February 20, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Your statement
I read the February 16 statement you put out regarding the Mueller indictment of 3 Russian agencies and 13 Russian individuals in connection with the attack on the integrity of our 2016 election. I believe that you distort the facts.
First, to suggest that the activities of the Russians support “both the Trump and the Clinton campaigns” is to purposely misread the indictment (I read it in full: did you?), which makes it perfectly clear that the support was in Trump’s favor. In cases where false flag rallies were staged, purportedly in Clinton’s favor, it was clear that the opposite was intended.
Further, to latch on to that single word, “unwitting,” is to ignore what I pointed out to you in an earlier letter, the allegation early in the document stating that “Defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States.” This is hardly an exclusion of the possibility of collusion. It is merely an opening of the door for future revelations.
In view of this, your statement’s assurance that “the ‘collusion’ theory will likely collapse, and soon” is clearly misguided. And to lay the blame for the Mueller investigation on Democrats, as your statement does, is to gloss over the very real threat that Russia poses to our democracy. You should instead place the blame squarely (and honestly) where it belongs: on your Russian friends. And you should be asking why the presumptive leader of our nation fails to respond in even the mildest way to a now unquestionable attack on our country and instead, like yourself, chooses to blame those who wish only to defend it.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.