Does openly encouraging Russia to hack emails of government officials make Trump guilty of treason? What if it was confirmed by 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military that espionage cyber attacks came from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and their goal was a Trump presidency? It does put to question the legitimacy of election results.
“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
Is the fact that Trump is unwilling to discuss the possibility that Russia interfered in the election telling of his own knowledge and or collusion? Would his tax returns clear the air…or would they confirm financial ties?
On October 11, 2016, Donald Trump Jr, attended a meeting at the Paris Ritz, during which he held private discussions with diplomats, businessmen and politicians that focused in part on finding a way to cooperate with Russia to end the war in Syria, according to people who took part in the meetings..
When President Barack Obama promised to retaliate against Russia for its interference in the election, Kellyanne Conway who has the unenviable job of deflecting valid accusations directed at Trump-her boss– said “It seems like the president is under pressure from Team Hillary, who can’t accept the election results.” And Trump called the allegations “ridiculous” and “just another excuse.”
“18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
Another possible early end to Trumps term— impeachment by way of —
The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause provides that “no person holding any office of profit or trust under” the United States “shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.”
At the September 2016 grand opening of Trump International Hotel in DC, an Asian diplomat was quoted “Why wouldn’t I stay at his hotel blocks from the White House, so I can tell the new president, ‘I love your new hotel!’ Isn’t it rude to come to his city and say, ‘I am staying at your competitor?’ ”
Even Trump advisor Newt Gingrich voiced concerns regarding conflicting interests during an NPR interview “I don’t think this is something minor. I think certainly in an age that people are convinced that government corruption is widespread both in the U.S. and around the world, you can’t just shrug and walk off from it.” Gingrich’s advise to Trump isessentially to change any ethics laws he might be in violation of.
Trump on twitter—“Hey, we’re going to address this potentially unconstitutional conflict in a press conference on December 15,” —The press conference never happened.
~~~CNN polls show
Donald Trump’s 41% approval December 2016
Barack Obama’s 72% in December 2008
December 20, 2016