Letter: Moving on

Moving on

I suppose someone institutionalized somewhere believes President Trump's 10,000 Washington Post fact-checked lies. Paraphrasing Thomas Nichols' book "The Death of Expertise": The U.S. worships its own ignorance.

I've selectively read the Mueller report and also read;: "The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies," "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence," "Fear: Trump in the White House," "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" and "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." Those books, along with the Mueller report, confirm all the lies those unwilling to be lied to already knew.

I think Jeff Sessions refused to break any law by refusing Trump's requests and Don McGahn refused to do Trump's "crazy (expletive)" or lie about it. Mueller's report says Trump was unsuccessful because the people around him refused his requests, but attempted obstruction is a crime.

Trump's "swamp people" struck plea deals. More than 49 people have been forced out, fired or resigned under Trump. Sally Yates and 600 other former federal prosecutors said that if Trump weren't president he would have been indicted on obstruction charges. On television I saw Attorney General William Barr say "I didn't exonerate," and neither did the Mueller report. To Mueller's questions Trump answered 29 times he had no recollection or recall. Really, he didn't remember anything?

Trump, Trump's family and 2016 campaign associates had at least 140 contacts with Russian nationals. That would justify court-approved FBI surveillance.

Let's move on? It's what anti-vaxxers did when Trump originally stated, falsely, measles shots were linked to autism. What workers did when, adjusted for cost of living increases, real wages actually declined 1.3 percent since the end of 2017. Move on with your disappointing tax return, when Trump's promised lower drug prices turned into 4,412 increases, and when Shaw, Mohawk and Engineered Flooring closed or laid off workers at some facilities despite Trump's tax cut and Murray County's ineffectual inland port. Trump's tariff caused washers and dryers each to cost $92 more. Farmers bankrupted by Trump's tariff moved on. Low wages makes low unemployment meaningless considering consumer debt is a record $4.05 trillion and food stamp participation is still higher than 2009 levels. Impeach Trump. Now.

David Bean

Chatsworth

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