LETTERS: Indictment evaluated

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The indictment of ex-president Donald Trump is based on provable evidence. Trump has been going around the country complaining that he’s the victim of a witch hunt by Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, repeating this over and over. As usual he is lying to his gullible supporters.

Trump is guilty of taking secret and top secret documents and carelessly storing them in unsecured places and refusing to return them for a year and a half. This reckless behavior possibly exposed these documents for foreign counterintelligence agents to see or steal.

It is not a witch hunt. MAGA cult members should know that the search warrant at Mar-a-Lago was actually authorized by a Trump-appointed judge. The warrant was carried out by a Department of Justice attorney also appointed by Trump.

Trump’s attorney general Bill Barr has stated that the case against Trump is entirely of his own making. He also said, “He is a fundamentally flawed person who engages in reckless conduct. He is not the victim.”

Trump’s secretary of defense Mark Esper has stated that Trump taking those documents “is clearly unauthorized and illegal.”

Chris Christie, also a top-ranking official of Trump’s campaign, said, “He’s a petulant child when someone disagrees with him.”

John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser, has stated, “I don’t need to read the indictment to believe the allegations, although I’m pretty confident the charges are true.”

All these ex-Trump-appointed top administration officials say Trump is a danger to national security. He was described as someone who puts his personal ego in front of everything else including national security nuclear secrets. And as typical and expected from Trump, he now says all these ex-officials he once highly praised are idiots and failures.

It’s ridiculous and basically unpatriotic that some current Republican presidential candidates are saying they will pardon Trump even before reading the indictment, especially when a lot of the evidence comes from Trump’s own lawyers and other Trump staff members. Apparently they put loyalty to Trump above national security. Talk about reckless behavior on the part of these Republican candidates just to get Trump’s cult members to vote for them.

The MAGAs have hijacked the conservative Republican Party and turned it into a lawless, un-American, un-patriotic cult.

We have a choice in the coming elections. We either choose a party that has been supportive of the Constitution or a party that has been consistently supportive of an insurrectionist, seditionist, self-serving egomaniac.

Beto Conde

Rancho Viejo

Harris blasted

The Democratic Party voters I have talked to do not have a favorable opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris and do not want her for president in case President Biden cannot complete his next term. There is even talk of a third party, which would destroy the Democrats’ chance at a 2024 presidency.

Kamala Harris should do her patriotic duty as a good Democrat and abandon the vice president’s post on the ticket and not wait for President Biden to humiliate her by replacing her.

Michelle Obama comes to mind.

Nothing personal about Vice President Harris, but she just doesn’t have what it takes this time.

Arnoldo Gonzalez


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