To the editor:

Regarding Kevin Manias’ letter on investigating corruption, it’s reasonable that if there was suspected corruption in Ukraine the president or the attorney general would solicit the Ukrainian government’s assistance in investigating it. I hope Manias would agree that the attorney general or a designee should lead the investigation. The president said: “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.” Presidential candidates should not be absolved from scrutiny, but apparently Manias thinks so. Manias attempts to link “do me a favor” to the request for assistance in investigating corruption which is unscrupulous. “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike.” Readers can google Crowdstrike Ukraine to understand this request, which has nothing to do with the Bidens. Will Manias will be as vocal about corruption when the Horowitz and Durham investigations are released? Manias has labeled me a Trump supporter. Perhaps I don’t care for political hacks in public service. Perhaps I expect public servants to do their job and fulfill their campaign promises. So far, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has not demonstrated any of the above.

Regarding Brenda Daly’s assertion that I misquoted Craig when I asserted that Craig stated the president threatened to withhold military assistance, I would refer Daly to the Sept. 27 newpaper Page 5A or Craig’s website media/press release of Sept. 23: “President and his personal counsel confessed to asking the Ukrainian government to interfere with a political rival. Additionally, President Trump threatened to withhold military aid to our ally if they did not comply.” As in my original letter Craig’s Washington office referred me to the phone transcript for evidence, however, there is no mention of withholding military assistance in it. Perhaps like Craig, Daly should do her homework before making false and inaccurate statements.

Richard Goldsworthy


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