Letters to the Editor

Trump’s firing of Comey compromises Russia investigation

Regarding the May 10 news article “Comey dismissed as head of FBI”: By summarily firing FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump has severely compromised the integrity of the investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump’s campaign.

Only the appointment of a special prosecutor can possibly reassure the public that the Russia investigation will be allowed to be completed without interference and that the findings will be reported fully. I hope Republications will join with Democrats to call for the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Peter V. Andrews


Burr is no Ervin

Regarding the May 11 news article “Burr probe recalls shades of Ervin”: The firing of FBI Director James Comey is being wrongly compared to the Watergate Saturday Night Massacre, and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is being called a modern-day Sen. Sam Ervin. Burr is no Sam Ervin.

William Preston


Stand up for what is right

Regarding the May 10 news article “Comey dismissed as head of FBI”: Shame on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Firing FBI Director James Comey wasn’t right.

Trump didn’t even have the common courtesy of waiting until Comey was back in Washington. Comey had to find out about his firing on TV – horrible. When is enough, enough?

It is time for Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate to show some backbone and take Trump to task. How much more is it going to take before congressional representatives stand up for what is right?

So much for making America Great Again.

Marc Sage


Trump’s reasons questioned

Regarding the May 10 news article “Comey dismissed as head of FBI”: If we believed President Donald Trump’s reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey – that it was related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails – instead of the likelihood that Comey was closing in on the relationship of the Trump campaign/administration to Russia and its interference with the election, then I’ll bet Trump knows about some investment property in the Ukraine.

Betty Buller Whitehead

Chapel Hill