Trump is winning; don’t fire Mueller

In many ways, President Donald J. Trump is the best thing to happen to the GOP in recent memory.

He’s energized our base and brought new voters into the Republican fold. He’s advocated a bold agenda. Because of his policies, our economy is growing at a record pace. He has instituted regulatory roll-backs and tackled trade imbalances.

We are winning again.

Trump also has provided a life-line to rural America that was devastated by out-of-control regulators who bypassed the proper legislative process.

I believe Trump when he says there was no Russian collusion by him or his campaign. To date, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not shown any evidence of collusion. Mueller needs to wrap up the investigation in short order.

It seems reasonable to me that Mueller, who is a seasoned professional and man of integrity, should release his findings after the mid-term election.

The president needs to get this behind him so that he can focus his energy on growing our economy, protecting our borders and making the world a safer place to live.

John Peterson


(The writer is a former U.S. Congressman who represented the 5th Congressional District, now the 15th Congressional District. He lives in Pleasantville, Venango County.)