Trump must be impeached

Opinion: Letters To The Editor

June 4th, 2019 3:59 PM

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I was once against impeachment because I "know" the Senate will find Trump not-guilty and Trump will be able to use that and Barr's manipulation and spin of the release of the Mueller Report to say things the report did not (like no collusion) to blast out during the campaign: "Exoneration!"

Realizing all that may be true, I believe if you read the actual Mueller report (even though its release was botched and mishandled) and try not to pay attention to the latest "analysis" on either side, the Mueller report says (Speaks, Argues, Yells!) that Trump obstructed justice (but we couldn't charge him because of DOJ rules!).

It also details how the Trump campaign reached out to so many Russians, took information from them, helped them target U.S. voters with their social media disinformation, benefited from their hacking of Democratic docs, coordinated release of Russian-hacked Democratic campaign emails, and then lied, lied, lied!

The Mueller team was not able to prove "conspiracy" in a court of law — one of the most difficult of crimes to prove, particularly when there is an active obstruction of justice program going on.

The Trump campaign's and Trump's flagrant actions demonstrate that they felt they were above the law and that cries out for action! If our democratic traditions mean anything — going back to 1215 at Runnymede, England and the signing of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter of the Liberties) by notorious King John of England, which started with "The king is not above the law."

The United States Congress in 2019 must hold Trump accountable for his actions through impeachment in the House and trial in the Senate!

Bob Haisman

Oak Park

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  • William Dwyer Jr. (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: September 26th, 2019 8:32 AM

    ... tick - tick - ti- BOOM!!

  • Ray Simpson (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: June 11th, 2019 10:03 PM

    OK, we all understand you have a visceral hatred for the elected president. What crime do you plan to impeach him for? The Mueller investigation was a sham designed to keep people from looking into the crimes committed during the Obama administration. Had Hillary won the presidency no one would ask any questions and we would never find out what happened about Fast and Furious, Uranium1, Benghazi,IRS targeting conservatives and HillEMail. The FBI should have done major investigations on each of these and all we got was silence. Could the FBI Director have called for a stand down. Perhaps but it stands to reason that his boss called those shots. Who was the FBI Director at that time? A guy named Mueller I seem to remember. We are now discovering that Mueller's report suffers from some very dishonest editing and slanting facts to satisfy Mueller and his teams hatred for President Trump. IG Barr is starting to shine light on some very evil people who are probably quaking in their boots. Time will tell. Remember that in an impeachment the president gets to refute the claims of a loony bunch of zealots who only know how to pronounce the word "Impeach" without any understanding of the harm it will do to our republic.

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