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A short explanation of “Treason”
Published December 17, 2001
The U.S. Constitution's definition of treason was the most restrictive of its time. Its "two witnesses" provision was unprecedented, and is unique in American law.
The drafters -- themselves just 12 years away from having committed treason against the English king -- were wary of its use in Britain, France and elsewhere as a weapon to silence political opponents.
As a consequence, it has rarely been prosecuted on these shores. Benedict Arnold, the American whose name is synonymous with treason, fled to England in 1779 before he could face charges for treason and died peacefully there.
Here is the reference to treason in the Constitution and a selection of prosecutions.
Article III, Section 3:
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.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
("Attainder of treason" referred to a practice in Europe at the time of impoverishing, ostracizing and banishing a traitor's family and descendants.)
Aaron Burr — third vice president of the United States, 1801-05, planned a Mexican "empire," 1807.
Sidelined politically and embittered after he killed archrival Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, Burr conspired with Gen. James Wilkinson to invade Mexico and establish an empire.
Wilkinson turned him in, and Burr was tried for treason in 1807, based on an accusation that his empire was to include parts of the western United States. Chief Justice John Marshall, who acquitted Burr, said that to prove treason, "war must actually be levied
against the United States ... conspiracy (to levy war) is not treason."
The Year 2017
We have a President of the United States, Donald Trump who just may be in deep trouble for his association with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and the #1 enemy of The United States of America. Trump’s son, son in law and campaign manager along with newly discovered associates of the Trump camp were involved in a “special” meeting with the Russian’s. Donald Jr. admitted via e-mails that issues in the meeting involved democratic presidential hopeful and opponent Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. The Trump camp wanted dirt on Hillary and the Russian’s came through with damaging information which would sway the presidential election and secure a win for the trump camp. Simply the meeting proved that there was collusion between the Trumps and Russia.
Since the hot seat for president Trump and Donald Jr along with son-in law Jared Kushner has become so hot that lawyers for the above traitors that they have tried to conjure up a scape goat to take the blame, by blurring the facts and take the American peoples mind off the Trumps and on to a different scenario. The latest victim of the Trumps blame it on someone else has now fallen on the United States Secret Service.
Trumps lawyer(Sekulow) tried to lay the blame on the USSS by making comments to these effects
“I wondered why the Secret Service, if this meeting was wrong why did the Secret Service let these people in?” going on to say “The president had Secret Service protection at that point..”
The Secret Service wasn’t going to take that sitting down. In a rare rebuke, it answered Sekulow’s question — and implicitly said he was wrongly trying to use the agency as a political weapon. "Donald Trump Jr. was not protected by the USSS in June 2016," the agency said "Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time."
Trump Jr. knows he is in deep doo-doo and is constantly changing his remarks, his memory of the Traitor/Russian meeting. But what is great about this is that government agencies are willingly to rebuke any untruths told by persons who are trying to defend the president. The actions by the USSS to bring forth the truth no matter who it is regarding keeps the faith for the ordinary citizens in their federal Government.
This issue will continue to be a headline topic. Congress and other agencies must get to the bottom of this treasonous action by the Trumps. Our elections must be protected from foreign governments. Russia wants democracy to fail and the Trumps want power and money so together democracy has been attacked. Democracy has prevailed against attacks for the past 240 years and will prevail against these people and their evil ways.
As far as I am concerned the collusion between the Trumps and Russia goes a lot deeper than we know at this time. I believe as time goes on new information will prove that a war waged against the US was not by men and missiles but by money owed, money received and other economic value for both Russia and the Trumps business ventures all across the globe. Hopefully our legal minds will see it the same way and end this side show.