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Letter to the Editor: What a mess
Opinion

If any of you have had time to try and follow the political stories reported by the big media systems you will be as confused about the details as I am. The reports seem to be an endless tangle of accusations whose specifics seem to elude those really smart people in Washington.

Congress keeps trying to investigate and gets the stone wall treatment from the FBI, the CIA and the electronic spooks called the NS something or other. Those departments report to the executive branch on paper but apparently really report only to God on alternate leap years. The FBI, which is headed by one of our own Georgians, will not tell anyone anything. The director has not cleaned house. He is a failure as a leader as far as I can tell and needs to be sent back home.

The result of all this is to make the average citizen lose what little trust we had in the security branches. If everyone cannot come clean with the details of what happened during this last election cycle we need to throw out every person who has any leadership function in all the departments and agencies and start anew. They all look rotten to me. I can find more competent people by random selection in Walmart.

The special counsel has had a year and nothing much has been revealed. I would remind everyone that the original investigation of President Bill Clinton went on for years and costs us a ton of money and nothing was the result of that expensive effort. We are allowing the same thing to happen again.

Sure the Russians tried to influence the election. The U.S. does the same thing around the world every day. We do the same thing the Russians tried to do here. But there is no evidence that any votes were changed as a result of their efforts. 

We built the World Wide Web so that everybody could freely reach into every nook and cranny of it from anywhere. Our government and the leaders of the new computer age told us that it was the greatest thing happening. Now we spend our days correcting stolen IDs and suffering financial fraud. Hackers stole political plans and the ruling elites got a taste of the medicine that the average citizen has been taking for years. 

I hope the president fires them all. Congress could try to remove the president but they do not have the votes. Washington is rotten and we need a good house cleaning. The risk of impeachment would be worth shoveling out the barn.

 

Gary Pichon

Marble Hill

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