Gutless Politicians and a Gutless Bureaucrat

Gutless Politicians and a Gutless Bureaucrat
Reading the elaboration of the headline, “Trump fires Comey,” (5-10-17) does little to restore faith in our faltering political system.

Since 2002 I have been leading a movement to get rid of corruption in politics. Fast forward to today. If anyone has questioned just how serious the matter of corruption is in our country look at the explosive act which occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. President Trump’s firing of the Director of the FBI, James Comey illustrates corruption at its worst including President Trump’s tactics to distract from the Russian investigation.

When the writing on the wall was clear, in February 2017, I sent a letter to my career politico, Congressman John Sarbanes, and requested that he formally introduce a bill of articles of impeachment of President Trump to be forwarded to the House Judiciary Committee for implementation. The grounds for impeachment were President Trump’s business conflicts of interest and foreign entanglements thereby placing our country’s security at great risk. The conflicts are serving as a deterrent for President Trump acting properly in his role as commander-in-chief. It came as no surprise to me that my “gutless” congressman did not have the decency to respond to my request.

What President Trump has done with James Comey merely strengthens my battle against corruption in general, and specifically, the impeachment of President Trump. In my opinion, he has abused his power, as evidenced in his utilization of the new Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein who has fallen prey to “power corrupts.” Mr. Rosenstein’s submission to the will of President Trump has tarnished his reputation of being a good career prosecutor because he allowed himself to be the instrument of justification for Mr. Comey’s dismissal.

Are we ever going to learn the real reasons why President Trump is so desperate to squash the investigation. I place little hope in the phony career politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, in the House of Representatives to accomplish this task. The only hope we have is reliance on the sharp investigative reporters of the New York Times and the Washington Post to uncover the truth.

In the meantime, the latest phase of the Jaffe Movement to bring real ethical reform to our political system took place on May 3rd when I went to Annapolis and became the first one to file as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Ralph Jaffe


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