Goodlatte’s shameful indifference

Jeff Yarbro, a Tennessee state senator, makes a point which Congressman Goodlatte would do well to consider.

Goodlatte is chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which is supposed to monitor federal law enforcement and the activities of the executive branch. But Goodlatte’s continuing indifference to the Trump campaign’s attempted collusion with a hostile foreign regime, the Trump administration’s abuse of power and the Trump family’s abuse of the public trust for private gain stands in sharp contrast to his obsessive efforts to prosecute Hillary Clinton for a more dubious cause.

In May Goodlatte said he approved of the decision to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Apparently he considers this a good excuse for maintaining silence about the ever-increasing number of scandals surrounding President Trump, his administration and his family.

So I hope he’ll at least summon the minimal courage it would take to disagree with Trump’s attorney.

A member of Donald Trump’s legal team says he does not believe the president will have to testify under oath to special counsel Robert Mueller, whose Russia investigation the president believes is part of a “witch hunt.”

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked lawyer Jay Sekulow on “This Week” Sunday whether the president is including the special counsel probe when he talks about a “witch hunt.”

“Yeah,” Sekulow said on “This Week.” “When he talks about the scope and nature of the investigation, he’s concerned about the nature of what’s going on here.”

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