President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have passionately denied that anyone connected with Trump’s campaign or administration had anything to do with any Russian operative who was looking to interfere with Election 2016. The world now knows that is a lie.
Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr., all have confirmed ties with Russians whose expressed intentions were to ensure that Trump win the election. In an effort to save himself, Trump’s new claim is that he didn’t know that the three people with whom he likely had the most contact with during the majority of his campaign, had met with various Russians.
Some things just aren’t adding up. The Trump administration’s lack of transparency in all things, coupled with Trump’s admission that he fired James Comey because of the Russia investigation, isn’t by chance and the former infraction makes the latter one look and feel like more than just obstruction of justice. In fact, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) feels Trump could be teetering on the line between obstruction of justice and treason.
According to Kaine:
‘The investigation ― it’s not, nothing is proven yet, but we’re now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what’s being investigated. This is moving into perjury, false statements and even into potentially treason.’
Kaine knows a little something about the law. A 1983 Harvard Law School graduate, Kaine was a practicing attorney for 17 years before moving into politics. Ironically, ethics was one of Kaine’s specialties; in fact he taught legal ethics at the University of Richmond School of Law for six years.
Kaine isn’t the only D.C. lawmaker to weigh-in on the the latest development in the Trump-Russia saga. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), demanded that Donald Trump Jr. testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to provide an explanation as to why he though his meeting with the Russian attorney was appropriate.
‘We are talking about the wellspring and pride of our democracy – free and fair elections without foreign interference.’
Possible treason, perjury and Senate Intelligence Committee/Special Counsel investigations, all within the first six months of being in office. Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be making anything great.
Kaine’s assertion that Trump’s current conundrum could be treason, is below:
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