There’s that word again: Treason.
Trump means business when it comes to bringing justice to those who have been malevolently targetting him ever since he began his campaign for presidency back in 2016.
Lately the president, never one to cower in the face of persecution, has been very vocal about the real nature behind the Mueller Investigation, even taking to Twitter in order to hint at long jail sentences for those who spied on him with no concrete reason in doing so, whom he said committed treason.
Yesterday, Trump was asked to clarify on his statement regarding the “T” word, and he gave a list of names of those who he thinks betrayed their country and should be charged for it.
Among the names the president gave were former FBI Director James Comey and Andrew McCabe, who temporarily took over Comey’s position after Trump dismissed him before the president appointed Christopher Wray as Director and later fired McCabe as well.
Check out the clip of Trump’s specific accusation here:
For reference, here's Trump's original tweet claiming treason:
Trump's accusation of treason against the former FBI members has Twitter blowing up, coining the term as well.
Take a look:
NBC News has more:
The House is pursuing multiple open investigations involving the administration, including follow-ups to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Trump has denied subpoena requests for documents and testimony from congressional committees, setting up court battles with House Democrats.
He reiterated Thursday that he believes he is the victim of a long-running effort that meant to stop him from winning in 2016, delegitimize his presidency and remove him from office either through impeachment or by Democrats damaging him enough with investigations that he can't be re-elected.
He has charged that some of his adversaries are guilty of treason, and he was asked Thursday to provide the names of people who should be held accountable for a crime punishable by death.
Trump answered with a list of names: McCabe, Comey, former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former Justice Department official Lisa Page.
Strzok and Page exchanged text messages during the 2016 campaign — when the FBI was investigating Trump's operation — that disparaged him, and Trump says attempted to prevent him from winning.
Now, Trump says, Democrats in Congress are continuing their efforts.
"Without the 'treason' word — they don't feel they can win, so they're trying to do the thousand stabs," he said.
Congressional Democrats say that Trump has systematically abused the power of his office by summarily rejecting valid requests for information related to their legislative duties and a possible impeachment inquiry.
The Daily Caller also commented:
President Donald Trump accused multiple former FBI officials Thursday of committing treason for their role in the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
The president’s accusation came after a long diatribe at a White House event for farmers demanding that Democrats quit investigating him and focus on passing legislation. NBC News’ Peter Alexander brought up a Trump tweet wherein he said spying on his campaign constituted “treason,” and asked who specifically he believes committed treason.
“Who specifically are you accusing of treason?” Alexander asked.
“Well, I think a number of people,” the president replied. “You look at [Former FBI Director James] Comey, if you look at [Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe, if you look at people — hot people — probably higher than that, if you look at [Former FBI Agent Peter] Strzok, if you look at his lover, [Former DOJ Lawyer] Lisa Page.”