Presidents are impeachable for three reasons – bribery, “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and the most serious charge of all – treason.
Up until now, Democrats have tried to pin their hopes of impeaching President Trump on vague allegations of “quid pro quo” or strained interpretations of the word “bribery.”
But in the House Judiciary Report release over the weekend, Jerry Nadler and the Democrats have finally brought out the big guns, accusing President Trump of treason. And their rationale is as ridiculous as it appears on its face.
The Constitution specifically defines treason in Article III, Section 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Never ones to observe constitutional niceties, House Democrats are ignoring the definition in the Constitution. Breitbart reports:
The House Judiciary Committee report, however, expands that definition to include what it calls “betrayal,” and declares: “Although the Framers did not intend impeachment for good faith disagreements on matters of diplomacy, they were explicit that betrayal of the Nation through schemes with foreign powers justified that remedy.
The report expands the definition of “treason” as follows:
“At the very heart of “Treason” is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security. Such betrayal would not only be unforgivable, 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.”
In releasing the report, House Judiciary Committee Chairman tweeted Saturday that Trump “betrayed our national security” — a claim that falls within the broad definition of “treason,” as expanded by his committee’s arguments….
The Democrats have already strained the boundaries of credulity by twisting the meaning of the word “bribery.” And let’s not forget that they’ve failed to prove any crimes or “quid pro quo.”
Now they seem intent of making fools of themselves by twisting another term, treason.
It’s an insult to the intelligence of the American electorate. And voters won’t forget it come next November.
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