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Donald Trump, Russia, and the Question of Treason

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Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Is giving an open platform to Russia treason? Allowing known interference into the Presidential election by Russia treason? Bringing aboard a cabinet member that welcomes Russia with open arms and supports their efforts, while defending illegal activities treason? In the last 24 hour period, seven different news outlets from Reuters to the Washington Post have reported on the story concerning Russian interference to get Donald Trump elected. Social media was aware of this much earlier with Russian citizens and bots attacking those who did not support Donald.

Stating that one admires the strengths of a person is not treason by itself, but to add an open highway for Russia into the voting for President or hiring a cabinet member who is an appeaser for Russia can edge itself into Treason.

More evidence is piling up linking Donald Trump to the Russian government, including the discovery of a secret server that existed solely to connect the Trump Organization to a powerful Russian bank, and a report that the FBI was informed that Vladimir Putin’s regime wanted to cultivate a relationship with the Republican nominee. as reported by Salon on November 1.

This evidence along with the above facts puts the potentially Electoral College voted President in murky water, if not wild rapids. It was also reported by The Hill that a former intelligence officer warned the FBI in July of “an established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit.” The evidence thickens as we see in July the beginnings of reported incidents concerning Trump and the Kremlin.

 Also reported by salon: Manafort has also been tied to Sergei Millian, the head of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce, since 2006. Millian has been publicly connected to Trump since 2014, and, according to the Financial Times, may have been seen as an intermediary between the Trump campaign and Russian business interests.

We now have established two connections to the Kremlin, Russia, and Putin. It is generally accepted to be evidence of consequence if there are three or more avenues of evidence. It has come to light as of late. Rex Tillerson has been named Secretary of State nominee for Donald Trump.

While the other leading candidates for the job hold largely traditional and adversarial views on Russia, the outgoing chief executive of Exxon Mobil has a history of close business ties to Putin, who bestowed the Order of Friendship on Tillerson in 2013.

It takes little ability to start connecting dots from point “a” to point “c”, while we will also see that there is a point “D” that connects these dots. One will have to go far to argue away the complete association between Putin and Trump, and the treasonous actions by the potential POTUS. “Trump’s choice of Rex Tillerson suggests he wants to make good on his promise to cut deals with Russia instead of containing it,” said Thomas Wright, who has written extensively on Trump’s foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.

Between Saturday and today, Sunday several reports have come out concerning the involvement of Russia in the American Presidential election:

U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign progressed, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Trump’s effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Reuter’s interview produced the following statements:

As summer turned to fall, Russian hackers turned almost all their attention to the Democrats. Virtually all the emails they released publicly were potentially damaging to Clinton and the Democrats, not Republicans, the official told Reuters.

“That was a major clue to their intent,” the official said. “If all they wanted to do was discredit our political system, why publicize the failings of just one party, especially when you have a target like Trump?”

In both cases, said the official, Putin’s campaigns in both Europe and the United States are intended to disrupt and discredit the Western concept of democracy by promoting extremist candidates, parties, and political figures.

In October, the U.S. government publicly accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. Obama has said he warned Putin about consequences for the attacks.

With the beginning evidence being so clear, precise and in-depth, it is not too far-fetched to believe the connection between the Trump campaign, the GOP, and Russia were in partnership to destroy the DNC candidate and create total turmoil within the voting structure in America.

The Political parties, both Republican and Democratic need to hold high-level meetings and investigations, and not allow Donald Trump to become the POTUS until these have concluded, and if they conclude he was treasonous, then the proper steps need to be taken.

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RANDY

I love America, and what the Constitution stands for. I love history and am aware of the sacrifices our forefathers went through to make America this free country. I am appalled that any American would desecrate her flag, spit upon her history, or warp her great history for their own greed. I believe the ingenuity and hard work of Americans have never been surpassed by any other society or country. I write what I see Americans are feeling. I do not fall into the trap of political rhetoric, nor do I believe that the Constitution gives all power to one branch as many do today. The civic duty, responsibility, and freedom that America affords each individual and this freedom should be taken seriously for all things that govern the common individual. NOT A REPUBLICAN NOT A DEMOCRAT. IF DESCRIBED, I AM A CENTRALIST WITH A CONSTITUTIONAL BIAS. A REAL PATRIOT. PART OF THE LOGICAL MAJORITY THAT LOOKS FORWARD

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