- - Sunday, September 1, 2019

Something is seriously wrong at the Justice Department (“James Comey leaked classified FBI memos for personal gain, IG finds,” Web, Aug. 29). We watched the deep-state conspirators destroy the lives of people while on a mission to bring down a president. Now that these co-conspirators have been caught red-handed for the most horrible abuse of office and something that can only be called espionage, they don’t even get a slap on the wrist.

I’m sorry, but a verbal “Bad boy!” isn’t the kind of discipline that’s warranted here. The actions of Mr. Comey and others constitute all-out treason, which used to warrant a firing squad. These are government officials who were given an opportunity to serve us, and they all took an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.

These are department leaders of the intel community who abused their positions in group fashion. Appropriate penalties include complete loss of job, pay and pension. Then, a grand jury ought to determine how to discipline them all on an individual basis. This is called precedent. It’s how the legal system determines punishment. As it stands now, there is no discipline of any kind.

STEPHEN MOUNGELIS

Mt. Airy, Maryland



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