This week, my serious concerns about the president and his circle of associates have been confirmed in courts of law. Democratic values, the rule of law, and the good of the country are not what they stand for. Greed, criminal behavior, dishonesty, fraud, and the accumulation of power by any means are what they are about … including looking for support from hostile powers.

For almost two years Republicans in Congress have enabled this gang. Again and again, members of Congress have lied, distorted the truth, appointed irresponsible people to important positions, resisted the Mueller investigation, and failed to put the country ahead of their partisan ideology. A time of reckoning for this administration and its supporters is way past due, and has finally begun. “The wheels of Justice turn slowly but exceedingly fine.”

Finally, we should all be asking Susan Collins and Angus King if they think an “unindicted co-conspirator” should be in a position to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court?

Jim Owen, Belfast