Re: Independent investigation needed into collusion with Russia [Village News letter, 5/18/17]

Despite opinions to the contrary, the fact of Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee computers during the 2016 Presidential campaign was validated by DHS and DNI, as follows: A joint statement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence states: “The US Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations…”. “These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.”

“At the time, the website WikiLeaks was releasing a steady flow of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and top Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta.” This analysis and report does not include any conclusion on whether there was collusion with US citizens or whether the leaked data actually influenced the election results. Hence the need for the Special Counsel. Google: “Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking”.

I suggest we not rush to judgment or dismissal. Let’s let the Special Counsel and his team do their job. If they find anything actionable, then we can begin the trial(s).


John H Terrell

14 Responses to "Re: Independent investigation needed into collusion with Russia [Village News letter, 5/18/17]"

  1. Hang traitors!   June 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Donald Trump is treasonous scum. Jail him or sending him packing to Moscow. I don’t care which.

  2. Kenyatta   June 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Let’s give Trump a fair chance…….the same fair chance Trump and his racist supporters gave President Obama which was ZERO!!!! Trump and the birther lie, McConnell and the one term president promise, the constant racist bullying and intimidation of Obama, Michelle and the girls. Now we’/re supposed to get all high minded and fair now that we have this POS white president who violates the constitution starting on day #1 of his term? Oh hell no!! It doesn’t work that way. White privilege don’t play out like that no more. If those Republicans get away with shielding the criminal Trump, this black voter knows exactly why this double standard is made possible.

  3. TemeculaTerrance   June 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Trump is really not right mentally. He needs to go. The sooner we deal with what has to come next….removal…..the better for all.

  4. XYZ   June 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Wait? Wait for what? Get rid of this con artist, lying, self proclaimed sexual predator right now.

  5. Jenna   June 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Not sure if there will be much left of democracy if Trump succeeds with his plans unstopped. If he’s not gone before elections in 2018 we may be facing a dictatorship. Trump shouldn’t be able to disregard the law by firing people to stop himself being prosecuted. He’s a monster just like his pal Putin and all the other dictators around the world who he admires. Bottom line we can’t wait for another year for investigations that are stalled by his allies in congress or disrupted by him firing people trying to do them. Impeach him now for obstruction of justice or under emoluments clause. Do it NOW!

  6. Anne   June 18, 2017 at 9:07 am

    There’s more than enough evidence already to begin impeachment right now. Then there’ll be a trial in the senate where the evidence will be reviewed and debated with the entire world watching. When more evidence is unsurfaced as it is practically on a daily basis, he can be brought up on those impeachment charges too. Nothing that says he can’t be impeached several times until he’s finally removed.

    Impeach NOW!

    • D   June 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

      What evidence are you referring to?

  7. Democracy 4 Ever!!!!   June 18, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Issa’s going down next year. Trump for prison!


  8. Ray (the real one)   June 19, 2017 at 1:19 am

    What about Hillary?

    • jsp   June 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      What about her?

  9. angry   June 19, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I voted for Trump I’m ashamed to say. Whats got me po’ed is him and the republicans taking my health insurance. Trump said again and again and again he wouldn’t do that. The first version they pushedwhen they were all partying in the rose garden would leave me without any insurance. That one failed now there at it again this time they won’t let anyone see it before they put it up to a vote. What are they hiding? This one must be even worse than the last. I’ll never vote for another republican again. Its not russia I’m afraid of its my president and what he wants to do to me and my family. To tell the truth I’m really starting to hate that guy.

    • jsp   June 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Remember what the repubs are proposing is to take this $$$$ from health care and give it to their rich contributors. They ‘re not redirecting this $$$$ to infrastructure. They’re not redirecting this $$$$ to pay off debt. They’re using this $$$$ to directly put this cash into the pockets of the super wealthy. Millions will go without to make sure Trump and his friends can party down.

  10. Lee   June 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

    @ Everybody

    Where’s the evidence? Sure Russia or ANY country could have hacked the election . . . but if they did, don’t you think we would have had the evidence the day after the election?


    Our national elections are, oh, kinda a big deal. So if somebody were to [beep] with them — oh, think hanging chads of the election 2000 — we would have a smoking gun by now, don’t you think? We don’t. ALL we have is our entire government BULL[BEEP]ING us.

    No, you.

  11. jsp   June 19, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Russian government by and for oligarchs is what Trump and repubs are aiming for here.


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