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Letter: President Trump is not above the law

Our United States Constitution says no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States.

President Trump has consistently tried to politicize the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to his own advantage. Trump's childish mind believes the DOJ and FBI should shutdown all the meanies investigating his alleged obstruction of justice or Russian involvement in his campaign.

Trump tried to obtain a loyalty oath from FBI director James Comey, when he asked him to go easy on his national security advisor. When Comey didn't, he fired him.

He told Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian investigation. When he did, he accused him of "disloyalty."

During a meeting last May, Trump unethically asked Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe how he voted in the presidential election. McCabe said he didn't vote.

Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in December, are you "on my team?" Rosenstein is the highest DOJ official in charge of the Russia investigation.

Some of Trump's Republican lackeys (Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.) modified a top-secret memorandum on a party-line vote to discredit the FBI, and the DOJ, as a way to publically smear the Russia investigation.

The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee pushed for its release. Trump, hoping the document will undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, released it. Did that decision only make matters worse for Trump? I believe it did.

Democrats need to focus on retaking Congress in November.

Larsen lives in Mandan, N.D.