Letter to the editor

The 'Lynch Trial' of President Trump

To the editor: The term ‘Lynch Trial’ is named after Charles Lynch, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses during the revolutionary period who had the propensity of carrying out extra-legal trials without due process of English Loyalists, resulting in their deaths.

We currently have such a trial of the president of the United States engineered by the most powerful woman in the United States, Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi has maintained iron control over the U.S. House, using Machiavellian techniques, for about two decades. No bill comes up for a vote on the House floor without her approval. Ultimately, all members of her caucus vote precisely how she tells them to or else. The official OK way to say this is that she is very good at counting votes. Whatever.

Pelosi has allowed a vote on public impeachment hearings but is not allowing a bipartisan impeachment committee as all previous presidential impeachments have done. Instead, she is proceeding with business as usual with the House Intelligence Committee headed by Adam Schiff, who has openly stated for three years that Donald Trump is guilty of impeachable crimes and has been consistently using leaks and selected releases of committee information to stack the deck.

In an attempt to justify PBS’ biased coverage, Judy Woodruff, in an interview with Mike Pence, pointed out that the secret committee hearings are quite reasonable and that these weren’t leaks, they were selective releases of public information to the press. Oh, wow, I stand corrected: They are not leaking damaging information on Trump while keeping exculpatory testimony under lock and key; they are doing “selective releases” of public information. My how convenient.

As for the Democratic Party, it appears that the once-proud party of straight-talking and straight shooting Harry Truman is dead. Pelosi has destroyed it. Long live the Queen.

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