Letter: Hold everyone accountable

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Editor,

Wendy Wheeler’s letter to the editor “Hold Trump Accountable” is nothing more than a rant about a president she loathes, completely devoid of facts and completely lacking the respect of individual rights.

The United States Constitution defines the individual rights of due process, of presumption of innocence and of privacy. The outrage that she and every American should have is the denial of constitutional rights to any American, regardless of their position, status or political leanings. President Trump is indeed not above the law, and nor is he beneath it; he is entitled to those rights as well.

Mueller’s investigation, of which was undeniably a “witch hunt,” was not to convict or to exonerate; that determination is done by the Dept. of Justice. Mueller and his politically motivated staff did indeed do a job, which morphed into a two-year carpet-bombing mission, and which failed to force charges against the president. Where is Wendy’s outrage over the massive cost to the taxpayers? Where is her outrage over the FISA Court abuse? Where is her outrage over those “above-the-law” rogue government agents proven to be plotting the overthrow of a duly elected president? The misplaced outrage she and many other uninformed and angry individuals have is about not getting the result they desired in spite of all of the constitutional abuses that occurred.

Bottom line: Hold everyone accountable, not just those one despises. Doing nothing will ensure that this abuse will repeat. That is not the America you want, but is what America will fast become if this caution is unheeded.

Vince Catanese, Westfield

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