Letters to the Editor - The Millerton News - 6-22-23

No one above the law

By now, we’ve all heard the news that Donald Trump has been indicted on federal felony criminal charges. Among other crimes, Trump is charged with violating the Espionage Act after he knowingly took approximately 300 highly classified documents from the CIA, Pentagon, and National Security Agency, endangering our national security.

The indictment reveals that Trump then showed the classified national security material to individuals without a security clearance and stored them in locations where he regularly entertained foreign nationals.

A group of everyday Americans, fulfilling their civic duty by serving on a grand jury, reviewed mountains of evidence—including testimony from dozens of witnesses, documents, and more. They came together and decided that enough evidence existed that serious crimes had been committed to bring felony charges against Trump. 37 of them in fact.

No one is above the law—even if he is rich, famous, and a former president.

Gary Davis



Applauding Troutbeck coverage

Thank you for your detailed coverage of the Troutbeck Symposium. I was fortunate to attend and found it to be thoroughly insightful and inspiring while also deeply educational. Although it was a very full day, the middle and high school students remained intensely focused throughout — that in itself was wonderful to see. Many community partners spoke passionately of how moved and informed they were and how important it is that this effort continues. True admiration and appreciation to the small group of educators who had the insight that students could effectively learn and contribute to unravelling and understanding our past. Genuine gratitude to Troutbeck for all the hard work to host this important symposium with sincere applause for their commitment to the Amenia Conference legacy and for having the passion to re-ignite it. I am so proud and appreciative that once again Amenia hosted a reflective gathering of minds.

Maureen Rule


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