Obama’s team should re­store ju­di­cial trust

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

I’m not a venge­ful per­son, but a cloud ex­ists that should be cleared. The is­sue of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s server has cre­ated a sig­nif­i­cant loss of trust in our ju­di­cial sys­tem and a se­ri­ous im­pact on FBI morale. Both of th­ese need to be ad­dressed and steps taken to re­store our rep­u­ta­tion as a na­tion of laws.

I be­lieve this can best be ac­com­plished by hav­ing At­tor­ney Gen­eral Loretta Lynch con­vene a grand jury to hear the ev­i­dence and get to the truth.

The FBI can present its find­ings and Clin­ton and her ac­com­plices can be put un­der oath to tes­tify. Once the unadul­ter­ated truth is known, the pres­i­dent can de­cide the de­sir­abil­ity of a par­don for those, if any, charged with a crime.

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion can­not ac­com­plish the same re­sult, as it would be seen as an at­tack on Clin­ton rather than an ef­fort to un­cover the truth and re­store con­fi­dence in our ju­di­cial sys­tem. Only the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion can keep the fo­cus on the truth and not on re­venge. Fur­ther, part of the cur­rent Obama legacy is the cor­rupt ju­di­cial sys­tem that has been cre­ated dur­ing his ten­ure, and this ac­tion would some­what mod­ify that per­cep­tion.

Fred Mumma, Lusby

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