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Letter: Trump used power properly, didn’t abuse it

How could Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, land a $1 million-a-year job with a company he knew nothing about?

That raised some eyebrows, including a few Ukrainians, so much so that a prosecutor was hired to look into it. Enter Joe Biden, who said the country would not get $1 billion in aid unless the prosecutor looking into it was fired.  That’s the very definition of a quid pro quo.

Fast forward to the 2016 presidential election. The Trump-Russia collusion hoax was beginning. However, over time, there was evidence that Ukraine was also trying to meddle.

When President Donald Trump heard this, he became concerned, and rightly so. After all, if you’re considering giving $1 billion of foreign aid and weaponry to a country, you should make sure that country is a real ally. This was Trump’s main concern. To not try to get some answers would have been a threat to national security. It wasn’t about trying to derail the presidential campaign of Joe Biden.

Besides, he does not have all the time by himself.

At the end of the day, Trump became satisfied, the Ukrainians got their stuff and everyone, except the Democrats and Sen. Mitt Romney were happy. Whatever these people thought they knew never happened.

President Trump did not abuse his power. He used his power properly.

—Allan Gilmour

Salisbury

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