Letter: Mueller testimony proves need for impeachment

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 7, 2019

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent testimony, it’s never been more clear to me that it’s time for Congress to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It’s time to put all the evidence out there for the American people. It’s time to hold Trump accountable.

No more excuses. No more delays.

The Mueller investigation found extensive criminal activity committed by Trump and his team. It resulted in 37 indictments and at least seven convictions or guilty pleas, uncovered more than 10 instances of obstruction of justice by Trump himself and revealed more than 100 secret meetings and communications between his campaign and Russian and their cronies.

If any other American had obstructed justice as flagrantly as the president has, they’d be going to jail.

Congress needs to step up now because doing nothing will only embolden Trump to trample over our democratic norms and to keep breaking the law. Doing nothing sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents.

For all of these reasons, it’s time for our representatives and the rest of Congress to take action to hold Trump accountable by opening a formal impeachment inquiry now.

— Donna Wagoner