Letter to the Editor

Catching a lot of witches

Friday, August 24, 2018

Dear Editor,

The recent conviction of Paul Manafort is yet another indication that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference is not what President Trump persistently claims it to be: a witch hunt.

For a witch hunt to exist, there needs to be proof of baseless targeting. And in this case, that simply doesn’t exist.

The American judicial system promises every citizen a trial by jury, the opportunity to mount a defense, and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. This process played out seamlessly as Paul Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, one count of failing to file, and two counts of bank fraud. by a jury of his peers. This is the American justice system at work.

The broader investigation has led to the indictment of 31 individuals and three businesses. If this is a witch hunt, we sure are catching a lot of witches.

Rick Hall,

Muscle Shoals, Ala.

— Hall is an attorney and adviser to Republicans for the Rule of Law.

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  • The investigation was opened because of the false dossier paid for by the Democrats and was to look into Trump colluding with the Russians. So far nothing involving Trump has been uncovered. That is why Trump calls it a witch hunt. Hopefully, for the sake of the country, the investigation in wrapped up soon.

    -- Posted by dennis on Mon, Aug 27, 2018, at 2:09 PM
  • Let's be honest Attorney Hall, you're a never Trumper who will never admit to the truth. I realize I'm responding with the benefit of the lens of time, buy absolutely nothing has linked the the President with Russian collusion. There is however, overwhelming proof the democrats, especially the clinton campaign and the Obama administration, did.

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Wed, Aug 29, 2018, at 5:26 PM
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