Dear Editor: I got a genuine chuckle out of the letter whose author had so wholeheartedly swallowed President Donald J. Trump’s delusional self-comparison to the innocents condemned at the Salem witch trials three and a quarter centuries ago.

Of course, no one was “sent to the stake to burn” — the accused were hanged — but facts don’t matter, right?

Trump is no persecuted young woman victimized by religious zealots. His misconduct, described by even his own supporters as “inappropriate” and “improper,” was painstakingly detailed by his own appointed officials in the House hearings and confirmed by the few documents allowed to leak out.

As to the impeachment itself, despite the predetermined outcome and the successful Republican rigging to prevent witness testimony and documentary evidence, it has served its purpose by causing the White House’s obstructive dam to start leaking.

The Bolton book will trigger it into an eventual flood of revelations about the depth and breadth of Trump’s corruption, and the feckless cowardice of the congressional Republicans in abetting the obstruction for their own political purposes, for which history will judge them harshly.

That same history tells us that American honor, ideals and principles — of which Trump is bereft — eventually win out over political malfeasance.

Even in an election likely to be subject to even more sabotage by Trump’s Russian allies than the last, Americans will again stand up for what this country should be, and remove this President from office.

Once out from under the protection of that office, the man who has stuffed his own company’s coffers with millions upon millions of our taxpayer dollars will finally face the multiple corruption, tax and fraud cases currently awaiting him.

And he will be subject to the uniquely American tradition so many of his closest associates have experienced — the perp walk.The handcuffs await.

Mike Gaynes

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