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Was Trump essentially Impeached for Treason?

Stealth Indictment?

Did the Democrat-controlled House use stealth and subterfuge to essentially construct Articles of Impeachment charging President Trump with Treason?

There’s a couple of posts out on The Internets that seem to make the case “yes.”

And these are not Tin Foil Hat sites either: one is POWERLINE and the other is REAL CLEAR POLITICS.

According to Michael Tracy’s post at RCP:

the first article alleges that Trump “betrayed the Nation.” Grave stuff. No president has ever been impeached for “betraying the Nation” before. What does this mean, exactly? The Judiciary Committee report helpfully provides a definition of the relevant terms. In a section describing what they believe constitutes “impeachable treason,” the Democratic majority writes, “At the very heart of ‘Treason’ is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security.” There’s that phrase: “betrayal of the nation.” According to the drafters of the impeachment articles, then, Trump has been effectively impeached for treason — except the drafters presumably recognized that inserting the word “treason” in the actual text might prove a tad controversial. So instead they just heavily insinuate it, and confirm that they are charging the president with treason in supporting materials that few will ever read.

“Such betrayal would not only be unforgivable,” the report’s explication of treason reads, “but would also confirm that the President remains a threat if allowed to remain in office. A President who has knowingly betrayed national security is a President who will do so again. He endangers our lives and those of our allies.” This language is then imported into the impeachment articles almost verbatim: “Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office.”

So let’s be clear on what was done here. The Democrats set forth a definition of treason in their lengthy impeachment report, and then inserted that same definition into the final impeachment articles — except without using the actual word “treason” in the text. This would seem like a rather significant development, but most of the media discussion has blithely glossed over it.

 

Here’s Scott Johnson at Powerline:

We have here the continuation of the theme of the old Russia hoax wine in a new bottle: Trump has “betray[ed] the nation.”

What does this mean, exactly? The Judiciary Committee report helpfully provides a definition of the relevant terms. In a section describing what they believe constitutes “impeachable treason,” the Democratic majority writes, “At the very heart of ‘Treason’ is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security.”

Trump has been effectively impeached for treason, Tracey observes, except that the drafters of the report recognized that inserting the word “treason” in the text might prove a tad controversial: “[I}nstead they just heavily insinuate it, and confirm that they are charging the president with treason in supporting materials that few will ever read.

It appears that  the slippery and sleazy Adam Schiff and his Lawfare cronies have apparently constructed a stealth indictment for treason against President Trump and that the compliant and biased mainstream media either did not recognize or, more likely, chose to ignore.

This is definitely a revelation that deserves further clarification, exploration and analysis.

 
Bruno Strozek

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