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Mueller’s testimony

What is President Trump hiding?

If you were wrongly accused of wrongdoing and told that there were going to be investigations into your alleged misdeed, would you try to stop those investigations?

Come on. You know in your heart of hearts that if you were innocent, you would want everyone to testify and tell everything.

But that is not what Trump is doing. He does not want Robert Mueller to testify.

Why? In my opinion he knows that the special counsel will tell the American people that Attorney General William Barr mischaracterized the findings of the Mueller report. That is exactly what Mueller did in his televised appearance on May 29. Mueller made it clear that he could not say that Trump was clear of any crimes, but that he could not indict a sitting president because of Department of Justice regulations.

In an effort to prevent the facts from seeing the light of day, Trump has ordered administration officials to refuse congressional subpoenas. Trump’s position is definitely authoritarian and without precedent. The House of Representatives has the constitutional authority of oversight. By not allowing White House officials to testify, I believe Trump is still committing obstruction of justice.

If Trump continues to use dictatorial and unconstitutional power to block Congress from its oversight responsibility, I believe the House of Representatives should put country over politics and begin an impeachment inquiry. No one in this country is above the law; not even the president of the United States.

Rudy Diamond



It is inconceivable to me in today’s climate that Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board member Elisabeth Motsinger would not support having more school resource officers in schools (“Board members disagree on need for more safety officers,” June 7).

She further insulted SROs by implying an SRO would not confront a school shooter without a specific mandate that they do so. Notwithstanding former Florida SRO Scot Peterson’s aberrant conduct, I know of no SRO or any other law enforcement officer who would hesitate to act decisively to neutralize such a threat. Motsinger’s reasoning is seriously flawed.

Robert Risen


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