It should be time for treason.
At the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, President Trump gave a lesson on American justice to South Korea's visiting president. Speaking about the investigation of Mueller and its origins, Trump said: "Truly this is betrayal."
It did not work. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the probe was a "Treasonous Hoax" and that "what Border Democrats are doing is TREASONOUS." On that same day, riding on the Marine One, he again proved that the Democrats and Justice officials in Mueller "April 6, he declared that" the perpetrators are near … to begin defending their dishonest and careless work. "He added a decree related to the Holocaust:" Never Never Forget! "
It's common, Fox News's Trump Sean Hannity said:" It's a real betrayal. … You work about major, big treason. "Little betrayal is something?
Trump requests the public" betrayal "or" betrayal "on 26 occasions, according to compilation of Factba.se by Trump's sayings. and various "traitor" references. He started by accusing Bowe Bergdahl, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, then moved to include executives of Univision and Macy's, Republicans who did not support him, Democratic lawmakers who did not clap him, the fall of the New York Times, the media in general, the people in his administration to leak, and Barack Obama, Bill Clinton , Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Huma Abedin, James Comey, James Clapper, Rod J. Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
The Constitution specifically states betrayal "only applies to substitution of war against "the United States" or by following their enemies, giving them help and convenience, "and it requires two witnesses. Criminal Code in the U.S. that offenders of treason "shall suffer death, or be imprisoned for at least five years."
Strict meaning and severe punishment becomes a rare case of treason: only about 30 in US history. Trump must know it, because he swore to protect all 1
Because Trump knows the seriousness of the measure, he should not interpret betrayal of the King's Way Made by Henry VIII, in the lese-majeste meaning: betrayal is any something that hurts the dignity of the sovereign. Disagreement with Trump is an offense against the state, such as the execution of Henry's unfaithful spouses for treason.
This means that the following people have committed capital crimes: All publishers and night hosts. Anyone who sank. All Democratic members of Congress and people working in democratic administrations. Anyone running against Trump. Anyone who criticized Trump in social media. Anyone who voted against Trump.
This means that 65,853,514 voters of Hillary Clinton have to be held in prison or killed. The U.S. criminal-justice system can not handle more than 2.3 million people who already have it.
Unfortunately this explains for mass execution – unless exile is a possibility? Think of the size of the caravan coming south from Mexico.
At first, Trump was prevented from his tactics of treason. He further defends the liberal use of Kim Jong Un in payment of treason. (Trump now calls Kim his "friend.") He started applying labels beyond the Mueller project, and FBI officials, in 2018. He concluded that "leakers were traitors" and said the Critical news coverage in his conversations with Kim "almost forgives." He told an unknown op-ed writer and the New York Times both betrayed. He said that Democrats who do not praise his address of the State of the Union are "Un-American." Someone said, "denouncing."
The ongoing disobedience of democrats by disagreement with Trump in immigration, though most betrayal in these days were committed by Justice. A Trump image retweeted in November, showing various current and former senior law enforcement officers (including Rosenstein's own referenced) behind bars, asked: "When will the trials for treason? "
Trump has fueled the paranoia. His declaration last week that law enforcement officials were "spying" on the Trump campaign incited a new cry of treason.
During his confirmation hearings, Barr said "Barrs and Muellers are good friends and will be good friends when everything is over." Maybe they can remember about their friendship while awaiting Mueller his turn on the gallows.
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