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Trump violating oath of office by not fighting Russian interference in elections

Posted 2 May 2019 at 10:16 am

Editor:

The Mueller Report states, “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.”Furthermore, stating that this was done principally through two ways both involving cyber operations  – a social media campaign and a “computer-intrusive operation.”

President Trump eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator on the National Security Council in June 2018. Last Friday, Christopher A. Wary, President Trump’s FBI director, warned that Russia is still interfering in our elections, as a “significant counterintelligence threat.” However, there is a lack of high level coordination to thwart that threat.

Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the constitution. I believe that Mr. Trump’s actions  – elimination of cyber security coordinator  – and his inability to confront or condemn the Russian attack on the foundation of our republic, elections, is a threat to our republic.

Therefore, Mr. Trump is in violation of the solemn oath to defend the United States and protect the constitution.

William Fine
Brockport