Dear Congressman Reed,
I am greatly dismayed by President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. This reminds me of Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre. This has the APPEARANCE of Trump trying to cover up treasonous collusion with the Russians to steal the elections. Maybe Trump and his gang are totally innocent, but that is not how it appears.
Now that Comey has been fired, we need a special independent prosecutor to get at the truth. If Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election--i.e., if his Presidency is illegitimate--then the citizens need to know that. And if Trump did nothing wrong, then the citizens need to know their president is not a crook.
Trump may appoint a new FBI director to replace Comey, but a Trump-appointed director cannot clear Trump's name. The American people will not believe he is an independent investigator and anything he concludes short of showing that Trump committed serious crimes will not be believed by most of the people. That is why we MUST have an independent prosecutor.
If you don't back the hiring of an independent special prosecutor then some of your constituents will undoubtedly conclude that you are trying to protect Trump. Some will wonder why. And some--perhaps the more rash ones, may draw the conclusion that YOU are in on the cover-up. Wild as it may seem, some might even conclude that YOU are a traitor. It would be most unfortunate if some jump to that conclusion.
I hope this will not happen.