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End the delay to return stolen government documents

Melvin B. Miller

Americans expect the U.S. Justice Department to be politically unbiased. In the past, the DOJ has been especially sensitive on that issue before pending elections. They exercise the 60-day rule to postpone overt action that could affect the outcome of an election. Now with 60 days pending before the mid-term election, there is some question as to whether the investigation of Donald Trump’s theft of government documents should be delayed.

The answer to that question is simple. First of all, Trump is not a candidate, so no such deference should be provided. Secondly, the problem exists only because Trump has purloined government documents, an issue that is not subject to debate. Thirdly, the conflict would have ended if Trump had voluntarily returned all the documents.

But most important of all, some of the documents contain secret information that would jeopardize the safety and security of American citizens if it fell into hostile hands. No, there is no reason to abate the federal effort to recover the missing documents as a courtesy to Trump, who so callously puts all Americans at risk.

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