United States Government Offenses - Issue 1 - 2017-06-07 - Alexander Dumaine
I'm beginning this newsletter in order to share what I, as an American, believe to be true and important offenses to American values and Constitutional, Federal, or State law. These are non-partisan, current problems. I will be linking directly to sources, to eliminate any argument over the credibility of individual media outlets. In future issues, this note will be repeated, below the primary content.
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I encourage responses based on facts or good faith emotion, but will not be responding to any responses intended to be malicious, or which are not related to the subject of each issue. For example, a newsletter outlining an offense by President Trump will not tolerate responses about Obama or Clinton. Likewise, a newsletter outlining an offense by the Democratic National Committee will not tolerate responses about the Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders, or Ron Paul. These would be a conversational and logical fallacy intended to direct from the issue at hand. We as Americans need to be better about addressing difficult things and staying on topic.
President Trump Attempts to Control and Influence the Director of the FBI
Senate Intelligence Document from former FBI Directory James Comey detailing the conversations with Trump, in which Trump attempts to pressure the Director of the FBI into being "loyal" to the him, and pressuring him to drop criminal investigations that could be negative to the president or his administration.
These actions are counter to core American values and Federal law. See 18 U.S. Code § 1510 - Obstruction of criminal investigations.
I urge you, as an American, to speak out against the offenses of President Trump, regardless of whether you continue to support him. The only way political stability can be reached is when we do not fight over party lines, but over the lines of right and wrong. These actions are clearly wrong, and I hope you'll be a defender of American values by calling out the wrongs of our fallible political leaders.
Dissent is patriotic. It shows that you want things to be better. Dissenting against a leader you support shows that you want that leader to improve. Be a part of difficult discussions - discussions wherein you admit that a leader you support has done things wrong and should publicly make amends, in addition to correcting future behavior.
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Corrections to the published version will be noted.