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Letter: Why lie if there's nothing to hide?

As the issues with Trump and Russia keep coming up, it is clear that several people in the Trump administration had been in contact with Russia during his campaign. So far several of his administration personnel have been caught lying, especially...

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As the issues with Trump and Russia keep coming up, it is clear that several people in the Trump administration had been in contact with Russia during his campaign.

So far several of his administration personnel have been caught lying, especially during the appointment hearings, when Sen. Al Franken asked Jess Sessions straight out, "Did you have any communications with Russia?" To which Sessions answered no.

Now Trump's son-in-law was also in contact with Russia. So why are they lying if they have nothing to hide?

The sad part of all this is Trump goes on a warpath with false accusations and finger-pointing, trying to make this out to be political payback. Trump blamed Obama for bugging the Trump Tower, which I had to laugh because it is pretty disturbing.

Of course it's another sign of distracting the people by making accusations and finger-pointing.

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Trump in 2008 praised Putin and Russia and bragged about some financial ties there. Trump hosted a beauty contest in Russia.

Of course in the campaign, he again claimed he had no contacts with Russia, or any financial dealing. So again, which is it?

FBI Director James Comey wanted to let Americans know Obama had nothing to do with bugging the Trump Tower. I say it is time for an independent prosecutor to fully investigate this. I hope our intelligence agency can figure out how much damage may have been done to national security.

Joe Raines

Willmar

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