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February 28, 2018



Medical Professionals were superb

I would like to publicly recognize the members of the medical profession who helped my wife and me over the past few months. Carol and I struggled to deal with the impact of late stage Alzheimer’s and keeping her comfortable towards the end. It is very possible we were in contact with the majority of the medical staff in both the KVH emergency department and the hospital proper, as we battled recurring dehydration and blood sugar counts over 400. Every single one of them were compassionate, considerate, and patient with us. For that, in such a stressful time, I give them as much gratitude as I can.

I would also like to recognize the staff of the KVH Hospice group, who are very special people. I say special because of the rare type of person able to do such a job. They need to be passionate, working tirelessly to provide their patients with relief from pain and anxiety as they near the end of their lives; all while resisting the healer’s desire to nurse their patients back to health. The people of KVH Hospice group made it possible for Carol to stay at home surrounded by family and friends, which was a priceless gift. This is a very special organization that removed my stress and allowed me to concentrate on caring for my wife in her final days. For that, I can’t thank them enough.

James Battison

Goldendale

Uranium One is Russian collusion

While the “Alt-Left” media has been serving up narratives of Trump Russian Collusion to their viewers for nearly 14 months, there has been no clear evidence of any collusion or crimes committed. When 13 Russian operatives were indicted for election tampering on Feb. 16, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said, “There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity.” Mueller’s Special Counsel would do well to turn their focus to where bribery, extortion, money laundering crimes, and real Russian collusion can be found.

On Feb. 8, 2018, 30-year veteran of the FBI and CIA Douglas Campbell gave a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Campbell, working undercover for the FBI, revealed that Russian executives told him that Moscow was hiring the APCO Worldwide lobbying firm in an effort to influence the Obama administration and particularly Hillary Clinton.

Campbell, who has been working on this case since 2009, says that there was an extensive bribery and kickback scheme to achieve approval of the Uranium One Deal, which gave Putin’s Russia 20 percent control of America’s uranium mines. According to testimony, the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks, and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S., related to a subsidiary of the same Russian firm.

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation announced plans on June 8, 2010, to buy a 51.4 percent stake in Uranium One—a Canadian company whose international assets included some 20 percent of America’s reserves of the active ingredient in atomic reactors and nuclear weapons. This $1.3 billion purchase of a strategic-commodity company required the approval of the mysterious Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Hillary was one of nine federal-agency chiefs on CFIUS. Three weeks later, Bill Clinton keynoted a Moscow conference staged by a Kremlin-tied investment bank that promoted Uranium One’s acquisition. Renaissance Capital paid Clinton $500,000 for his 45-minute speech on June 29. CFIUS’s evaluation of this offer coincided with a spontaneous outbreak of philanthropy among eight shareholders in Uranium One. Before, during, and after CFIUS’s review, the shareholders involved in this transaction had transferred approximately $145 million to the Clinton Foundation or its initiatives. Soon after taking total control of Uranium One, CEO Sergei Kirilenko crowed: “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves.”

If Special Counsel Robert Mueller sincerely wishes to expose Russian collusion, he should turn left.

Richard LaValley

Ponderosa Park

 

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