In TV news coverage of numerous campaign speeches and even in after-election rallies, I’ve heard Donald Trump refer to 35,000 missing e-mails and the death of four Americans in Benghazi, as crowds chanted “Lock her [Hillary Clinton] up!”
In his July 7 column on Page 6A of the Fayetteville Observer, Joe Galloway wrote: “Remember the George Bush who declared that anyone who violated the law and participated in the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame would be fired on the spot?” As I remember, scapegoat Scooter Libby served a brief luxury prison sentence waiting for an almost immediate pardon, but that was the full extent of the consequences, wasn’t it?
Columnist Galloway wrote: “Can we not suppose that Rove [Carl] was, in fact, at the root of the 5 million White House e-mails that miraculously vanished from all those e-mail accounts that executive department employees maintained through the Republican National Committee? How many laws governing the preservation of presidential and White House records, passed by Congress after the sorry spectacle of Richard Nixon and the vanishing 18 minutes of taped chitchat in the Oval Office, have Rove and his henchmen broken there? What are they hiding?”
Thirty-five thousand missing e-mails; 5,000,000 missing e-mails. Four Americans died in Benghazi; 4,600 died on the altar of war profiteering in Iraq — some 40,000 were maimed for life. And Trump and his supporters want Hillary Clinton locked up?
Think about it, please.
Robert C. Currie Jr.