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Letter: Hold Trump accountable

  • Author: Catherine Coward
    | Opinion
  • Updated: June 14
  • Published June 14

In a recent KSKA interview, Sen. Dan Sullivan stated he might not read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report because it’s too long and he has too much other reading to do. Sen. Lisa Murkowski claimed she would read it, although she, too, said it was a long slog of tedious legalese.

I read the report, and it was actually easy to read and informative. Attorney General William Barr’s summary was grossly misleading. In fact, in a follow-up letter to Barr, Mueller stated that Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature and substance” of his report, and consequently, “public confusion” had ensued.

In the report, Mueller provides ample evidence of Russian hacking and information dissemination via Wikileaks. The Trump campaign knew about the Russian influence into the election in support of Donald Trump and did nothing to stop it. More importantly, Mr. Trump attempted to thwart Mueller’s investigation into this matter. Mueller provides 10 instances where the president’s actions satisfy the specific legal criteria for obstruction of justice. Mueller’s conclusion includes arguments supporting congressional oversight to hold the president accountable for obstruction of justice.

Sen. Sullivan won’t read the report, let alone hold the president accountable. Will Sen. Murkowski?

— Catherine Coward

Anchorage

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