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Besides the sickening actions of our present federal government on display everyday against the general welfare of the nation, we are now besieged with endless stories of gross happenings behind the scenes in the White House, particularly as reported in the New York Times article by an antonymous insider and by revelations from previews of Bob Woodward's new book "Fear".
By the fundamental principles of our democratic society, the public is entitled to know the truth of what is going on inside our government that may put the country in jeopardy. These revelations, if true, are not something that violates the privacy of the president and must be suppressed to protect his image and that of his associates and party leadership. It is of high legal and moral importance that the veracity of these revelations be speedily and scrupulously resolved as many important decisions - such as the competence of the president to hold office or the legitimacy of the president's supreme court nominee - depend upon the outcome.
People in office who falsely and knowingly contest the veracity of the accusations would not be merely "false news" spokespersons; they would be conspirators in this plot against legitimate government.