October 31, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
You may have noticed that I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet these past few days. The truth is, I have been laid up for the past two weeks with a cold, followed by a period in which I’ve been suffering from debilitating shortness of breath and acute exhaustion. I have tried to keep up with our correspondence, but with only modest success.
Which explains why I’ll be brief today. Suffice it to say that I had a chuckle when I saw that you had accepted a campaign donation from your “old friend,” Paul Manafort, currently under indictment and facing very serious charges—none of which speak well of the man’s patriotism or loyalty to anything but his own pocket book. If I heard right, it was a handsome $1,000 contribution—you’d think a multi-millionaire could afford to be more generous, but I’m sure that $1,000 helped a bit.
There are calls now for you to return the money. And I suppose you might do that, if only for the optics. It’s going to be hard for you, in the coming election, to escape the bad odor of your inexplicable affection for the Russia regime.
Hoping to be better soon, I remain, respectfully,
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.