The real question about this story, is how MSNBC is allowing this stuff to be on air. The network sure reached a new low for not reacting to this.
Bill Weld, a GOP primary challenger to President Donald Trump took his minutes on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to trash the President, which surprised no one.
But to say that President Trump committed treason smells like back to the good old days of the Russian hoax where MSNBC and CNN ran the most ridiculous hit pieces masquerading as journalism that turned out to be nothing.
They took things out of context to paint a false narrative and got busted when Robert Mueller came back with nothing. So now they seem to try and do it all over again, and it will backfire again too.
“Trump has now acknowledged that in a single phone call right after he suspended $250 million of military aid to Ukraine, he called up the president of Ukraine and pressed him 8 times to investigate Joe Biden, who the president thinks is going to be running against him,” Bill Weld said.
“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election. It couldn’t be clearer.”
“And that’s not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason. It’s treason, pure and simple.”
“And the penalty for treason under the U.S. Code is death. That’s the only penalty. The penalty on the Constitution is removal from office,” said Weld.
“And that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he can work out a plea deal,” he continued.
It is stunning how they let this garbage on the air. The guy is wrong about everything even the penalty for treason, which according to US code goes like this:
“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.”