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Wednesday - July 18, 2018 5:57 am

Congress must do what President will not

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t is abundantly clear, no matter what President Trump may say, that Russian interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. The supposedly skilled negotiator simply accepted the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country did not interfere with our elections. The year long investigation, led by Special Investigator Mueller and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees says otherwise. Trump threw them all under the bus, suggesting he trusts the word of his new comrade rather than his own intelligence department. But they did meddle, and will likely do so again, particularly now that they have cover from our President. What will be done to stop them? The next election is only four months away, and clearly Trump isn't going to do anything to protect the integrity of our elections. So it must be up to Congress to act. Suddenly, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to be on the same side of this debate, deploring the President's comments that Russia didn't do it. They now need to work together especially with the sudden departure of the senior FBI official who oversaw a task force investigating Russian interference in our elections. We must work hard to protect our democracy, and ensure that people have valid information before casting a ballot, and that all who are eligible to vote are able to do so. That won't come from Trump. He is happy to take his soccer ball and go home. Congress must act together on this, and must act quickly.

Scott Robert Shaw

Scott Robert Shaw is the Program Director for both 1410 WIZM and 580 WKTY.   He's currently the morning news anchor on 1410 WIZM, Z93 and 95-7 The Rock.  He joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as a reporter/anchor in 1989 and served as News Director from 1990-2015.   He's been the winner of several Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association awards for Best Editorial in Wisconsin.  He enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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