Letters to the Editor

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Tag: hillary clinton


ELECTION: Who is really the honest one?

Re: “Does honesty make any difference?” (letter, 7-12).

How a single subject can guide some through life is beyond me. But the story about the Benghazi attack has so consumed some on the right that not even the House Intelligence Committee (HIC) led by Republicans can convince those so consumed by ideology that it happened as reported by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the CIA and then U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and as reported to the people by President Obama.

One only has to read the report from HIC Chairman Mike Rogers, a staunch Republican and adversary of the

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ELECTION: Does honesty make any difference?

If I asked people whether they would vote for a dishonest politician, I’m sure they would say absolutely not. Yet millions of Democrats are willing to vote for Hillary Clinton when she played a role in President Obama’s Benghazi cover-up, which was essentially a lie.

We already know Barack Obama hasn’t been truthful with the American people. Remember the shovel-ready jobs, the promise that you could keep your health care plan and al-Qaida is on the run? All untrue.

In the case of Benghazi, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the president within hours that the attack was in fact

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CLINTON: Missing emails raise disturbing questions

After all the assurances from Hillary Clinton that she turned over all of her job-related emails to the State Department, I read (buried on page 12 of The News Tribune, 6-26) that, in fact, that was not true.

In response to a subpoena from the committee, Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant and adviser of Clinton’s, handed over about 60 copies of emails he had exchanged with her concerning the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. He was not working for the State Department at the time those emails were exchanged. The House committee has not been able to find 15 of

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CLINTON: Avoiding the press is not presidential

I recently listened to a number of Democrat pundits and campaign strategists discus why Hillary Clinton has been unwilling to take questions from the press. It’s clear they’re more interested in protecting and covering for her than in informing the American people.

To put it more bluntly, they are more interested in Clinton’s well-being than that of the American people. To take such a position is completely irresponsible, since having a well-informed electorate is of paramount importance in maintaining a strong and health country.

Avoiding the press is not presidential.


POLITICS: Voters need to exert their power

We are hearing a lot these days about conflicts of interest and large donations regarding Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The fact is that conflicts of interest and large donations happen every single day within all parties in our Congress.

These individual and corporate billionaires’ donations control our politicians and their votes on bills and programs that affect all of us. Since the U.S. Supreme Court will not put limits on this massive form of corruption, it is more important now more than ever that we do our own research in choosing who we elect to represent us.

This year, let’s

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TRANSPARENCY: Demand openness of officials

Re: “Kelley must come clean regarding investigation” (editorial, 3-29).

I personally share The News Tribune editorial board’s view about Troy Kelley’s need to address these issues now, rather than practicing the bunker mentality that so many government officials do. In fact, I would hope you demand the same from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning her “private” e-mail account.

We need our local and national media to express outrage every time we find a government official giving lip service to transparency and refusing to disclose. Without the media hounds chasing these officials, we’d never know when we had one “treed.”

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TRADE: Will US lose yet more jobs?

Re: “Give Obama authority to deliver Pacific trade pact” (editorial, 3-25).

I see the editorial board is getting its editorials from the land of make believe again.

Every time one of these sell-out agreements come around we see the same “trade liberalization … tends to create wealth by expanding markets.”

NAFTA destroyed millions of American jobs and businesses. It put thousands of small Mexican farmers out of business, forcing millions of them across our border.

Obama and his corporate allies claimed the “free trade” agreement with South Korea just a couple of years ago would provide economic growth and

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CLINTON: Truly nothing to see here

You used sarcasm to end your editorial about Hillary Clinton’s email controversy. But I truly believe there is “nothing to see here” and we should all move along.

This is not Watergate. This is not the Iran-contra debacle or imagined weapons of mass destruction. Why weren’t questions raised years ago when the first government official received communication from the secretary of state @clintonemail.com?

I can’t help but surmise that the “vast right-wing conspiracy” once again has Clinton in its sights.