Letter to the Editor

All will be revealed

To the editor: There is no question about whether or not more information about possible improper/illegal actions by President Donald Trump will be revealed in the near future. Unfortunately, it will not be revealed in Congress, where the information should have come out, but rather in the press. Had information been presented in the House and Senate by people under oath where it should have been, it would be more credible. Now it will be challenged as “fake news” even if it comes from a staunch, longtime Republican like John Bolton. Do you suppose this is a part of the plan?

No matter our party affiliation, we all need to know what happened that precipitated the impeachment so we can all make up our own mind. The House tried to get needed documents and testimony from those who knew what happened but was obstructed by the White House. That was one of the articles of impeachment. The Senate could have corrected this problem by allowing witnesses and documents to be presented in a court-like setting. Instead, it conducted a “sham trial” that heard from no witnesses and requested no documents that could have shed light on the issue.

The situation as it stands means we as voters are going to have to listen to all information that will come out and do our best to sort out fact from fiction before the upcoming election. Perhaps the House can be criticized for rushing its part of the process, but it’s hard to accept that the Senate totally failed in its part of the process. The founders of our country set up a government that was designed to be self-correcting by establishing three equal branches of government, the executive, legislative and judicial. The Senate has demonstrated that we no longer have three co-equal branches of government. What’s next?

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