To the editor:

Trump campaign rallies were raucous with chants of “Drain the Swamp!” Trump hasn’t drained the swamp. He has replaced the National Mall with a political sewage lagoon full of corruption, incompetence, blatant lies, and betrayal. 35 members of the White House Staff or Cabinet have resigned on allegations of misappropriation, obvious incompetence, and abuse of their positions. Those who led the cheer “Lock Her Up!” have pled guilty to crimes, made plea deals incriminating other Administration officials, are “locked up”, or shall be “locked up.” After 31 indictments, the Mueller special investigation continues to uncover the profound betrayal of the national interest.

Tape recordings from Trump’s “fixer” prove Trump paid hush money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal just days before the 2016 election to prevent information of his infidelity and disloyalty from becoming public. This information provides strong corroboration to 19 allegations of his sexual assault. It is very strong evidence Trump cheated in the 2016 election to become president.

No slam-dunk cases come to the Supreme Court. They are all complicated issues with diametrical intricate problems. Not everyone will agree with the decisions; otherwise it would not have gone through the court system. The conservatives have tried to pack the Courts for more than 40 years. The blocking of district judges, the refusal to consider Judge Merrick Garland, and the rush to appoint ultra conservative justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh is a corruption of the judiciary.

A rigged court with two justices having substantial accusations of sexual assault and harassment, Kavanaugh and Thomas, cannot provide credible, impartial, equal justice in the eyes of the law.

Walden is neck deep in the lagoon! He is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. They held hearings through the night and far into the morning to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. The marathon committee hearing had the effect of denying consideration to the opposition view.

Walden chose to immerse himself in the Trump stench. He was all smiles, standing directly behind Trump for the official photograph. He is complicit in destroying trade opportunities for our agricultural products. Mexico now buys grain from Argentina.

Walden was a key player in sabotaging the Pacific Trade Partnership.

Now, Russia teamed with China, is exploiting the Asian markets.

The slimy algae of the Trump Administration and complicit Congress have made treachery great again. Flush Walden and the Trump slime from our government!

Terry Armentrout

The Dalles

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