Editor: This responds the Letter to the Editor by Rose Ellen Ray in which she found fault with my earlier comments about the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
I stand by my comments and can only quote what Special Counsel Mueller said on May 29, that if his team “… had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
He also noted that he was prohibited from bringing charges against the president because of long standing Justice Department policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
But the biggest takeaway is that Mueller agrees with our intelligence community, that Russia did try to interfere in our voting system with the intention of helping Donald Trump become president …. and they are still working to try to disrupt our processes to this day.
We need to do more to make sure our elections are free of foreign interference.
Anthony V. Fasolo, Leesburg