Letters to the Editor

Trump's interfering with justice can't stand

President Donald Trump continues to obstruct justice, most recently in the criminal case of Roger Stone. As a close associate of the president, it is a conflict of interest to use his power to influence the sentencing. The fact that Trump has attempted to interfere in this matter is a known fact. His own words on Twitter demand action and then thank the attorney general for doing so. Since you sometimes claim to not be aware of these actions, here are some quotes from the president’s Twitter:

Feb. 11, commenting on the news that prosecutors were recommending nine years for Roger Stone, ‘his is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”

Feb. 2, commenting on the news that the Department of Justice was changing its recommendation for sentencing, “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”

Iowa’s senators’ loyalty to a president who refuses to follow the law represents a grave danger to our Democracy.

Jill Martinez

Cedar Rapids

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