TRUMP, TREASON, AND THE NUREMBERG TRIBUNAL
Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. Phd. JD, has written an essay on the latest hullaballoo surrounding President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki. Former CIA Director John Brennan, among others, has called Trump’s action “treasonous”. Dr, Vieira discusses the Constitutional meaning of Treason, and the President’s role in conducting foreign relations, as outlined in the Constitution.
As most readers of this commentary probably are aware, the dark forces desperate to remove Donald Trump from the Office of President are attempting at this writing to frame a case in “the mainstream media” for his impeachment on the basis inter alia that, in seeking to improve relations between the United States and Russia, Mr. Trump is committing “Treason”. Now, the Constitution does provide that “[t]he President * * * shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason”.1 And it does further provide that “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort”.2 Beyond dispute, however, is that Mr. Trump has done nothing which amounts to “levying War against the[ United States]”. So his supposed “Treason” must entail “adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort”, with Russia cast in the rôle of an “Enem[y]” in the constitutional sense of that term.
Read the essay here.