Epiphany: Treason and Trump
Article III, Section 3 Constitution of the United States states, in pertinent part, “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort..”
Both Houses of Congress should pass a “Joint Resolution” on the subject of the cyber attacks by Russia and other nations against the United States which makes clear, both to our adversaries and to the incoming Administration, the seriousness with which Congress views, and is prepared to take action over this issue.
Suggested language is as follows:
“The Russian Federation, by it's behavior, by, through, and on behalf of it's leader, Vladimir Putin, is now an “Enemy” of the United States, within the meaning of Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States”.
In passing this resolution, it should be made clear to the world that Russia and the United States are not at War, nor is this a declaration of such. It should also be made clear that the Russian Federation is not the ONLY “Enemy” of the United States, at this moment. It is just the only one named here and now for the sake of clarity.
The incoming Administration (and anyone who may decide to act in violation of any sanctions imposed by Congress) should be advised that any such behavior will now constitute “Treason against the United States” and is subject to prosecution as such, whether by Criminal prosecution or impeachment, or other removal from office, or both, depending on the position, if any, of the person or persons who may violate any existing or future sanctions against an “Enemy” of the United States.