May 11 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson

Dear Senator Isakson:

Today you introduced a bill that would protect whistleblowers in the VA.

In releasing news of the bill you emphasized your belief that it would help “create a culture of accountability.” 

You also noted that “our veterans suffer [when] the people responsible for caring for them are putting themselves first – not our veterans.”

Your assertions are undeniably true.

But remember too that the people suffer when their government—the people responsible for caring for them; the people charged with—

establishing Justice, insuring domestic Tranquility, providing for the common defence, promoting the general Welfare, and securing the Blessings of Liberty to the people and their Posterity

—put themselves first, and not the people.

Senator, as you well know, Edmund Burke once noted:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

We ask that you support an independent investigation into the executive branch’s dealings with Russia and into the facts underlying John Comey’s termination as Director of the FBI.

I am respectfully yours,

your constituent.


Senator Johnny Isakson


May 10 – Open Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson

Dear Senator:

I am writing to request that you support an independent investigation into the executive branch’s ties, dealings, or involvement with Russia; activities conducted by or on behalf of Russia pertaining to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election; and whether, in connection with these, our laws were violated.

As you know, one of this nation’s highest values—a principle upon which our republic firmly rests—is the notion that we are a government of laws, not of men

This principle is firmly embedded in our national identity and remains a source of great pride for our patriots.  It is now being tested.

The following facts are undeniable: 

  • Sally Yates, former acting Attorney General was fired on January 30.
  • Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney was fired on March 11.
  • James Comey, former FBI Director was fired on May 9.

It is now known that in carrying-out their duties on behalf of the U.S. government, each of these individuals was investigating whether our nation’s laws had been violated in activities related to Russia; activities which may potentially have involved the office of the President.  

The President terminated each of them, one by one. 

Now to be clear, it was unquestionably within the President’s power to do so.

But, what we must now all concern ourselves with, is the question of why: why would our executive branch of government—tasked with enforcing this nation’s laws—have taken such measures? 

And, specifically as it relates to yesterday’s termination of James Comey, why would it have done so now?

As you know, one of the greatest threats to our nation has always been that of corrupting foreign practices. 

On this point, Alexander Hamilton expressly underscored our vulnerability, stating:

”One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.” (The Federalist No. 22)

Today, each of our nation’s institutions finds itself bathed in the stench of possible foreign corruption. 

Our democracy is imperil.  

Senator Isakson, this much is certain:

If there is any possibility that these firings were intended to prevent the public from discovering malfeasance in the executive branch, then it is incumbent upon you, as a member of Congress—duly elected by the people of Georgia under Article I—to do any and everything that must be done to get to the bottom of this.

The people are now turning to you and demanding that you utilize the power entrusted to you and derived exclusively from the people’s consent, to carry out the responsibility you willingly assumed: To support and defend our Constitution.

You must be the eyes and ears of the people.

You must determine what risks may be posed to Americans.

You must ensure we remain a nation governed by laws.


In sum, to paraphrase James Madison, the people have granted you this power to control them, the governed—now you, Senator, are obliged to control the government itself.


Senator Johnny Isakson