Jan 12

The Russian Connection: If This Be Treason

Treason as defined by Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump accused a line FBI agent of treason.


Mr. Trump, unprompted, labeled as “treason” a text message written by Peter Strzok, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who was removed in July as a top investigator on the special counsel’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with associates of Mr. Trump to influence the 2016 presidential election.

“A man is tweeting to his lover that if [Democrat Hillary Clinton ] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office,” said Mr. Trump, giving his interpretation of Mr. Strzok’s text message.

“This is the FBI we’re talking about—that is treason,” the president said. “That is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.”

Obviously, the Idiot in Chief has no clear definition of treason because he’s never read the Constitution. Even if he has, he has no comprehension of the law with which he plays fast and loose.

If Trump wanted too play fast and loose with that charge, he need look no further than his eldest son, Donald, Jr. who arranged a meeting in Trump Tower, just floors below his residence, with known foreign agents of an adversarial nation to acquire illegally obtained information against his opponent in the 2016 election.

That is about as close to the definition of treason you can get without actually being at war.

The list of Trump campaign officials who engaged in this chicanery is long and getting longer. Trump is right, there was no collusion with Russians, there was a conspiracy to put the power of the US presidency in the hands of a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It should be very clear by now, Donald Trump will do and say anything outrageous to take the focus off the issue that Russia interfered with the 2016 election, the investigation into his campaign conspiring with Putin’s agents and attempts to obstruct that investigation. Even Republican members of congress have joined the ranks of the Trump White House to cover up the conspiracy and end the investigation.