Letters to the Editor

Letter: Personal responsibility

I fail to understand how former President Donald Trump’s recent criminal trial was a “gross abuse of our justice system,” per Sen. Dan Sullivan. If former President Trump had simply paid off Stormy Daniels and made no business records entries, he would never have been indicted. Unsavory optics, but no indictment.

Once on trial, President Trump’s lawyers picked a jury that included a juror who got some of his news from Trump Social. As it only takes one juror voting not guilty to prevent a conviction, I cannot imagine a more favorable juror for former President Trump. I suppose Sen. Sullivan thinks this juror was corrupted.

Could it be that former President Trump’s own actions caused a grand jury to find probable cause a crime was committed and then a trial jury unanimously finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?

— William Maxey


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