Letter - Republican nonsense


What part of Secret, Top Secret and other government security clearances do Republicans and Republican members of Congress not understand? One of the most responsible positions a member of the U.S. military, or government employee, can have is the lowly position of Personnel Records Clerk. I held one of those positions at the Air Force Academy in 1960 when the first-ever class graduated. This required a Secret clearance which was increased to Top Secret when the cadets become Air Force officers. Our records were kept in a locked file cabinet with only two keys, mine and my immediate supervisor's. Leaving a cabinet unlocked over night was a court-martial offense as was leaving a personnel file on a desk over night for the cleaning crew to view.

Lets assume the Trump raid discovered computerized American citizen personnel files such as the dossier on the president of France. Why would Trump want these files? Why would the Republican Party want him him to have these files? Why are they fighting tooth and nail for him to keep these files? The most valuable asset America has is not a bomb, plane or piece of military equipment, but its citizens. Its free citizens.

Roy Legg

Highlands Ranch


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