OH, good grief.
Ok. First things first. What is treason?
According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute website:
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.
Further, I’ve read that it includes furnishing the enemy with arms, troops, shelter, or information. This applies only as it weakens the nation during a time of war.
So what’s not treason?
Texting insults about the president to your girlfriend.
Now, please, somebody inform President Trump.
The stable genius is huffing and puffing because he thinks the FBI agent who shared anti-Trump text messages with a mistress, Peter Strzok, is guilty of treason.
Mr. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who was a top investigator on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election, committed treason with his text suggesting an “insurance policy” against a Trump victory.
“A man is tweeting to his lover that if [Democrat Hillary Clinton ] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office,” said Mr. Trump. “This is the FBI we’re talking about—that is treason. That is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.”
You’re not a king, dipwad.
OOPS. Is that treason?
To be clear, nowhere in the texts sent between Strzok and his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page, was anything said about “do the insurance policy” or about “phase two.”
What was said:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration…that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
That is believed to be a reference to the investigation into collusion with Russia.
And it’s still not treason.
Aitan Goelman, an attorney for Mr. Strzok, told the Journal: “It is beyond reckless for the president of the United States to accuse Pete Strzok, a man who has devoted his entire adult life to defending this country, of treason. It should surprise no one that the president has both the facts and the law wrong.”
Facts, law – not really the concern of geniuses.