White House must release documents -- Mary Johnson

White House must release documents -- Mary Johnson


I know that making an assumption is dangerous.

But after reading the Jan. 4 New York Times article on the White House's refusal to release 20 emails about the Ukrainian aid freeze, I believe I can make this assumption: President Donald Trump is attempting to hide evidence that would show his guilt in the "perfect phone call" with the newly elected president of Ukraine.

In response to a court ruling on a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the New York Times, the White House delivered a "terse letter" giving a blanket refusal to turn over any of the 40 pages of emails -- not even with redactions.

Who would it harm to turn over emails between a top aide to the president's acting chief of staff and Michael Duffy, an official in the White House Office of Management and Budget?

I'm assuming I know who the guilty party is. What about you?

Mary Johnson, Middleton


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