Skip to comments.Trump tweets copy of letter from lawyer John Dowd to Jim Mattis
Posted on 06/04/2020 6:28:41 PM PDT by bitt
President Trump tweeted a copy of a letter from John Dowd, one of the lead lawyers who represented him during the Russia investigation, addressed to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
The letter penned by Dowd denounced Mattis for criticizing the presidents approach to protesters in front of the White House.
The peaceful protesters near Lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy, Dowd wrote, referring to the peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square who were forcefully dispersed.
After the protestors fled from the square, Trump walked through the area for a photo opportunity at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Dowd did not back up his claims that the protesters are not real and are terrorists with evidence.
Mattis, who served as Trumps secretary of Defense in 2017 and 2018, on Wednesday ripped the president as a divisive leader who threatens to erode the U.S. militarys tradition of staying out of politics.
Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us, Mattis wrote in a 650-word statement published in The Atlantic.
The statement was his most direct criticism aimed at Trump since he left the administration.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) issued a direct rebuke of the president Thursday, saying that Mattis's comments were "honest and necessary and overdue." She also said that she is "struggling" with her decision on whether to vote for Trump's reelection.
In the letter, Dowd noted that former President George H.W. Bush used active duty military during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. He said that the protests that have popped up across the country warrant military intervention because of the lack of action from
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I say good. Forget the nicey-nicey, this is War.
That’ll leave a mark...
Why is no GOP elected officials issuing letters like this to the general?
Who in the GOP has Trumps back and is standing up for Americans who are endangered by the rioters?
Should Trump found a new political party?
Mattis needs to be investigated for being on the board of the billion dollar fraud of the blood testing company (Theranos) and implied there were military contracts in the works.
Thatll leave a mark...
Not really, from some private sector attorney ... big deal
Where are the letters and statements GOP elected officials to defend Trump and the people? THAT would leave a mark, but were hearing crickets from most of the GOP
Should Trump start a new political party?
I slept on your statement and woke up appalled and upset. You lost me. Never dreamed you would let a bunch of hack politicians use your good name and reputationearned with the blood and guts of young Marines. You did what you said you wouldengage in this discourse.
Marines keep their word.
The phony protesters near Lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy. They were abusing and disrespecting the police when the police were preparing the area for the 1900 curfew. Jim, this is the new nihilism. See Dan Henninger in WSJ today.
Marines support the police in harms way.
Did you forget that President Bush used active duty Marines to quell the riots in LA? President Trump has countless cities and some snowflake governors and mayors wetting themselves in the use of force to protect innocent lives and property. The AG of Massachusetts thinks burning property is good protest. Three more policemen were stabbed and shot in NYC last night. Think about it. Should he be upset about the obvious failure in leadership? Where are you Jim?
Marines go to the fight.
No one divided this country more than Obama. He abandoned our black brothers and sisters. He gave guns to the cartels. He apologized for our precious sacrifice and generosity overseas. You remember, he fired you.
President Trump has done more to help our minority brothers and sisters in three years than anyone in the last fifty. Ask the black pastors. Ask the leaders of the black colleges and universities. He got them funded. Ask them about the prison reform which ended the draconian sentences imposed on young black men by the law enacted by Biden and his hacks. You need to bone up on your homework and stop listening to Uncle Leon.
I understand, you had to stick to the assigned narrative which did not include three years of corrupt investigations and evidence to destroy this President, his office, and his lawful free election. Nancy has no tolerance for dissent in the ranksincluding those with stars.
You said nothing of the ugly, hate filled, disgraceful coments of Pelosi, Schumer, Perez and other Democrat hacks defaming the President and his office. You said nothing of the unlawful sanctuary cities and the unlawful release of hoodlums. You said nothing of the resistance movement to paralyze our courts and our government operations. You said nothing of the obstruction and subversion of our immigration laws. You said nothing of MS-13 killers and the drug cartels who own huge sections of our major cities. Jim, do you think that rhetoric and those corrupt actions were inspiring and unifying? Do you think the DIs at Parris Island would find such behavior as unifying?
Maybe, your problem, is a lot deeper. Perhaps you ought to explain how and why you (and John Allen), as CG Central Command, did not engage and take out Iranin Major General Soleimani who roamed the Middle East and wreaked havoc and death on our American boys with his infamous IEDs?
Why did it take President Trump to have the instincts and balls to take him out (of course over the objection the geniuses in the Pentagon)?
Looks like the Persian mullahs were a one horse sleigh and Trump nailed the horse forever. It has been quiet ever since. Perhaps, your anger is borne of embarrassment for your own failure as the leader of Central Command. Did you applaud when the President recognized the central problem in the Middle East? Did you applaud the President when he wanted to save American lives by bringing them home in one piece?
John M Dowd
Forget the nicey-nicey, this is War.
It is? Whos on our side other than Trump? Who from the GOP is denouncing the general and standing up for law and order?
Should Trump found a new political party?
Fire Mattis again.
Are these the "peaceful protestors" who attacked at least one news crew?
Rabies symptoms showing in the Mad dog.
Yes, in 2025.
Should Trump found a new political party? I will go one better a new country. A country that goes to the Mars and beyond. Not one that destroys and burns down businesses.
God bless this man. God bless this brave man
No evidence!! I watched live, while those dirty scum attacked and injured the police and secret service, taking away the barricades by force and smashing officers with them!
“”””””’President Trump has countless cities and some snowflake governors and mayors wetting themselves in the use of force to protect innocent lives and property””””””””””””
Might want to put some ice on that, Jim.
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