He has so into this that he’s authorized his Attorney General Barr to go after the FBI investigation of his campaign’s Russian connections and himself…
Trump has also called the investigation a ‘coup’…
Some of us see this view and push by Trump as a way to stifle ANYBODY actually investigating his actions…
He has a trusted lapdog who is trying defang the FBI….
Trump has told the House he wanted them top stop investigating him already….
None of the probes are going away…
I’m sure there are STILL FBI agents and even those in the National Security community that will continue to keep an eye on a guy who seemed to trying to help the ‘enemy ‘ when he got the job and has between named by an un-indicted party in crimes that sent his former lawyer to jail….
Once again on Thursday, President Donald Trump used the T-word, this time saying that former FBI officials who were involved in investigating his campaign committed treason.
Asked at a White House event which of his adversaries he had in mind when he accused them of treason, he said, “A number of people. They have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person.” He then specified former FBI director James Comey, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and former FBI agent Peter Strzok.
“That’s treason. They couldn’t win the election, and that’s what happened.”
But that isn’t what the Constitution says treason is. It doesn’t mean being disloyal to the president. And it certainly would not apply to any actions against a private citizen, which Donald Trump was as a candidate for president.
Here’s what the Constitution says (Article III, Section 3): “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
“Enemy” means a country or an entity that has declared war or is in a state of open war against the US. “Aid and comfort” must be something material, not words of encouragement….
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