Letters to the Editor: Gallegly doesn't need CLU for office; Ambrose wrong about probe

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  • Elton Gallegly
    American politician

Put Gallegly’s ‘office’ elsewhere

There seems to be lots of pearl clutching over CLU’s decision to make changes to the shrine that was created for a former House of Representatives member.

Could it be that logistics are involved? Could it be that there is just no room for both his “replica office” and his actual, physical papers? Could it be that the school may have had grand plans to digitize them and then faced the reality of the scope of work?

Or maybe, just maybe CLU is preparing for the eventual backlash against anything associated with the GOP? Maybe the school has been watching the news and is seeing the same blatant obstructionists doing nothing for America that the public does? Maybe the school doesn’t want to suffer when the current GOP flames out under mounting evidence of treason?

I’m no political scientist but this whole affair reeks of entitlement and privilege. If the current president of the school needs to make changes for the good of the school, I say let her. If Elton Gallegly needs his safe space displayed there are many unused retail storefronts that could accommodate his “replica office.”

Tim Hansen, Ventura

Ambrose misrepresents report

Re: Jay Ambrose’s Nov. 17 column, “Russia conspiracy was a fiasco”:

Jay Ambrose gas lights us again — trying to convince us that the whole Russia investigation was a witch hunt perpetrated by the villainous Clintons, aided and abetted by an inept FBI and overeager news media, all out to get poor Donald Trump for no reason. No, the real scandal was the investigation, and now we have proof from special counsel John Durham.

Hey, remember how Robert Mueller and his team spent two years looking into Trump’s collaboration with Russians and indicted 34 individuals and three Russian businesses on charges ranging from computer hacking to conspiracy and financial crimes?

Those indictments led to seven guilty pleas and five people sentenced to prison, including:

  • Paul Manafort, Trump campaign manager who gave internal Trump campaign data to a Russian agent

  • Rick Gates, Trump campaign deputy chair

  • Michael Flynn, Trump campaign national security advisor

  • Roger Stone, Trump BFF

  • Michael Cohen, Trump former fixer

  • George Papadopoulos, Trump foreign policy advisor

And then remember how Bill Barr completely misrepresented the Mueller report to the public?

  • Mueller’s report said Trump stonewalled the investigation, but Mueller couldn’t indict a sitting president because of DOJ rules.

  • Barr said, “The White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation.”

  • Mueller’s report said Russia wanted Trump to win and worked to get him elected. Trump’s campaign knew and welcomed their help, but “conspiracy” has a very high bar and “collusion” is not a legal concept.

  • Barr said the Special Counsel found “no collusion” with Russia.

So, after a year and a half, John Durham decides that the Steele dossier — a peripheral factor in the Russia investigation — contains some information whose sources were not fully disclosed. Two indicted on minor charges. Both plead not guilty.

Mr. Ambrose, I don’t think John Durham’s report says what you think it says.

Matty Park, Ventura

This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Letters: Gallegly doesn't need CLU for office; Ambrose wrong about probe

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