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Basic Math Tells Us Something Is Wrong

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:49 am

Basic algebra tells us that an equation has to balance on each side of the equals sign. So, when the President said, “I will fully cooperate” because there was no conspiracy (collusion) and no obstruction, the American people were relieved. The equation looked like this:

No Obstruction + No Conspiracy = Full Cooperation

When the President changed and said, “No cooperation,” he ordered his staff and his appointees to give no cooperation to the Congress of the United States and he radically changed the equation. When one side of the equals sign changes, one must assume that the other side must also change.

So, what changed? Did the “No Obstruction” change? Or did the “No Conspiracy” change? Perhaps both changed. In any case the American people deserve to know.

For those not inclined to analogies using math, perhaps a more earthy term would be helpful. A con man uses it. It is called “bait and switch.”

We can do better. We must do better.

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