Donald Trump has committed no crime

Monday, December 16, 2019

Donald Trump has committed no crime

Dear Editor:

I’m responding to the Avis Anderson column in the 12/12 Ranger Review edition where she correctly states that we cannot ignore our country’s history because as the saying goes “if we do not remember our history we are doomed to repeat it”.

Where I have a problem with the column is that we should correctly remember our history and not make up “facts” that support our opinions. For example, Anderson states that Richard Nixon was not a popular president but as I remember, Nixon won the 1972 election versus George McGovern, by winning 49 out of 50 states with McGovern winning only the state of Massachusetts. McGovern couldn’t even win his home state of South Dakota! If that’s not a measure of “popularity” I don’t know what is. Nixon was very popular in “fly over country” but was hated in the “belt way” of Washington because of his pursuit of Alger Hiss, the darling of the left, who was found guilty of perjury in connection with being a Russian spy. Remember, Hiss was an advisor to FDR @ Yalta when we gave Poland to Russia and he worked w/ the Truman administration to create the United Nations. Even though Hiss wasn’t convicted of being a Russian spy (statutes of limitation had expired) we know he was a spy because of the declassification of the Venona Project in 1995. The “elites” of Washington and the “main stream” press had a vendetta against Nixon for this and he was paranoid that they were out to get him.

And by the way, Nixon wasn’t impeached; he resigned before the full House voted but Bill Clinton was impeached because the House voted for it and sent the impeachment over to the Senate, for trial, where he was acquitted. Clinton committed the crime of perjury (lied under oath), lost his lawyer license, and also settled w/ Paula Jones in her suit against him.

Donald Trump has committed no crime but is being threatened by articles of impeachment and because of this it’s not a bi-partisan action with the Republicans and Democrats working together. I’ll wager more Democrats will vote against the impeachment, in the House, than Republicans vote for it. There are about 30 Democratic congress people who won election in Trump districts, in 2016, and they’re scared of losing their jobs next year. This is a ”Democrat’s only show” and is being carried out because they don’t like Trump, they’re “sore losers” over the 2016 election, and are terrified he’s going to win reelection in 2020.

Patrick Prescott

Glendive