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Letters to the editor: Saint Al’s and Wells Fargo, Trump

Saint Al’s, Wells Fargo

The Saint Al’s Foundation posted a half-page announcement that it has selected Wells Fargo as a “Distinguished Organization” as part of its celebration of community leaders. I assume this is the same Wells Fargo that in April agreed to pay a $1 billion fine for harming customers with fake accounts, selling unlawful products and charging unnecessary fees. It is also the same Wells Fargo currently being investigated for altering documents related to corporate customers. I think we can all agree that Wells Fargo really does distinguish itself from the other banks.

Bob Fritsch, Boise

Trump

Plenty of reasons to suspect Trump is either a bought and paid-for Russian stooge, or else a Russian blackmail hostage. Trade war against not just China but also Canada, Mexico and the European Union? Spitting in the faces of our NATO allies, countries that shed blood alongside the U.S. in World Wars I and II, brothers in arms right up to Afghanistan and Iraq? NATO is the Western bulwark to hostile Soviet/Russian expansion into Europe, an utterly illogical giveaway hot on the heels of Putin’s recent annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, the first international military invasion on European soil since World War II.

Then there’s the big rush to further stack the Supreme Court with a fifth religious zealot willing to overturn Roe v. Wade. Or is it more about engineering a Supreme Court that would allow Trump to pardon himself of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” including perhaps the hanging crime of treason?

But the most obvious indication that this compulsive liar actually wants to harm America is his demonization of journalism and journalists – “the enemy” as he calls them. This is a full frontal attack on free speech and the First Amendment, the very soul of our democracy.

Chris Norden, Moscow

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