February 3, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: An open letter to Republican lawmakers
I thought you’d appreciate receiving a copy of the open letter I posted on social media, addressed to you and your Republican colleagues. Here it is:
Has it not occurred to you that your Tr*mp might be a Russian mole? That he could have been recruited by the Kremlin years ago, like Carter Page, as one of their “useful idiots” (полезный идиот)?
For anyone finding it hard to figure out just why he defends Putin so vigorously, why he refuses to enact sanctions approved overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress, why he so adamantly denies charges of Russian intervention in the 2016 election and attacks (or has his minions attack) every effort to get to the truth about that intervention, and fails to make even the slightest effort toward preventing it in the future, this is a simple and totally plausible explanation.
Whether because of shady financial dealings, money-laundering or unpaid debt to oligarchs, or some other more salacious source of blackmail, the Kremlin certain seems to have him by the balls.
Why is it that the heads of the three main Russian espionage agencies, the FSB, the GRU and the SVR, were in Washington last week, one of them without the authority of a legal visa? Aleksandr Bortnikov, Director of Federal Security Service (FSB), Colonel General Igor Korobov of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and Sergei Naryshkin of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) huddled in our country’s capital, supposedly to discuss “terrorism and other issues."
Why is it that the Trump administration has thus far refused to enact the full package of sanctions against Russia that you, Republicans, overwhelmingly approved last year?
Why is it that Tr*mp continues to defend Russia and attack our own intelligence agencies?
Does none of this seem even remotely odd to you? Why, then, do you line up with such evident enthusiasm behind an obviously flimsy and dishonest “memo” to discredit your own country’s law enforcement? To which country do you owe allegiance? Is it not possible that you have been duped into first electing, then protecting a Russian asset in the highest office in the country?
I know that I am not alone in asking you, as the patriots you claim to be, to join with your Democratic colleagues in making an honest and exhaustive effort to reveal the truth. This affair has already passed the point of reasonable doubt and has entered the realm of reasonable certainty that something is seriously amiss.
It is your sworn duty to protect the country from foreign enemies. Time to pack in the pretense and get back to doing your sworn duty.
That’s it, Congressman. This is something that demands your serious attention.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.