Letter: Congress needs to keep an eye on Trump

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  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    April 15, 2019 8:47 a.m.

    To "ConservativeCommonTater" so then you agree that Obama and his administration had many scandals, and to claim otherwise is a lie.

    Speaking of lies, about those 9,000 lies. I say that for a President 9,000 is a low number. Trump is the most truthful President since Reagan. If you disagree, the burden of proof is on YOU to show a study or anybody who has given any other president the same level of scrutiny that they have given Trump. By my estimates Obama told double the number of lies that Trump did during the same time period.

    FYI Redshirt1701 only has one account.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 13, 2019 5:32 p.m.

    Everything the President does, everyone he nominates and all of his words need to be watched.

    He has unilaterally acted in various unConstitutional ways. He has nominated seriously conflicted individuals for high office. And he lies.

  • Eponymous Eggplant Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    One thing I can agree with: "Trump needs to remember that America is a melting pot"

    A "melting pot" you say. Yes, yes, it is, and the reason America is a melting pot is that western culture, as expressed in America, is the most successful culture in the history of the world. We should lovingly accept legal immigrants from other cultures and even languages, with the understanding that they are here to assimilate into American culture and language, to embrace the principles ensconced in America's founding documents.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    April 13, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    Congress needs to do a lot more than just keep an eye on him.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2019 4:55 p.m.

    Redshirt

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    The Clinton email scandal occurred under Obama's administration, despite his claims we know that he knew about it because he emailed her on her server"

    Republicans investigated for over 2 years and each time nothing was found wrong, unlike Jared, Donnie Jr, Ivanka that used their personal email accounts to discuss policy.

    So, tell us again about how Obama was any better than Trump. Obama didn't LIE over 9,000 in his first 2 years in office and didn't try to establish a Fascist White Power dictatorship.

    Jeez, you are so consistently wrong, but very supportive of the worst president in our history.

    BTW, I noticed you now have at least 3 accounts. Saying the same things through multiple accounts doesn't make your comments correct.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2019 4:54 p.m.

    Redshirt1701 - Deep Space 9, Ut

    To "embarrassed Utahn!' what are you talking about?? Obama was NOT scandal free.

    "Do we need to remind you of the Fast and Furious gun running to Mexico."

    "These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States.[7] The Jacob Chambers Case began in October 2009 and eventually became known in February 2010 as "Operation Fast and Furious" after agents discovered Chambers and the other suspects under investigation belonged to a car club.[1]"

    As a result of a dispute over the release of Justice Department documents related to the scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012, in a vote largely along party lines in a Republican-controlled House.[17][18] Obama had invoked executive privilege for the first time in his presidency in order to withhold documents that "were not generated in the course of the conduct of Fast and Furious."[

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  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2019 2:19 p.m.

    RedShirt - USS Enterprise, UT
    April 12, 2019 9:17 a.m.
    "To "Amanda Mitchell" before we go down calling out Congress to do their job, first tell us, did you have the same attitude about Obama when he was sacrificing security, and protecting his large donors, and doing everything that you hate Trump for doing."

    You always make vague and unsubstantiated accusations. Perhaps an example or two would help your opinion.

    "To "Happy Valley Heretic"
    The problem is that your ilk has been on a campaign to destroy Trump that we don't trust your motives"

    Your ilks have been on a campaign to defend a guy that many consider treasonous, in violation of the emolument clause, untrustworthy, greedy and incompetent.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    April 12, 2019 2:07 p.m.

    To "embarrassed Utahn!' what are you talking about?? Obama was NOT scandal free.

    Do we need to remind you of the Fast and Furious gun running to Mexico.

    How about Obama telling Putin's ambassador that he would have more flexibility after the election.

    How about Obama's use of executive orders that has proven to be a scandal.

    The Clinton email scandal occurred under Obama's administration, despite his claims we know that he knew about it because he emailed her on her server.

    There was the IRS scandals.

    The OPM was hacked under Obama, after he had been warned about the system being insecure.

    But lets not forget the VA scandals that we got under Obama.

    So, tell us again about how Obama was any better than Trump.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    I miss our scandal-free and wholly respectable President Obama. It's laughable that anyone can claim President Obama is guilty of the same reprehensible behavior as trump. He wasn't a perfect president, but he will go down in history as one of our finest!

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    9000+ lies (how can we keep up?)
    He recently suggested that border patrol break the law?
    And Republicans think they're the "law and order" party...?
    Mind boggling!

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    April 12, 2019 12:47 p.m.

    Oh boy. More mindless blather from a self absorbed trump hater. Typical leftist who thinks all morality centers around themselves and what they think or rather what they hate about other points of view. Keep your eye on Trump. Its funny. The left just can't figure it out. They and their pretend, fake newsies have been keeping their eyes on the president for years now. In fact they are obsessed with him. He doesn't go to the restroom without them screaming questioning and generating a conspiracy theory. It is funny. Keep it up. That's just what he wants.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 12, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    "What does he have to hide"? Most guesses is plenty. Trump is the world's greatest braggart. Every little thing he's accomplished gets over inflated to "the best ever". He's a self proclaimed genius, that went to "the best schools". Yet, he spends tens of thousands to keep his grade and test scores hidden. You know that if they were halfway decent, he's have his report cards and SAT scores blown up and hanging in his country clubs.
    As far as his cabinet, the only world leader that hired and fired yes men like Trump does was Adolf Hitler in the 1930's. Let that sink in.

  • lindaj72 SF, CA
    April 12, 2019 10:07 a.m.

    I agree with this letter. I wish that Trump supporters could understand that you can never trust an habitual liar with anything. I had two lying husbands who destroyed themselves with their terrible behavior. They almost destroyed me. This president is a danger not only to our country but to the world as well. (I also felt I had to vote for a third party).

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    April 12, 2019 9:17 a.m.

    To "Amanda Mitchell" before we go down calling out Congress to do their job, first tell us, did you have the same attitude about Obama when he was sacrificing security, and protecting his large donors, and doing everything that you hate Trump for doing.

    To "Happy Valley Heretic" who says Trump is Honest. He is more honest than Obama was, but that doesn't mean he is honest in everything he does. The problem is that your ilk has been on a campaign to destroy Trump that we don't trust your motives.

    Did you care when Obama was manipulating and testing the limits of power? If you didn't care when Obama did it, why do you care now that Trump is only following Obama's example?

  • MacMama Sandy, UT
    April 12, 2019 9:08 a.m.

    All they’ve done to date is to “keep an eye on Trump” to the exclusion of everything else they were elected to do. They need to get over themselves and focus on the good of the country. That would be in everybody’s best interest. (And for the record, I voted for a third party candidate.)

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 12, 2019 7:52 a.m.

    Not according to his loyalists, the carnival barker is honest as the day is long, who serves without personal gain.

    Unfortunately he is non of those things, he's a prolific liar like America has never seen in a president. He supports those who support him only, and does little to Make America Great, in fact quite the opposite.

    You would be as foolish as the GOP has been by allowing him to continue to manipulate and test the limits of power if you fail to keep an eye on this proven fraudster.

    Please keep the pressure on this morally questionable person.