The Bryan Times,

On April 17, 2019, Congressman Bob Latta wrote a guest opinion column (Collision, New Green Deal”) that was published in The Bryan Times in which he stated, “It’s abundantly clear that there was no collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. It’s also clear that there was no obstruction of justice…” Now, on May 29, 2019, the congressman states once again, “And [the Mueller Report] came down to there was no collusion, no obstruction.”

Well, Congressman Latta, you were wrong in April and you are still wrong in May. The Mueller Reports states, “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would say so.” (Mr. Mueller reemphasized that conclusion in his recent press conference.)

As I previously stated on April 29, 2019, “Note to Mr. Latta — they did not so state.” In fact, the Mueller Report points out some 10 different instances of potential obstruction of justice that the House Judiciary Committee is now pursuing.

Mr. Latta further bemoans the amount of time, money and resources spent on the investigation and urges congress “to move on.” I am curious, congressman, did you criticize the amount of money, time and resources that the Republican-led House spent investigating the Obama administration non-stop when they achieved majority status? The Benghazi investigation alone lasted 28 months, the longest in history. Additionally, congressman, I feel it is important to point out that the Special Council was appointed and authorized to look into interference with our electoral process by a hostile foreign government when the entire congress and the White House were controlled by your party.

The president is fond of saying the investigation was and is a “hoax” and a witch hunt. Sadly, the only hoax perpetuated on the American public is Donald Trump himself. He ran for office characterizing himself as a self-made, brilliant businessman who would bring that expertise to the country. In reality, he is a con man, a fraud and a liar of the highest order. He inherited his money from his father; he has had multiple bankruptcies; and he is only interested in advancing his own interests. The tax cut only benefitted the top one percent of the population, not the common man.

Lastly, congressman, did you actually read the report? Or, as it appears, are you deliberately being obsequious and once again placing party over country?

Timothy Foster


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