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Trump is Openly Treasonous Against the United States

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's difficult to put into words what happened this morning, but I'll try.

I think most people expected that Trump's meeting with Putin would be as bad as his meeting with Kim Jong-un, but it was so much worse. It was far worse than I dared imagine.

"Treasonous" is the only word that comes to mind when watching the "president" stand next to Vladimir Putin and attack special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the FBI, and the greater intelligence community. And Trump hit them all.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller just indicted a group of Russian intelligence officers in a meticulously detailed account of exactly how they coded and deployed malware to compromise the computers of Democratic party officials, but Trump told the world that he still believes Putin's denial.

“Who do you believe?” the Associated Press’ Jonathan Lanier asked, after referring to Putin and the intelligence community’s clashing assertions.

Trump responded in part by saying “I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia],” adding that he had “confidence in both parties” — that is, the intelligence community and Putin.

“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” Trump said later.

The press conference in which Trump firmly sided with Putin against his own intelligence and law enforcement agencies followed a nearly 2-hour-long personal one-on-one meeting with Putin.

We have no idea what Trump and Putin talked about for nearly 2 hours, but I see plenty of reasons to assume Putin used the opportunity to remind Trump that he owns him.

Putin so clearly owns Trump, even Fox News hosts were stunned and dismayed this afternoon.


Former CIA Director John Brennan also described Trump's actions as treasonous.


And congressional Republicans will do absolutely nothing about any of this. We have to vote them out.

  • swift_4

    “Republican patriots, where are you?”

    That’s a good bumper sticker. Although “the base” will read it as “Gotta support Trump harder.”

  • Aynwrong

    I was listening to my local NPR station this morning and Katrina vanden Heuvel went off on an oh so typical hand wringing lecture about how we have to be careful about using words like “treason” and how “we have to wait and see if there’s proof of collusion.”

    All I can do is shake my head anymore.

  • katanahamon

    Arg. What to do..? Why aren’t more Americans utterly disgusted by this? We may be screwed beyond repair now.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump can’t express support for US intelligence and law enforcement. If he did, he’d be expressing support for Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    Donald Trump can’t push back against Vladimir Putin. If he did, Putin would release every slimy morsel of компромат he has on everyone in not just the Trump administration, but the GOP.

    Donald Trump can’t just fess up, (a) because he doesn’t know how not to lie; and (b) that would involve loss of face.

    “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

    That translates roughly to: “Putin kept using words like ‘Novichok’ and smiling. You try to keep from wetting yourself when he looks that happy.”

    And does anyone else find it utterly charming that an FNC presenter is pretending to give a monkey’s about the United States? It’s almost as adorable as John Brennan pretending Republican patriots still exist.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    Any asshole that drives around with a big flag flying from their truck with a “TRUMP” sticker on their rear windshield should have their truck pelted with eggs and tomatoes because you can’t claim to ‘Love ‘Murica’ and still back that pumpkin faced buffoon…ESPECIALLY after his conjugal visit with Putin.

    • Aynwrong

      Saw a car today with a bumper sticker that read “Stop the blue wave.” In a blue state. I’ll say this for R’s, they get that elections have consequences. So much so that they can take over an entire nation while technically being an electoral minority no less.

      If Trump’s treason and state sponsored kidnapping doesn’t wake up the left or just non R’s I think we are in big trouble.

      • Victor the Crab

        And yet, despite all that we’ve seen today from the Grating Pumpkin in Helsinki, his base of low life deplorables will still insist that they and the country are far better off with Drumpf than the Democrats.