Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
Well, Mr. Meyer did have it right: “Fasten seat belts on politics,” April 28. Most of us have had our seat belts, truth meters, rosary beads, prayer shawls on since Jan. 20, 2019. Our intelligence community has consistently reported that Russia interfered in our 2016 election. Robert Mueller stated that the Russians interfered in a “sweeping and systematic” fashion. Andrea Mitchell in a "Meet the Press" interview on April 28, 2019, with Sally Yates, former acting attorney general, quotes the New York Times that the Trump campaign had 140-plus contacts with Russia during the campaign and transition. Mr. Manafort, campaign chairman, met with Konstantin Kilimnik in a cigar bar in New York and gave him, an alumnus of the Russian KGB, all of the Trump campaign polling data, including the key states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. What do we call that? Collusion? I don’t call it patriotic, or American.
The Mueller Report is Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller — a scintillating 448-plus pages of information that is reported off the presses on April 30. So unfortunately, it appears that Mr. Meyer read, listened to or believed Mr. Barr’s four-page “summary” of the Mueller report, which was proven wrong immediately after the redacted version of the Mueller Report was released. Let’s hope that Congress will call persons to testify, and let’s hope that the hearings are televised. We all need to get to the truth, before November 2020. Never before has our nation called upon us, to this extent, to do this difficult work of being informed citizens. Last weekend, the Washington Post reported that Trump passed the previously unimaginable milepost of having told 10,000 lies since his inauguration. So yes, fasten your seat belts America, and get ready to do the hard work of finding the truth, and then vote.