Readers Respond

What about Trump's 'integrity problem'?

Like too many voters, letter writer Greg Sprangenberg says he's voting against Hillary Clinton because of her "lack of integrity" ("Trump support isn't a gender thing," Sept. 20).

Since in our two-party, winner-take-all election system a vote against Ms. Clinton is effectively a vote for Donald Trump, I find it hard to believe that her "integrity" is the problem, especially when compared to Mr. Trump's.


For example, 10 separate congressional investigations, led by Republicans, conducted 33 hearings on the Benghazi tragedy. The result: No wrongdoing on Ms. Clinton's part could be determined.

Then the Republicans appointed a highly respected prosecutor known for his objectivity to examine her State Department emails. He concluded there was no indictable offense.


By contrast, Mr. Trump used at least $258,000 from his charity to settle several business lawsuits. He cheated many of the small contractors he did business with, resulting in 60 lawsuits and hundreds of liens against him for failure to make payments.

He refuses to disclose his tax records, even though there is no IRS regulation against releasing tax records while an audit is underway. He set up his "Trump University" scam, and he routinely lies or makes things up, then claims "I didn't say that" even in the face of documented proof.

The list could go on and on, yet Ms. Clinton is the one with the integrity problem?

Jay Hilgartner, Baltimore