January 17, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Were you aware—I was not until this morning—that according to the Federal Register your Trump quietly pardoned five megabanks on charges of corruption, including Deutsche Bank, to which he is personally indebted to the tune of $130 million? He did this, apparently, during the Christmas week when no one was paying attention, in another shameless action that puts the president’s own interests first.
Why was this action not made more public in the media? Is it that there are too many other—and more juicy!—scandals to report on? And why is the US Congress not exercising more vigilance over the actions of this rogue, and quite possibly corrupt presidency? Is it not your job? Does this not bear some investigation on your part? Is there not some glaring conflict of interest involved?
I was wondering this morning—and I was going to write to ask you before this other matter came up—where your loyalties lies? The Constitution, certainly, which does not require you and your colleagues to kow-tow to the president but rather to act as checks and balances. And also, one would have thought, to the people you were elected to serve. In any event, to judge by your words and actions, your loyalties are surely misplaced if you surrender them to president and party.
As your constituent, I ask that you inquire into this matter and inform us as to its propriety and legality.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.