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Reader opinion: Republicans and Democrats are treated differently – Duluth News Tribune
Reader opinion: Republicans and Democrats are treated differently – Duluth News Tribune

There is a major debate between Democrats and Republicans over a criminal justice system that is perceived as biased toward one side, namely the Republicans.

Little is said today about how the IRS targeted tax-exempt foundations that used the term “patriot.” IRS agent Lois Lerner did just that, and no prosecutions were brought.

Next came the hoax of the “Russian conspiracy” orchestrated by Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Clinton’s computer devices and messages were subpoenaed by a grand jury. The devices were destroyed, prompting FBI Director James Comey to say that no prosecutor would bring the case to trial, even though it was illegal.

Then there’s Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was claimed to be part of a Russian plot to damage President Joe Biden’s election and discredited by 51 former Democratic intelligence officials who said the computer was part of a Russian election interference operation. Has anyone apologized for their election interference?

Today I see news like Trump adviser Steve Bannon being jailed for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Like Peter Navarro, who was jailed for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena, Bannon was in the Trump administration.

In addition to reports of the imprisonment of political opponents, there are also reports that Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland has defied congressional subpoenas related to President Biden’s interview on his handling of classified information.

Let me put it this way for everyone to see: If you are a Trump-aligned Republican, you receive a subpoena, and you defy it, as the Biden administration’s attorney general is doing, you are clearly going to go to jail.

Arnold Breitenbach

Pahrump, Nevada

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