I watched “Meet the Press” this morning, May 28, 2017, as I have done for decades.
The top story was President Trump’s son in law and White House Presidential adviser and employee Jared Kushner trying to set up “back channel” communications and use Russian classified government communications systems to avoid United States government detection and monitoring.
For the first time, I heard the word “treason” and “espionage” used more than once, not only on the attempted backdoor channel set up but as well as the leaking and release of classified information to the Russians and other enemies of our country.
The Russian intervention with our elections was also discussed.
The big question is did President Trump instruct his son-in-law, his presidential or campaign staff to commit treason against his own country to get elected and promote his own financial self interests?
As someone who has read and studied our US Constitution, I always thought it was peculiar that our Founding Fathers would put “treason” as grounds for impeachment of a President, thinking that no duly elected President of the United States would ever commit treason against his own country, now I understand and know why it was put there.
I cannot help but feel that what is beginning to unfold in this country is the impeachment of a sitting President of the United States for treason for the first time in its history.
What also hit home is the fact that tomorrow is Memorial Day when we remember so many who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and our freedoms we cherish.