Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, called for members of the Trump campaign to be prosecuted for treason if they conspired with Russia to help Trump win the election.
Mook told The Hill, “We need to find out exactly what happened. If US campaign aides helped the Russians, knew about the Russians plans, or asked the Russians to intervene in any way, they should be prosecuted for treason and measures should be put in place to make sure this never happens again.”
Some members of Congress have been suggesting that impeachment is a possibility for Trump if the Russian connections and collusion is proven to be true, but the crime of treason is whole different level. Mook was talking about people associated with the Trump campaign being found guilty of a crime against the United States of America and going to federal prison.
Republicans will automatically dismiss Mook’s statements as sour grapes, but never in US history has impeachment and treason been discussed as early as it is being whispered about Donald Trump and his people in his White House.
Treason is the most serious crime that a citizen can commit against their own country. If the Trump campaign conspired with an enemy of the United States to win a presidential election, it would fit the textbook definition of the crime.
If members of the Trump campaign are ever charged with treason, there will be no way that Trump and Pence will survive.
Treason isn’t a crime that is thrown around lightly. If the evidence emerges, the Trump/Russia scandal may be worse than anyone imagined.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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