In 1987, as a sheriff’s deputy from Loudoun County,
I was working my way down a hall in the John W. McCormack Post Office building in Boston. Several years earlier, I had started an investigation into alleged criminal enterprises surrounding Lyndon LaRouche. A local political figure was pressured to cut off my funding. I was on my way to see the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. I had been told, “You were both Marines. Work it out.” That U.S. attorney was Robert S. Mueller III. As it turned out, we both had served in the Leatherneck Square area of the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam, though he was there six months earlier.
He was quick, perceptive and very gracious to a Virginia deputy sheriff who had dumped a really messy case on his staff and who was a long way from home. Within hours, he was able to see the problems I was experiencing, take decisive action and cut through the political chaff. When he left that office, he was greatly missed by his staff.
Mr. Mueller is a man who has been there. I hold no brief for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or President Trump, and I was out of the state when the election went down (and I do mean “down”). I believe that those who profess they are for an open and fair investigation are about to get their runways bombed. I hope the investigation will be complete by the 2018 elections, and then in timehonored fashion, we can shoot the wounded in the primaries.
Donald L. Moore, Shepherdstown, W.Va.