The silence of honest Republicans is deafening

To the editor:

I question Trumps actions. I read Mueller’s “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. It was just a “witch hunt”, they say. This is exactly the opposite of what the report alludes.

The report specifically cites that Trump was not exonerated. That there was massive collusion, and instances of willful obstruction of justice in the operations of the Trump campaign and resultant criminal inquiries. 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 the Trump campaign.

Trump claims he is the most transparent president ever, yet he refused being interviewed by the Mueller team. Even today, he orders his staff or former staff members not to testify (even under subpoena) or answer questions regarding his attempts to blackmail the Ukrainian Government.

I understand why the Republican leader in the Senate (Moscow Mitch) refuses to support the bi-partisan efforts to ensure safe and fair election legislation in the future, but I don’t understand why honest Republicans are saying nothing. Hello? Senators Young & Braun, your silence is deafening. Over 1,000 former federal prosecutors have stated there are multiple accounts of obstruction of justice in the report. Even today, over 2,000 former U.S. attorneys have called for the resignation of Attorney General Barr for his meddling (fixing) in cases favoring Trump associates and friends, like Roger Stone & General Flynn.

No longer is justice blind. Why did Trump fire our beloved Senator Dan Coats? Senators Braun & Young…..Hello? Afraid to answer??

—Dan Barrett

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