Unlike columnist Charles Krauthammer (March 10), I don’t know of a more serious issue than to what extent has Russia managed to surreptitiously shift American policy toward Russia.

Russia has just deployed nuclear missiles in Europe, targeting NATO, in clear violation of the treaties with the U.S. and NATO. The administration hasn’t responded in any way.

While there may not be any firm evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, there’s plenty of damning circumstantial evidence. The very point of an investigation is to discover if there is evidence sufficient to conclude that collusion occurred.

Even without overt collusion, America needs to look at the effect of Russian influence in the election (something that all intelligence agencies agree happened); Trump’s business ties to Russia; and whether or not policy is being made by impartial professionals in America’s best interests or whether Russia is using an inexperienced president to forward their interests at the expense of the U.S.

Sigrid Olson

Cape Elizabeth