Wednesday, July 12, 2017


12 July, 2017

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Dear Congressman,

Re: The Witch Hunt

Your Trump does himself too much honor—and witches too much disrespect—in referring to the Russia investigations collectively as a “witch hunt.” This pursuit of the simple truth pales in comparison to what was done to innocent women, all those centuries ago.

That the Russia investigations are no witch hunt was also stunningly revealed in yesterday’s release of Donald Trump Jr.’s email exchange, in which he exulted in the prospect of receiving “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from what he had every reason to suppose was a hostile foreign government.  To call his son “open, innocent, and transparent,” as the president did in a recent tweet is to ignore months of silence, even outright lies, not only from his son, but also his son-in-law and others in a position to know of this outrageous subversion of both law and political decency.

I know I write this all too often in my letters to you, Congressman, but is it not well past time for Republicans to stand up in opposition to what they must know, by now, to be the lies and obfuscation of the Trump administration? Will there not, eventually, be some come-uppance for those who lack the courage and political fortitude to speak the truth, and act upon it?

I ask of you only to give us what you promised when you ran for office: service to your constituents and, in your oath of office, defense of this country’s Constitution. Which should not be too much to ask of my representative in the US Congress.


Peter Clothier, Ph.D.

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