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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:46 am

I feel compelled to answer the recent letters of Messrs. Nies, Greenspan, and Stillwell. Mr. Nies labels the “policy” of transporting illegal aliens to sanctuary states/cities as unacceptable. So, as our country is deluged by foreigners violating our immigration laws, and Congress, especially the Democrats in Congress, refuse to effectively stem this tide, is it fair to default the costs and downsides of this invasion to the border states/cities? Should it not be a shared burden by all the states? Isn’t it intuitive to have states/cities that encourage/welcome, and by their policies, are magnets for this illegal activity, “put their money where their mouths are”? In classic Liberal political responses to the suggestion that these invaders be transported to sanctuary states/cities, we see the “NIMBY” and “do as I say, not as I do” Liberal hypocrisy!

Messrs. Greenspan’s and Stillwell’s letters are laced with both false and absent legal theories. Attorney General Barr never advanced the position that Congress could not see the entire report, only that it would be appropriately redacted in the same manner and for the same reasons that the 1998 Starr Report was redacted. Of course, the hypocrite Congressman Nadler, who argued for the Starr Report redactions in 1998, now demands an unredacted Mueller Report! And, with respect to Hillary Clinton’s mismanagement of classified information, as a retired senior military officer who held a TS Clearance, I can assure you that had I so violated the security rules, regulations, and protocols involving classified documents, I would have been prosecuted under the UCMJ, and likely fined, imprisoned, and given a Dismissal Notice. How this was handled by the Justice Department and Comey was itself, criminal!

Finally, contrary to what Mr. Stillwell has asserted, no legal “bar” has been lowered. His analysis is a distinction without a difference. “Collusion,” per se, is not a crime, and “not enough evidence” is a determinative statement. For example, if a person robs a bank with an unidentified other person, and you are his best friend and happen to be in dire financial straits, this might be evidence that you are the other robber. But, if that is the entirety of the evidence against you, then there is not enough evidence to arrest and indict you. Now, you may have thought about and talked about robbing a bank, but if you did not plan such a crime with another (then, there is a crime of conspiracy to commit a crime), and never took any steps to actually rob a bank, then no crime has been committed. President Trump knew that he had not colluded with the Russians, so he was likely very frustrated. He may have voiced this frustration in a variety of ways, but the Mueller Report did not find that these “ways” rose to the level of a crime in the eyes of sixteen attorneys, thirteen of whom are registered Democrats! I am certain that this gaggle tried their best to implicate the President, and as a concession to the Left, they stated that notwithstanding the lack of evidence, it did not “exonerate” the President. “Exonerate” is an odd term to use as it implies that the person exonerated has been accused of a crime. I am certain that this was a way to open the door for the Democrat controlled House to continue the investigation, ad nauseum!

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