Sen. Angus King: Trump Acting as If ‘Criticism of Him Is Treason Against the United States’

‘Treason is the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution…, as siding with an enemy of the country in a war’


KING: “Well, I don’t know. But my understanding is that the practice would have been to simultaneously not record the conversation but we have — we see people with this mask. And they talk into it and say all the words. And it makes a literally a transcript. I would be surprised if that doesn’t exist. And I think that’s obviously one of the pieces we have to — we have to find occupant more about. The other thing, Anderson, that’s really bothering about this is this tossing around of the word treason. Treason is the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution. Article III, section 3, defines treason essentially as siding with an enemy of the country in a war. And to throw it around in this situation, the problem is the president feels that he is the state, you know, like Louis the xivth. Criticism of him is treason against the United States.”

(Via Mediaite)

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