I don’t know about you, but this seems like treason to me.

Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he hoped Russian intelligence services had successfully hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, and encouraged them to publish whatever they may have stolen, essentially urging a foreign adversary to conduct cyberespionage against a former secretary of state.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference here in an apparent reference to Mrs. Clinton’s deleted emails. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

The fact Donald Trump – a major party’s presidential nominee – would encourage a foreign country to engage in espionage against the United States is absolutely appalling, and it shows how supremely unqualified Trump is to serve as our nation’s Commander in Chief.

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3 Responses to Donald Trump’s treason

  1. Wis. Conservative Digest says:

    Funny, he just called the attention to the failures of Hillary to follow all the laws and regulations of the country. She has exposed secrets of this country to the Russians and everyone else. This is brilliant way to find out what the Russians know. Yeah for Donald.

  2. John Casper says:

    Zach, thanks.

    IANAL, but it appears to meet charging requirements of this statute:
    “U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 19 › § 373
    18 U.S. Code § 373 – Solicitation to commit a crime of violence

    (a) Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands,

    [induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct,]

    shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half of the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the crime solicited, or both; or if the crime solicited is punishable by life imprisonment or death, shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years.”

    Brackets are mine.

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