Congress must look into collusion
In his recent letter Jim Wilkins suggests that the Mueller investigation was a waste of money and no further congressional investigations should be undertaken. He is mistaken. The investigation resulted in 34 indictments, including individuals closely connected to the Trump administration. It also re-confirmed the undeniable fact that Russia attempted to manipulate our election in Mr. Trump’s favor, despite our president’s public acceptance of Putin’s denial of this certainty.
Why? What interest or influence made Russia take Trump’s side? What economic or other interests does Trump have with Russia? He will not release tax returns (the first president in our generation not to) or other financial data to address these concerns.
Congress has a constitutional mandate and obligation to oversee the office of the president and investigate these and other issues. We certainly can not take Trump at his word or allow him to run his administration without checks and balances. God help us if Congress doesn’t do it’s job!
– Dave Edwards, Fresno