- - Monday, February 15, 2021

After hearing former President Trump’s attorney Michael van der Veen tell the world that the Democratic impeachment managers altered the evidence they used evidence against Mr. Trump, the first thought I had was, “They conspired and colluded to frame former President Trump.”

Under the law, they tampered with the evidence they submitted, while lying to the public. Mr. Trump’s attorney said he wasn’t there to bring charges against anyone but wanted to show their hypocrisy.

That aside, I want to know why these elected officials — paid with my tax dollars — are not being prosecuted under the law. If any one of us regular citizens has pulled that stunt we would be jailed. Under U.S. Code Title 18, it states, in part, “In general — Whoever engages in any conduct with intent to convey false or misleading information under circumstances where such information may reasonably be believed and where such information indicates that an activity has taken, is taking, or will take place that would constitute a violation of” various laws, they “will be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

If there is equal justice under the law, I am requesting that our elected officials start a congressional investigation on behalf of the people — or else be held accountable for their dereliction of duty for not upholding their oaths of office.

GREGORY J. TOPLIFF



Warrenville, S.C.

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