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Eclipsed, Again 


Next month, much of the USA will experience a total solar eclipse, one that many have called a "once-in-a-lifetime event."

What you may not know is that we have experienced one eclipse this year already, this one having just been completed in Washington, D.C., where the moon of denial had been obscuring the sun of truth about possible pro-Trump Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election (NCJ Daily, June 22). Previous revelations concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions, national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Comey-Trump conversations had given a hint that there may have been a sun of truth hiding behind this moon.

But now we have the previously secret series of Donald Trump Jr. e-mails from early June of 2016. They show that Trump Jr. was eager to meet with a Russian attorney who said she could provide some dirt on probable Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Soon after, he along with then campaign manager Paul Manafort and current presidential adviser Jared Kushner, did indeed meet with one or more Russians at Trump Tower overtly to learn the dirt. So it now appears that the moon of denial has finally moved away leaving the sun of truth exposed for all of us to see.

And who knows, perhaps this exposure may even cause some sunburn-induced D.C. personnel shuffling to follow?

Sherman Schapiro, Blue Lake

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