Wrestling in D.C.

First District Rep. Jack Bergman is among Republicans who call the House Trump/Ukraine scandal investigation a waste of time, but really it is their disinformation defense of the president that is a partisan sham.

In 2018 a New York State Supreme Court judge ordered Trump to pay $25 million to disenchanted former students of his so-called Trump University; unfortunately he was allowed to settle without admitting he intentionally duped them.

This Nov. 7, Trump admitted to improperly using funds from his charitable foundation for personal business and political purposes and was ordered to pay $2 million damages to a group of nonprofits.

Misusing U.S. citizens' money to force a foreign leader to manufacture dirt on political rivals fits Trumps lifelong pattern of sneaking, abusing trust and flouting laws to get his way.

Bergman and his cronies should take the blinders off, stop pretending they don't see. Instead they've added Ohio's Jim Jordan to the House Intel Committee as a lead Trump attack dog. If there's any truth to the news coming out of the Ohio State wrestling program, Jordan's had a decade of practice at getting people to look the other way.

John Podulka


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