Read the report!
Two recent letters (“Skewed Cartoons,” May 5; “Lack of Facts Appalling,” May 12) scolded The Tribune for publishing cartoons disregarding a supposed finding of the Mueller Report of “no evidence” of “collusion.” In one letter, the author even accused The Tribune of publishing the cartoons “to propagate what it knows to be false” and “to ignore fact in favor of ... narrative.”
“No evidence of collusion” is the real false narrative. Though Mueller’s investigators were thwarted from obtaining all the evidence needed under federal law to charge a criminal conspiracy between the Russians and Trump campaign, there is voluminous evidence revealing months of secret, cooperative interaction between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Along with the sharing of sensitive electionrelated information, the Mueller Report references 251 contacts between Trump representatives and Russian operatives, including 37 personal meetings. It also shows at least 33 high-level campaign and transition officials and advisers, including Trump himself, knew about contacts with Russian operatives.
That’s a lot of evidence of “collusion” (defined by Merriam-Webster as “secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose”). It is also evidence of a brazen betrayal of America by a presidential candidate and his campaign.
Get the facts. Read the Mueller report! – Len Colamarino, Atascadero