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Trump calls discussions about removing him 'treasonous'

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By Jim MANNION

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 points to as evidence of a "deep state" conspiracy against him.

Yup, and treason is a crime. Time to start arresting people.

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Yup, and treason is a crime. Time to start arresting people.

Umm no, discussing the removal of POTUS is provided for in the 25th Amendment. Nothing treasonous or even illegal about it.

He recounts a meeting he did not attend but was witnessed by another FBI agent, in which Trump reportedly said he did not believe North Korea had missiles capable of reaching the United States because Putin had told him that.

!!!! Take Trump out of the equation; if any other president was dumb enough to mouth off such a statement, what would the reaction be? That's what needs to be investigated.

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Yup, and treason is a crime. Time to start arresting people.

They already have! Roger Stone was the 37th indictment and he won't be the last.

You gotta love Trump crying about treason. It doesn't get better than that.

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The 25th Amendment is there for a reason and it's not called treason. It's called checks and balances. If Trump and his people have a problem with that they can move to another country or work to repeal the amendment.

Any law enforcement officer worth his salt would have at least had the conversation about it based on Trump's behavior.

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Physical or mental incapacitation.

not because he fired your buddy.

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"To which the president replied, 'I don't care. I believe Putin.'"

That's it. That's your treason. Right there.

I hope justice is done when it comes to this foul miscreant and narcissist.

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The 25th Amendment is there for a reason and it's not called treason.

Can’t wait for next Dem president to be targeted by a hold over Trump DOJ official. This Trump official will hopefully record their private conversations and leak it to the media so as to pressure the cabinet to throw the Leftist president out of office. If Trump is lucky he can get the Dem kicked out of office.

But if the effort fails to evict the president it will likely damage the presidents standing- so since the 25th amendment “is there for a reason”, the damage inflicted in pursuing it will be worth the trouble.

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the damage inflicted in pursuing it will be worth the trouble.

Interesting how the far right are happy to see their country go up in flames, if only to rout the other team.

These are dark days but there's still hope that the sickly PotUS and his enablers can be removed. Then comes the boss of bosses in Moscow. That's another problem entirely.

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"To which the president replied, 'I don't care. I believe Putin.'"

The 25th Amendment provides that a president can be removed if the vice president and a majority of the cabinet determines he or she is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office.

I'm fairly sure "the office" doesn't refer to the Kremlin here.

There is nothing about a requirement of "being shot like Reagan" in the amendment. I'm pretty sure being a malignant narcissist who may have conspired with foreign agents to win an election and definitely takes their word over that of his own intelligence agencies, openly attacking people he nominated himself is an open and shut case of "unable to discharge the powers and duties".

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bass: Yes, it’s treasonous when you plot the removal of the President or you conspire to wear a wire in order to entrap the President to make a case.

Lots of things are illegal. Talking about this isn't one of them.

completely unable to function 

Unable or unwilling. And there are provisions for the President to respond, which doesn't often happen when someone is dead or is mentally incapacitated.

So when is Barr going to expose Mueller and Rosenstein and the witch hunt?

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Yes, it’s treasonous when you plot the removal of the President or you conspire to wear a wire in order to entrap the President to make a case.

Lololol That's still not treason, and what they entrap totally above board Donny on. Its almost like you're acknowledging Donny for the amoral fraud that he is.

Physical or mental incapacitation.

Or inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said office. You left that part out. Does saying, "'I don't care. I believe Putin'" sound like the kind of thing a president of sound mind would utter?

No, the 25 amendment was implemented to use if the President were shot as in Reagan’s case or if the President is mentally or physically incapacitated completely unable to function without the aid to perform their Presidential duties. Trump doesn’t meet any of those criteria’s.

Oh I see, that very different. So when was Clinton incapacitated in office?

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Funny,...I don't consider this treason at all. In fact I think it's very patriotic.

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A president who would rather believe in a person like Putin or Kim Jong rather than his own fellow Americans, could definitely be considered a traitor.

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So in effect the 25th amendment is in itself 'illegal and treasonous'.

I suppose he could have averted the Iraq wars by going to shake hands and and hug Saddam Hussein.

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You wonder what happened to Lindsey Graham. In 2016 he called Trump a “kook,” a “jackass,” “a race-baiting bigot,” and “the most flawed nominee in the history of the Republican Party.” Then in 2018 Graham stated, “He’s not, in my view, a racist by any stretch of the imagination”.

In 2017 Graham said there would be "holy hell to pay" if Jeff Sessions were fired by Trump. When Sessions was fired, no such holy hell payment was demanded by Graham.

Now Graham is threatening to investigate a so-called "bureaucratic coup" against his dear leader.

This guy has no backbone.

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Invoking the 25th will never happen. Though it could initially pass congress with a simple majority, Trump would certainly veto it, and an overturn would require 2/3, not reachable.

Plus, Trump would be made a martyr amongst his base. Dems have the firewall of the House and an increased number of governors, and the 2020 map is looking increasingly favorable. Let Trump take himself down - and the GOP senate majority with him.

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Yes, it’s treasonous when you plot the removal of the President

Pray tell what law was broken? An investigation into the president is not the same as treason. Just because Trump thinks it's so does not make it a fact!

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unable to? he is perfectly ABLE to, as seen by him doing all the things you simply dont like every single day.

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Unable or unwilling. And there are provisions for the President to respond, which doesn't often happen when someone is dead or is mentally incapacitated.

So when is Barr going to expose Mueller and Rosenstein and the witch hunt?

Not sure, we shall see. Funny how all the fired and failed FBI scum are now writing books, so once again, it’s all about them. Maybe that’s why they all are giving conflicting stories about each other.

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Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that that was not consistent with any of the intelligence our government possesses," McCabe said. "To which the president replied, 'I don't care. I believe Putin.'"

And HE accuses others of TREASON?? LOCK HIM UP!!!

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The man who avoided estate taxes on millions, laundered money for the Russians, paid hush money to porn stars and playmates, settled a fraud suit for $25M, gave state secrets to the Russians, has constantly lied and covered up conspiracy to commit election fraud, has committed multiple acts of obstruction and witness tampering-

That guy is complaining that two dedicated and honest public servants planned a "very illegal act".

The only thing you can say with certainty about trump, is that whatever he says, the opposite is the truth.

Trump is the greatest danger to the United States in our lifetime.

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Trump is the greatest danger to the United States in our lifetime

Nah, he is the greatest president in our lifetime if not ever.

That guy ( the president ) is complaining that two dedicated and honest public servants planned a "very illegal act".

Bwahahahaha, oh, Crazy, McCabe has zero credibility. He was fired from the FBI, he has lied under oath.

My question is why is he on a book tour and not in prison?

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Nah, he is the greatest president in our lifetime if not ever.

He wants retribution on satirists, calls sane discussions about his betrayal of the US "treason", assaults women and allegedly teens, welches on international deals, cosies up to dictators & is a serial pathological liar and racist.

I truly believe Trump supporters are anti-American.

They delight in America's downfall and loss of respect.

I don't believe they are American, either.

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It’s incomprehensible, as ever

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Patriots are the brave people standing firm against Liberals

Liberals are people with a different view than yours. They are not evil people. Many of them served their country in the military which very few conservatives here could muster the patriotism to do.

Conservatives are not evil people. There are good people on both sides.

Your partisanship is very unhelpful.

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