19 July, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
A thoughtful correspondent forwarded me the link to this article in The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-lawmaker-got-direction-from-moscow-took-it-back-to-dc?source=facebook&via=desktop. I must say that I was surprised and appalled by the story, which portrays you as a willing puppet in the hands of Russian officials—some of them the same as those involved in the now infamous Trump Jr. meeting last June.
Another thoughtful correspondent drew my attention to the Dutch documentary, “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump.” It’s a persuasive look at the history of Trump’s relationship with Russian oligarchs, the Russian mafia, and shady deals involving blood diamonds and the construction of the controversial Israeli settlements that are so destructive to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. It also casts a clearer light on Trump’s (to date) puzzling fealty to Vladimir Putin.
It seems that you, Congressman, are in deep with the Russia connection. I’m a skeptic when it comes to conspiracy theories, but I am now convinced that Trump is little more than a tool in the hands of Putin, who sits like a spider at the center of this web that involves a long history of money-laundering through the construction projects and other shady deals that made Trump and his family rich. I am convinced that his refusal to acknowledge, let alone punish Russian interference in our last year’s election stems from his own complicity, and that of his family, in a long-standing plot to seat him in the Oval Office. I believe that he is so deeply in debt, both morally and financially, to corrupt and powerful Russians that they are able to control his actions and his words.
This is a terrible admission. It pains me to think that you, too, are complicit. I think that the Daily Beast article is serious and well-researched enough to demand a public explanation of your ties to the Russian government.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.