Note to Georgia’s Republican Congressmen and Senators: Are you aware that you are committing treason? Keep reading.
The announcement on July 13 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had secured the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers is a watershed in the history of Russian interference in U.S. elections. As anyone with an ounce of common sense knows, the detailed indictments blasts into oblivion the Donald Trump/Republican assertions that the whole Russian investigation is nothing but a witch hunt and fake news. Those words, themselves, are now revealed as the real fake news.
Trump and his Republican lapdogs have been caught with their pants down. They have been shown, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to have been lying to the American people and to be dupes or outright agents of Vladimir Putin.
Remember: U.S, intelligence services have stated for two years that they had the irrefutable evidence that Russia had interfered massively in the U.S elections in 2016. Further, the evidence proved that the interference was designed to help Trump get elected President and to discredit Hillary Clinton.
The intelligence services also have stated without reservations that the Russian cyberwarfare is continuing, becoming more sophisticated, and is being and will be used in the 2018 elections.
After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments at a news conference, Daniel Coates, director of national intelligence, told an audience at the Hudson Institute think tank that the “warning lights are blinking red again” that Russian will attempt to interfere with the November 2018 elections. He said the last time the nation encountered this frequency and intensity of threat indicators was in the lead-up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee on July 3, 2018, issued a bipartisan report backing the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to aid President Donald Trump and is continuing its efforts to undermine U.S. democracy. The report capped 14 months of an exhaustive review of the evidence.
The Committee’s finding revealed Russia meddled in far more extensive ways than previously known and constituted a strong rebuke to Trump and many of his allies who continue to cast doubt on the finding from the intelligence community that Moscow carried out an operation to help his candidacy and hurt Hillary Clinton.
Trump, of course, has made his denial of the accuracy of the reports of Russian meddling a cornerstone of his presidency. His denial equals in vehemence his denial that his campaign colluded with the Russian effort to get him elected.
Trump has gone further that denigrate U.S. intelligence services. He has repeatedly given more weight to Putin’s denial of the allegations than to the unanimous opinion of those services, fully backed by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Mueller’s indictment of the 12 Russian intelligence officers for crimes committed in 2016 has not altered Trump’s willingness to accept Putin’s denials. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein briefed Trump on the pending indictments before Trump left for his visits this month to the NATO summit, Great Britain, and a summit with Putin in Helsinki scheduled for July 15.
Even after receiving the Rosenstein briefing that laid out the details of Russian meddling in U.S. elections, Trump publicly repeated his assertion that the whole matter was nothing but a witch hunt and fake news. His position gives every indication that Trump will fail to take a strong stand on the issue in his meeting with Putin.
A White House statement issued after the public revelations of the indictments showed conclusively that Trump and Republicans remain blithely unconcerned about Russia’s war on America. The statement chortled that the indictments said nothing about Trump campaign officials colluding with Russia. The WH statement did not:
- Denounce Russia or Putin for his intelligence services criminal acts against America
- State any retaliatory measures would be taken
- Warn Russia against any further attacks
- State any steps would be taken to counter further Russian cyberwarfare campaigns
Let there be no doubt about the seriousness of what Trump is doing. Russia under Putin has declared war on the United States and is attacking the U.S. every day. President Donald Trump is sacrificing the vital national interests of the United States on the altar of being Putin’s lap dog. In his 19 months in office, Trump has recklessly and consciously betrayed his country by rejecting the proven reality that Russia is waging war against the United States of America.
Donald Trump has proven himself to be an agent of Vladimir Putin. Whether from being paid, duped, or blackmailed is a moot point. Every word Trump speaks and every deed he performs are exactly what a Putin agent would be saying and doing. Putin did his part to get Trump elected. Trump repays him the favor by turning a blind eye to his depredations and obsequiously praising him.
If you do not believe Trump is Putin’s agent, tell us how your examination of the evidence leads to that conclusion. What is the alternative?
Georgia Republicans Are Committing Treason
Section Three of the U.S. Constitution reads: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
Although there is a definitive “or” between the words “levying war” and “providing aid and comfort,” the legal consensus seems to be that treason can only be committed if U.S. is waging war.
That is now a moot point. The indictments, the findings of our intelligence services, and the report of the Senate Intelligence Committee leave no doubt that we are under attack by Russia.
And by any reasonable definition of those words, refusing to punish Russia for its attacks on America and refusing to take any steps to prevent the attacks from continuing, is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
In short, as of right now, Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, Karen Handel, and their staffs are committing treason against the United States.