy the waters by inappropriately publicizing his prejudicial comments regarding the report.

Special Prosecutor Mueller declined to express his own conclusions on the matter while submitting his findings to Congress, where he knows there are constitutional mechanisms in place to deal with any wrongdoing by a sitting president. It doesn’t have to be a criminal offense to be an impeachable one.

No matter how much the Prevaricator in Chief tweets, shouts and crows about being innocent of wrongdoing, he has clearly not yet been exonerated or vindicated in this matter.

Adele Swift is wise to not expect an apology from the investigators. They don’t owe her one. They’re performing their appointed duty. Nor will we get one from the Executive Buffoon whose execrable behavior and unethical actions precipitated their investigation.

I do agree with Ms Swift that a poor campaign and the wrong candidate cost Democrats the election. For many voters, the choice between Clinton and Trump was akin to choosing whether to be shot or poisoned. I voted for shot and ended up like many, being poisoned.

As for finding a more thoughtful loyal opposition in 2020, we learned in 2016 that in this land of the blind, any one eyed-man might become king.

JB Bouchard

Puget Island

 

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