Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionInquiry is just first step in the processLet us not lose sight of the fact that the House of Representatives determines whether Articles of Impeachment should be promulgated. If they determine sufficient evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Senate conducts a trial. If the Senate finds guilt, the penalty could be as little as censure, with more severe penalties available. In other words, a House vote does not mean immediate removal from office.Bruce S. TrachtenbergNiskayunaTrump’s supporters ignoring the factsColumnist Hugh Hewitt on Sept. 27 (“Welcome to Al Capone’s vault. Look familiar?”) was at it again. He followed up his July op-ed, in which Robert Mueller’s testimony was compared to Lee’s failure at Gettysburg and Napoleon’s and Hitler’s failure in Russia, with a new one. President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky was “a nothingburger.” Fox News and the president staff person Kellyanne Conway have taken the same line. Nothing to it, just Democrats hating the president.I find it hard to believe that anyone who takes the time to read the full transcript of the conversation between the president and Mr. Zelensky and the whistleblower’s full account wouldn’t have a question or two about the president’s behavior.Jim MurphyScotiaAccusations reflect on the accusersOften at the point that an accusation is leveled, the accusation is more a reflection of the accuser, rather than a proper characterization of the behavior of the accused. This transference is evident in today’s political environment.President Trump was accused of colluding with a foreign power to effect the 2016 election, when the Clinton campaign colluded with a foreign power in hiring Fusion GPS to develop opposition research using Russian-gathered intelligence.As part of the Russian collusion hoax, President Trump was accused of obstruction of justice by not providing documents in a timely manner under subpoena from Congress. Thirty-three-thousand of Secretary of State Clinton’s emails, under subpoena, were deleted.Most recently, President Trump is suffering through an impeachment inquiry, as he is accused of “strong arming” the president of Ukraine, while Vice President Joe Biden bragged about having the prosecutor removed from his son’s case in Ukraine using “strong armed” tactics. Is there something being missed here?John P. SummersSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
Pardew feels the Belgian has a promising future. “Jason is a young player that we brought from abroad, he has fantastic technical ability,” Pardew said at a press conference. “He has lots to do to threaten our first team, but he is a smiley boy so we hope he does well here.” Pardew reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the West Brom match. Connor Wickham, Mile Jedinak, Damien Delaney and Joel Ward are all in line to return following the international break. “I am a bit frustrated because I have so many key first-team players missing,” he said. “That is an area we need to put right. My medical team tell me by the time we play West Ham they will be back, and that will be much better news for us. “But we are still strong this weekend, though. We are fortunate that the starting XI who are on the sheet most weeks are still there, which is good.” Pardew indicated Gayle would be in his plans for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off against West Brom, when former Eagles boss Tony Pulis returns to Selhurst Park. However, when asked whether the player was set for a new deal, Pardew said: “It’s not something I’m aware of. “We obviously have to keep an eye on players’ contracts as they run down, but I think we are pretty comfortable where we are. “Signing Yannick (Bolasie) was a real boost for us and having key players under long contracts bodes well for going forwards.” The Eagles boss continued: “I was very impressed with him (Gayle) last Sunday. If he had scored two goals he would have been man of the match, and he could have, he was so unlucky with a couple of chances. “That is what he gives us and he has worked his way into the team. “He will play on Saturday and hopefully he will score.” Palace recently added 17-year-old Anderlecht winger Jason Lokilo to the club following some time training with the under-21s and receiving international clearance. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hopes Dwight Gayle can let his goals do the talking again this weekend, but is not aware of any new deal in the pipeline for the striker. The 24-year-old forward was a target for both Norwich and Bristol City in the transfer window but remained at Selhurst Park. Gayle grabbed a hat-trick in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Charlton and impressed when drafted into the attack for the Barclays Premier League game against Watford, where Palace won 1-0. Press Association