Trump announces that he either hasn’t read or doesn’t understand constitutional definition of “treason”

Source: Business Insider

“Former President Donald Trump said that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, committed ‘treason’ if reports of him secretly contacting China to head off a potential conflict are true. Speaking on conservative network Newsmax on Tuesday, Trump was asked about extracts from a new book, ‘Peril,’ by veteran reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The authors claim that Milley … contacted a top Chinese general to establish a secret backchannel and avoid unnecessary conflict. It was the second call Milley had made to Gen. Li Zuocheng, with Milley having also called him just before the November election to assure him the US was stable and not planning any attacks, they said.” [editor’s note: Absent a congressional declaration of war, a presidential order to attack China would be illegal; with such a declaration, it would not be a surprise. One US general assuring a general from a country with which the US is not at war that the US is going to follow the law is not “treason” – TLK] (09/15/21)