After reading report, where's the outrage?

To the editor:

When I began to question Trump's actions, I was told by my Trump supporting friends to just wait for the Mueller report and you’ll be apologizing to us. Well friends, recently I finished reading the Robert S. Mueller “Report On the Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election.” Even though I voted for Trump, I do not understand why there is no massive outrage into Trump's criminal activities which are well documented in the report and based on sworn testimonies along with physical evidence.

I do not understand why President Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his appointed Attorney General William Barr are trying to fool and mislead the American people to the facts cited in the Mueller Report. They keep to the story line that there was no collusion, no obstruction and complete exoneration. This is exactly the opposite of what the report alludes.

Actually, the report specifically cites that Trump was not exonerated and that there was massive collusion and instances of willful obstruction of justice in the operations of the Trump campaign and resultant criminal activities. There is substantial evidence that the Russians tried very hard by using numerous attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election using social media to favor Trump and to disparage the Clinton campaigns.

Trump claims he is the most transparent president ever, yet he refused to being interviewed by the Mueller team and only provided written answers which were inadequate, like “I can’t recall,” or “I don’t remember,” etc. that were obviously written by his attorney. Even today he orders his staff or former staff not to testify or answer questions.

I do not understand why the Republican leader in the Senate refuses to support the bipartisan efforts to insure safe and fair election legislation in the future. I don’t understand why honest Republicans are saying nothing. Their silence is deafening. Over 1,000 former federal prosecutors have stated there are multiple accounts of obstruction of justice in the report. I reckon we'll just have to wait until July 24 when Special Counsel Mueller will answer questions submitted by Congress.

—Dan Barrett

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