Does Cal Thomas ever reconsider the leanings of his own editorials when judging the motivations of those who seem to support the Democratic Party? In his June 4 column, he casts aspersions on “a handful” of Justice Department attorneys who were part of the Mueller investigation — people he believes donated to the Clinton campaign.
Here is one suggestion for Mr. Thomas: that he try taking more seriously what this president’s motivations might be in conducting his foreign policy. Does he court favors during his unrecorded meetings with the leaders of Russia and North Korea? Are they seeking to influence his decisions? Exactly what is going on in the Trump Hotel by the White House? Does the emoluments clause apply here, and does it exist for good reasons?
There are so many areas in Donald Trump’s conduct that have skirted, manipulated or possibly broken the law. If the president is innocent of all he is suspected of doing, why is he so threatened by the investigations? Whether it is Congress looking into his tax returns or having his meetings with foreign leaders (as well as those in the Oval Office) recorded, this president consistently avoids doing what the law requires. Yes! There is a Presidential Records Act requiring that records be kept for the public domain.
I disagree with Mr. Thomas’ conclusion that “at some point voters will look at this persecution of the president” in a way that will help him win a second term. I choose to wonder if it is just a matter of time before it becomes even more widely recognized that this president tries consistently and hard to be above the law, and that his forays into America’s foreign policy are increasingly placing our national security at risk.