What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 10, 2018

My FIFTY-SIXTH Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again - the constituent who writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

I was going to ask you about recent news coverage describing how the Congressional Budget Office now says that the tax cuts you championed this past December will expand the deficit to $800 billion in fiscal 2018 (up from $655 billion in fiscal 2017). 

However, considering the events of the past day or so (the FBI raiding Donald Trump's attorney's offices) I'm afraid we have to change the subject. Trump characterized the raid as a break in and as "an attack on our country in a true sense." Given that the FBI went in with a search warrant (one that had to be approved by the highest levels of the Department of Justice as well as a Federal Judge) Trump is completely wrong to call it a break-in as well as "an attack on our country" and "what we all stand for."

So here are my questions, Senator: How concerned are you over these events (both the raid and Trump's response to it)? What will you do if Trump decides to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller given that you're on the record saying that you have "every confidence" that Mueller will do the job with "integrity and professionalism"? Or do you now agree with Trump that the raid is "a disgrace" and that Mueller's investigation is "a witch hunt"?

I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.


Follow-up:

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

"Given that the FBI went in with a search warrant (one that had to be approved by the highest levels of the Department of Justice as well as a Federal Judge)"

I wonder if United States Magistrate Judge “SDNY Rubber Stamp” Frank Maas (who signed the Reason Magazine Gag order) signed this warrant.
Or AUSA Niketh Velamoor (who got the Reason Magazine Gag order) actually approved the warrant.