- - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Is there any reason to believe that the evidence underpinning special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian government officials would be any more credible than the phony Steele dossier being used to justify the investigation into President Trump (“Mueller team meets with lawyers for Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller,” Web, July 18)? Considering the intense pressure the Mueller team has been under to justify its open-ended investigation of this president, isn’t it just a little curious that evidence has suddenly surfaced to indict someone — anyone — for election meddling?

If you consider the sordid and sad corruption within the executive administration that began under Barack Obama, you will understand this skepticism. Lead IRS officials escaped accountability for their harassment of conservative interest groups. The Department of State escaped accountability for its phony excuse for the Benghazi disaster. Hillary Clinton escaped accountability for her illegal server, gross negligence of national-security protocols, the destruction of subpoenaed documents and the illegal pay-to-play self-enrichment schemes of she and her husband. Loretta Lynch escaped accountability for her phony excuse for her infamous meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac. James Comey and James Clapper escaped accountability for lying under oath to Congress. And we are about to see a corrupt Department of Justice escape accountability for concocting phony evidence that resulted in a duly elected president undergoing an unnecessary investigation. And, oh yes, Mr. Obama escaped accountability for all of it. Are we too cynical for looking with jaundiced eye at the special counsel’s recent Russian indictments?

Americans are so exhausted from the endless streams of deceit and manipulation coming from national news, top law enforcement and intelligence agencies that they are losing interest in discerning the truth. And that is exactly what the deep state is counting on.


Abingdon, Md.

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