President Donald Trump is condemning those who have been involved with the federal investigation against him saying that “a number of people” should be tried for treason.
During a Whit eHouse event meant to announce aid for farmers, Trump was asked which officials he believed to be guilty of treason.
“I think a number of people,” Trump replied. “They have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person. If you look at Comey, if you look at McCabe, if you look at probably people higher than that, if you look at Strzok, if you look at his lover, Lisa Page, his wonderful lover.”
To be clear Trump is stating that FBI Director James Comey; ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; Peter Strzok, the deputy assistant director of counterintelligence; and Lisa Page, an FBI attorney who was romantically involved with Strzok have been involved in treasonous acts.
Despite Trump’s announcement this doesn’t mean that the public should expect a trial anytime in the near future. Under Article III of the U.S. 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.”
It currently appears that the actions of the accused fall short of that definition.
Nevertheless it’s significant that Trump would mark these individuals so severely. If there is anywhere to begin an investigation of the Democratic “witch hunt” these would be the individuals to start with.