In response to Charlie Giannini’s letter (“Cable news just can’t see chocolate’s still on table,” Times-Standard, Nov. 29, Page A4), in which he argues that, because Donald Trump did not actually order the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, that his attempt to do so is a case of “No harm, no fowl.” This ignores the unpleasant fact that Trump imagines himself to be king who can order people executed on a whim. Since the United States is not yet a banana republic, run by a tinhorn dictator, he was dissuaded by staff who assured him it would lead to impeachment.

Let’s imagine that I set out to shoot my ex-wife’s boyfriend and am only deterred when I learn that the cops have been notified. Am I then blameless? (Let me hasten to add that I don’t have an ex-wife and have no intention of shooting her boyfriend.)

There are still a few Americans who are so deluded that the spectacle of a career criminal, sexual predator, and pathological liar in the White House is somehow no big deal. Most of us who have been paying attention have had our noses rubbed in this man’s evil and depravity more than enough already.

Chocolate, anyone?

Bruce Will, Hydesville

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