I continue to read with amazement about the growing number of supposedly smart people who believe special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is on some kind of witch hunt.
The Dec. 25 front-page article “Mueller criticism grows to a clamor” noted that Tom Fitton and the conspiracy theorists at Judicial Watch are driving the bandwagon.
I spent 27 years as a special agent of the FBI and worked with agent Peter Strzok and for Mr. Mueller, both of whom I would trust with my life. We all have political opinions, but political opinions do not prevent FBI agents from doing their jobs.
Jay C. Manning, Centreville
Regarding the Dec. 27 news article “Trump, on vacation, criticizes FBI in tweet before hitting links”:
It appears incontrovertible that Russia conducted information operations to influence or discredit our 2016 election results. We need to know how Russia did it and who (if anyone) provided assistance. It now appears very clear that someone (or some organization) fears the facts enough to try to pervert the special counsel’s investigation. We need to know who and why.
Facts have no motives; they just exist, artifacts of human activity. Why would any American (and in particular our elected representatives, who have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution) not want to know who, if anyone, helped the Russians to interfere with our “sovereign” elections? The stakes could not be higher. Let’s get to the bottom of this and sort it out after we have the facts.
Tom Baxter, Columbia
Let me see if I have this right. If you are a Black Lives Matter activist or supporter, you are anti-police, anti-American and a threat to the nation. But if you are a conservative and obsequious supporter of President Trump, you have every right to attack the premier law enforcement agency in the United States, if not the world, and you are just a true-blue, red-blooded American.
Did I miss something?
Dexter A. Cashwell, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.Judging from your letters, none of you have missed anything.