Dear Attorney General Barr,
I write to you on behalf of the majority of We the People of the United States of America. You may recognize that line from the Preamble to the United States Constitution. Or perhaps not, though I believe this is a document that, as Attorney General of the United States, you have sworn an oath to uphold.
My reason for writing today is that we … that is We the People … are concerned that once the investigation by the esteemed Robert Mueller is complete, we (the People) will not be privy to the results and final report of said investigation. This, Mr. Barr, is … unthinkable. Simply put, it will not be accepted by the majority … of We the People.
Since early in 2016, we (the People) knew that something fishy was going on with Trump’s bid for the highest office in the land. His calls for protestors to be beaten, his chants of “lock her up”, and his brazen calls for violence set our noses to twitching. Then there was the day that, on national television, he called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails! Some people thought it was funny, but to the vast majority of us, it was a defining moment … one that defined Trump as mafia-esque, as a brute.
When the investigation into Russia’s attempts (successful, obviously) to meddle into our election was announced, we all applauded … well, most of us applauded. Some of those who knew Trump to be a criminal but voted for him anyway kept their hands in their pockets. And then came the incontrovertible evidence that some in Trump’s inner circle had helped Russia, and we were … what? Appalled? Certainly. Horrified? Without a doubt. Pleased? Yes, even that, for if it would lead to the downfall of the Idiot-in-Chief, it was worth having been played for fools.Robert Mueller is the person most qualified to have led this investigation. He is a man of good conscience (a word vastly misunderstood in the Trump administration), and a man of ethics. Personal feelings aside, we knew from the start that he could be trusted to do the right thing. For nearly two years we have patiently waited. As I often told friends who wanted to rush the process … it is a very tangled web and it will take time to sort through all the filthy filaments. And so … we waited … mostly with patience, for the outcome would surely justify the wait.
But today, we are in doubt whether we will ever know the truth. Why? Because it is said that you may or may not allow us (that’s We the People to you) to know the full truth. Or even part of the truth. Let me make something perfectly clear to you, Mr. Barr … We the People will settle for nothing less than the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! The ‘man’ who sits in the Oval Office is a shyster, a crook! We all know this, but what we need is verification to convince the not-so-bright among us. You know it too, but you … well, you owe your job to that ‘man’, so your view is not without prejudice, is it? That said, though you may owe Donald Trump for your job, your allegiance, lest you have forgotten, is to We the People, not to the faux president who occupies the Oval Office.
We (the People) demand a full accounting. We demand to know what Robert Mueller has found – every last dirty detail of it. We demand truth and justice. If we don’t get it … if you withhold certain facts and evidence from us (that’s us, as in We the People), there will be a hue and cry, the likes of which have not been seen in this nation since, perhaps, the Vietnam War. For there is no longer a nation if Donald Trump remains in office. If you withhold Robert Mueller’s report from us, then there is no longer a Department of Justice, by the very definition of the word, “justice”.
We have heard that you are a good man, an intelligent man, and that you can be trusted to do the right thing. When you declared that you might not be willing to share the results of the Mueller investigation with us (the people), my level of trust in you dropped quite significantly, and I think I can say the same for a majority of the people. Make it right, Mr. Barr. Do the right thing. Remember the Constitution that you swore to uphold. Remember the people who work hard every day to pay your salary. Restore our trust, not only in you, but in the laws of this nation, in truth and justice, for that trust has been gone for more than two years now and if this nation is to survive, the people must be able to trust their government. Restore that trust, please, else suffer the consequences along with the rest of the dirty blokes in Washington. We the People have had enough.
Jill Dennison, on behalf of We the People