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Letter: Even President Trump is not above the law

Letters to the Editor Deseret News

It’s time — past time — to open a formal impeachment inquiry. One hundred and thirty members of the House have already come out in support.

I want to know why the remaining members (including my member of Congress) have yet to come on board. Democrats have had control of the House of Representatives since the beginning of the year and still have yet to hold Trump accountable for his criminal conduct. In my opinion, time’s up.

Trump may lie to the American people, but the evidence does not. Mueller’s report found over a hundred secret communications between Trump’s team and Russia or individuals tied to Russia. It found that Trump’s own campaign chairman gave polling data to a former Russian intelligence officer. It outlined at least 10 occasions in which Trump obstructed justice, which is a serious crime, to say the least. If you or I did what Trump did, we’d probably be in jail.

Trump can scream “no collusion” all he wants, but these actions are unacceptable from any American, much less from the commander in chief who is tasked with protecting our national security.

It’s imperative for our representatives to support a formal impeachment inquiry. Every lawmaker should want to hold Trump accountable for his crimes. We need to send a message that welcoming the help of a foreign government — and obstructing justice to cover it up — will not be tolerated.

Saunsiaray Broussard

Salt Lake City