Are unsuccessful crimes OK now?

To the editor:

Rep. Elise Stefanik stated, in defense of her opposition to impeachment, that “The Democrats’ case rested on the illusion of a quid pro quo: that President Trump refused to provide aid to Ukraine until the Bidens were investigated. However, this case is easily disproven by two critical facts: security assistance and legal aid was provided to Ukraine, and there was no investigation into the Bidens.”

By this logic, a murder attempt broken up by the police is not a crime because no murder took place and the potential victim was unharmed. Or a failed bank robbery is not a felony because the money remained in the bank.

I, for one, would be very worried if felons in Congressional District 21 convicted of attempted murder or attempted armed robbery were released because “no crimes were committed.”

Robert Gilmore

Tupper Lake


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