(In response to MountainBiker’s last post)
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States,
levies war against them or
adheres to their enemies,
giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere,
is guilty of treason and shall suffer death,
or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)
Does the President of the United States OWE allegiance to the United States? Of course.
Has he levied war against the United States? One could argue same. Guilty? Maybe, maybe not….
Has he adhered to our enemies? No question – he’s importing them!. Guilty.
Has he given our enemies aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere? Guilty on both counts.
Therefore, he would seem guilty of treason without any stretch of the definition, on multiple counts.
The same questions (and conclusions) are in order for the failed presidential candidate/former Secretary of State, the current Secretary of State, the current Attorney General, the UN Ambassador, and a whole host of others.
These are not mere privates or civilian spies. Given their high offices and responsibilities, is there anyone for whom the maximum penalty would be MORE in order? [That’s a rhetorical question – not intended to put anyone here on the line with an excuse for “them” to take personal action against a loyal citizen.]