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Letter: The Trump witch hunt


Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The Trump witch hunt

There is a stench about this Republican memo and the FISA court business. Most Americans still have a common sense knowing about “fair play” or an innate sense of what is right and what is wrong. There seems to be much wrong here just at face value. As a federally trained compliance officer, to me there is a stench.

It is the responsibility of the FBI to pursue and investigate espionage against our nation. Here we have a rather considerable weight of information indicating that false information – “the dossier” – was used as the basis for a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump campaign by FBI officials. A simple and cursory examination of this item and the odd collection of characters involved and flow of money payments must have jumped out to any investigator let alone FBI senior personnel.

Revealed also is a considerable weight of information indicating that this was knowingly submitted in a deceptive manner to the court by top-flight professionals schooled in these fine points.

Fairness is out the window, right and wrong is out the window. The open-ended witch hunt being carried out against Donald Trump campaign people has no legitimate justification and is damaging the image of our nation.

AL GOODWIN

Pittsfield