An Open Letter to Donald Trump: What Are You Hiding?

Andy Ostroy
3 min readJan 11, 2020

Ever since you stepped into the Oval Office you’ve waged a relentless, ruthless, unprecedented campaign of distraction, deflection, dishonesty and obstruction. You’ve lied, discredited, spun bizarre conspiracies and refused to cooperate with any investigation and hearing concerning your alleged High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

You constantly claim ‘I’m innocent…it’s all a hoax and a witch hunt!” Which begs the question, if you’re so innocent why are you desperately trying since the Mueller investigation and then the House impeachment hearings to keep all direct evidence secret and critical first-hand witnesses from testifying? Let me help you: it’s because you’re guilty as hell.

One thing’s certain, Donnie: you’re an egomaniac. A narcissist. A shameless braggart. Obsessed with image, brand and how the world perceives you. So if you actually had any of the evidence you always claim to have…if you knew a fair trial would in fact exonerate you…if you knew you could scream to the world “SEE!? I TOLD YOU THESE LOSERS HAD NOTHING ON ME!” you would seize the opportunity to do so.

But you don’t.

Instead, you’re fighting like a cornered animal, terrified that the truth will eventually come out.

Because you’re guilty as hell.

The latest example of this obstruction: your former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who was on the now-infamous Ukraine call and cited Rudy Giuliani and Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s military-aid-for-dirt-on-Biden bribe as a “drug deal’, has stated he’ll testify if subpoenaed for the upcoming Senate trial. But you’re now saying you won’t allow it.

Because you’re guilty as hell.

In your State TV-run propaganda sit-down Friday night with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham you said you’ll invoke ‘executive privilege’:

“Well I think you have to for the sake of the office.”

Actually, you don’t. If you really gave a shit about “the office” you’d respect it. You’d respect the Constitution and the rule of law. Two things, as the occupant of that office, you took an oath to uphold and defend.

And just for shits and giggles, do you even understand what ‘executive privilege’ is? It’s not…

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Andy Ostroy

Director, producer, podcaster, writer, resistor, non-profit-supporter of women filmmakers