Opinion | The F.B.I. Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence


To the Editor:

Re “Trump Says F.B.I. Searched Residence in South Florida” (entrance web page, Aug. 9):

Many people law-abiding residents have puzzled the way it may very well be that there haven’t but been any prison costs lodged in opposition to former President Donald Trump for all the blatant acts of corruption and constitutional violations that we conclude have taken place. Lastly, it seems that there is likely to be progress.

Legal professional Common Merrick Garland is named a cautious man who fastidiously considers his actions and doesn’t act in haste. He apparently licensed an unprecedented execution of a search warrant in opposition to a former president, a big contingent of brokers visiting Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

Naturally, Mr. Trump is taking part in the poor beleaguered soul as he all the time does, asserting that the raid was pointless and inappropriate (“They even broke into my protected!”), and stating, apparently in seriousness, that he has been cooperative — this as he has for years fought tooth and nail investigations and requests for paperwork. He’ll try to make use of the scenario to his benefit to boost his political prospects and to lift hundreds of thousands of {dollars} extra from the gullible.

If Mr. Trump feels that the justice system is scorching on his path, he could also be proper. Patriotic Individuals who cherish our democratic system of governance can hope {that a} former president who trampled upon American beliefs and values is lastly held accountable. Keep tuned!

Oren Spiegler
Peters Township, Pa.

To the Editor:

The important thing factor to notice in regards to the Home minority chief Kevin McCarthy’s outraged response to the search of Donald Trump’s home is his whole lack of concern with the info. Mr. Trump could have made off with paperwork that belong to the federal government, to not Mr. Trump. The law-and-order Republican Occasion as soon as would have known as that theft, however there isn’t a concern in right now’s Republican management for info.

What are the info? If Mr. Trump did nothing improper, the info will acquit him. If he did break the regulation, he ought to be accountable. That might be a primary.

Don Doernberg
Penn Valley, Calif.

To the Editor:

Forty-seven % of voters within the 2020 presidential election voted for Donald Trump regardless of aggressive efforts by many within the media to see him defeated.

The F.B.I.’s raiding of Mr. Trump’s private house with out an overt clarification by a choose or the Justice Division solidifies most of his voters’ impression that the Democratic Occasion will do something to remove his doable candidacy in 2024.

I presently sympathize with Mr. Trump. He survived two impeachment hearings and the Russia collusion investigation, however it seems that the Democrats will cease at nothing to neutralize him.

James S. Kennedy
Smyrna, Tenn.

To the Editor:

Re “Trump Lament to Aide: Why Aren’t My Generals Like Hitler’s? E book Says” (information article, Aug. 9):

Donald Trump’s lament displays the truth that by regulation in Nazi Germany, each member of the armed companies needed to take an oath of private loyalty to their Führer.

Once I did my army service again within the Vietnam period, I took an oath of allegiance — to the Structure! Sworn oaths matter.

When American servicemen and girls are required to swear loyalty to an individual, we’ll know that our experiment in authorities by the individuals has failed.

Geoffrey H. Basson
New York

To the Editor:

Re “David McCullough, 1933-2022: Spellbinding Creator Who Took His Viewers to 1776 and Again” (obituary, entrance web page, Aug. 9):

Nobody was higher at bringing the exceptional personalities and occasions of the American expertise to life than David McCullough. The nice braveness of Theodore Roosevelt. The insatiable curiosity of the Wright brothers. The pugnacious dedication of Harry S. Truman and the extraordinary partnership of John and Abigail Adams.

Together with his demise at 89, the biographer and historian leaves behind a collection of grand narratives encompassing a bunch of women and men who achieved immortality by leaving the USA of America higher than they discovered it. One can say the identical about David McCullough.

Laurence Jurdem
Darien, Conn.
The author is an adjunct professor of United States historical past at Fordham College.

To the Editor:

We now have misplaced our historic conscience, at a time once we desperately want one.

Mark Rask
Minneapolis

To the Editor:

I’m a singer-songwriter who just lately launched a tune, “Alithia’s Flowers (Kids of Uvalde),” impressed by a drawing made by 10-year-old Alithia Ramirez, a sufferer of the latest Texas faculty capturing. Since then I’ve been involved with Alithia’s dad and mom and others within the Uvalde neighborhood. Simply to be close to the depth of ache individuals there are experiencing is wrenching.

Studying “In Parkland Trial, Households Lay Naked Shattered Lives and Anguish” (entrance web page, Aug. 6) made me surprise in regards to the shooters. What sort of society has produced them? One that always glorifies violence, weapons, energy over others; permits quick access to military-style weapons; places down girls, individuals of coloration, L.G.B.T.Q.+ individuals and anybody thought of weak — and in addition one which has paid tragically inadequate consideration to these affected by extreme psychological well being points.

The article signifies that the Parkland-case prosecutors suppose the one correct response to this crime is to kill the killer or lock him up for all times. It additionally implies that he could have mind harm.

I hope that this will probably be thought of and that the end result will embrace skilled assist for this particular person, whereas maintaining others protected from him so long as vital. If we faux that some individuals are simply “evil,” needing to be extinguished, we won’t be able to forestall these horrible occasions from occurring.

Mary Lyn Maiscott
New York

To the Editor:

Re “The Outside Cat: Neighborhood Mascot or Menace?” (nytimes.com, Aug. 2):

The horrors that I’ve seen cats endure cured me of letting them out onto the road, ever. Individuals for the Moral Remedy of Animals (PETA) has come to the help of cats which have been caught in metal traps, poisoned by bait set for rats, attacked by bigger predators, hit by automobiles, contaminated with feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus, or intentionally harmed by merciless individuals. Others have been trapped and offered to laboratories or utilized by dogfighters as coaching instruments.

Cats that prefer to be outdoors can get pleasure from out of doors sights and sounds from a screened window, an enclosed porch, a customized cat enclosure or “catio,” or a yard with cat-proof fencing, or they could like strolling on a harness. Animals rely upon us to guard them.

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Washington
The author is president of Individuals for the Moral Remedy of Animals and the creator of “250 Very important Issues Your Cat Needs You to Know.”