Anti-Clinton letter was completely one-sided
William Lorimer of Bell Island’s letter of Nov. 19 was headlined “Clinton deserved to lose.”
Well, you don’t have to be a Hillary Clinton supporter or a Democrat ( or even a Republican) to oppose Donald Trump. Trump followers would point out negative things to say about any Democrat who runs for public office.
Looking at the facts, what about former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former vicepresident Dick Cheney and former U. S. President George W. Bush who, like Clinton, had missing personal and classified emails?
Nina Burleigh had a story in Newsweek on Sept. 12, “The George W. Bush White House lost 22 million emails.” She writes: “Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena- dodging, email- hiding, private- server- using George W. Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House ‘ lost’ 22 million emails. This correspondence included millions of emails written during the darkest period in America’s recent history, when the Bush administration was ginning up support for what turned out to be a disastrous war in Iraq with false claims that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction, and, later, when it was firing U. S. attorneys for political reasons.
“Like Clinton, the Bush White House used a private email server — its was owned by the Republican National Committee. And the Bush administration failed to store its emails, as required by law, and then refused to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking some of those emails.”
I hope Lorimer doesn’t apply a double standard rule — Clinton is in the wrong but it is OK for Bush, Cheney and others to have their 22 million personal and classified emails all of sudden disappear! He doesn’t do justice to his cause, as his opinion is biased.
No disrespect to Lorimer, but how can he be 100 per cent sure that Clinton is guilty and should be locked up? No one is presumed guilty in the court of law until proven innocent. Trump can’t act like Putin or Hitler or Stalin and arbitrarily put his political opponents in jail and lock them up. Lorimer must disagree with the findings of FBI director James Comey who not once, but twice declared that Clinton did no criminal wrongdoing. The file is closed and Clinton has been exonerated.
And Trump is now suggesting he won’t pursue this matter as there are far more pressing issues like a national infrastructure plan, scrapping or renegotiating trade deals, pulling out of future international climate change conferences, keeping the most positive aspects of Obamacare and bringing back jobs to the U. S. Rust Belt ( a dubious promise that I don’t think Trump can fulfil — sounds familiar eh?)
Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump. One day he will find himself breaking some of his promises, siding with Chuck Schumer and other Democrats (Trump used to be a Democrat and Clinton supporter) and he will have to stand up to the House and Senate Republicans ( and Democrats) on serious domestic and foreign legal matters, nepotism, lawsuits and conflict of interest concerns — so much so that he may face impeachment.
Mr. Lorimer, Mr. Trump is not my president — I am Canadian, thank God. I have a Queen, a governor general and a prime minister.
However, I do give Trump credit on one point, when he said, “President Obama is a good man.”