Anyone who owes allegiance to the United States, waged war against them, or clung to their enemies by giving them help and comfort in the United States or elsewhere is guilty of treason and will die or be deprived of his liberty. for five years and fined under that title, but not less than $ 10,000; and will not be able to hold any office under the United States.
Betrayal, 18 USC Sec. 2381
Former military prosecutor Glenn Kirchner has never been afraid to aggressively explain why the public (and the Department of Justice itself) does not appreciate the seriousness of what happened on January 6, even those of us familiar with every element of what happened that day. Kirchner believes that one can easily prove every element needed to convict Trump of treason. Looking at Kirchner’s reasoning (VIDEO BELOW), this seems almost the most logical accusation. However, the possibility of accusing the president of such a crime is so far removed from what we once thought possible that it is simply difficult to put him in the right place. But rightly so, it certainly fits.
As president, Trump had the highest duty to the United States of any citizen, which has obviously been established. From there, Kirchner cites five elements proving that Trump “imposed war” on the nation.
First, Trump gathered his troops: “He called the Proud Boys and others, ‘back off and wait before their orders.’ He set the date for the Capitol attack, “Come to DC on January 6. It will be wild.” He deployed them and gave the order: “Go to the Capitol, fight the hell or you will no longer have a state”, go stop the certification.
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Kirchner points to the fact that Trump used the word “theft” to prove Trump’s corrupt intentions. It is also possible to point out the fact that John Eastman, Trump’s lawyer, told him that the whole plan, even the voter scheme, was illegal on January 4, according to the testimony of the commission.
Kirchner continues: “He then sat in the White House dining room for three hours watching the onslaught of people flocking, begging him to cancel his attacking dogs, but he did not. And we know that he was asked to send reinforcements to the Capitol to protect the people who were attacked, and he refused.
Kirchner points to the fact that it was Pence who had to issue the Capitol Reinforcement Order, something Pence was not allowed to do, almost proving that one element of the US government was at war with another (This is my interpretation). Trump also mentioned that Pence may need to be executed.
He summarizes it: “Katie, if what I just described is not a war against the United States, against the democratic process, then what is?”
Literally nothing. And “literally” is used literally. There is nothing clearer than imposing war on the United States. The only reason we haven’t heard the word betrayal mentioned in serious legal circles so far is that just over a third of the United States still supports Trump and believes all lies. If only five percent believed in Trump and the other 95 percent opposed what he did, the accusation would be viable. At the moment, the accusation could do more harm to the nation than let it go and accuse Trump of a less serious and provocative crime.
We are a nation with laws, but any action under these laws must bring full legitimacy to the population. Too many will simply not accept an accusation of treason. However, it may be more important for Trump to be responsible for this something all kinds of Fr.charging f Prosecution and prosecution at least retain the idea that no one is above the law.
Some believe that the best and most obvious way to prosecute and hold Trump accountable may be an accusation stemming from top-secret files that Trump took to Mar-a-Lago. Trump kept these files at the White House residence and took them to his Florida residence. Clearly, Trump valued these specific files, files that did not belong to him. Why? The answer can be as frightening as the elements of betrayal quoted above. In fact, it can fit almost the same crime.
If Trump takes national secrets to Mar-a-Lago to share them with someone else or sell them, it could also be considered treason. This will be accused of illegal possession of classified materials and will be a serious and easily proven crime, which will be controversial, but much less than the accusation of inciting treason.