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.)
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 1, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)
To say that Trump is guilty of treason is quite a stretch. His comments did not levy war nor give aid and comfort to the enemy, but they did indicate he has questions about our intelligence network and how it operates and why. After the treatment he received back during the campaign and the interim period before taking office, and considering the number of Obama holdovers who are still hangers on in high places due to the Senate's inability to quickly confirm his nominees, it makes his feelings understandable. But there is no question that the President believes in his country and her institutions, he just wants them to focus on their business and not internal or party politics.
That his opponent violated many laws with the authorities conveniently looking the other way while they try and use a phony dossier as evidence against Trump for collusion, something which is not even a crime under federal statutes, is especially despicable. The CIA under John Brennan, the FBI under James Comey and even the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, are all now under question for the part they played, yet the media ignores that side of the story. And special emphasis is given to Comey's conduct of a so-called investigation without ever putting her under oath, never gathering her computer for review which is customary and his writing her findings before she was even interviewed. Both Clapper and Brennan are now being investigated for lying under oath the Congress while Trump has been charged with nothing after an investigation which has now been going on for almost two years by a Special Counsel team of lawyers who are all Clinton loyalists..
In the case of John Brennan, however, his most recent statements, the day after the President's joint press conference, calling on a shadow government to be formed to refuse to cooperate with the White House on intelligence issues is certainly in the realm of sedition. Mr. Brennan needs to watch his step, as do a number of members of Congress such as Maxine Waters and Steve Cohen with their loose tongues. There are many others.
We'll soon know more as the flow of real information is getting more active. It is even reported that Lisa Paige of the FBI countered much of what Peter Strzock said in his recent testimony and when one starts talking, the floodgates will open. I just hope American citizens will calm down, use their heads not their emotions and let the truth come out. Donald Trump is no angel, but he does love his country and he has done a lot to put people back to work while strengthening America. Contrast that with the actions of Obama, including the midnight flight of billions in cash to Iran as part of the deal with the Mullahs in their quest for nuclear development. For those who don't like the idea of a President who wants America to be the leader again, well, maybe you need a new home. Your choice, your decision, but Donald Trump will not be taken down by an investigation that is a sham.