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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Liz Cheney: Statements by Peter Strzok, Lisa Page ‘Could Well Be Treason’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said negative statements by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page while investigating President Donald Trump sounded “a whole lot like a coup” and added that it could even be “treason.”

Cheney said, “What is crucially important to remember here is that you had Stzrok and Page who were in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like we must stop this president. We need an insurance policy against this president. That in my view when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup, and it could well be treason."

She added, “Think about the fact that we had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement in this nation saying that they were going to stop a duly-elected President of the United States..."



Anonymous said...

Cheyney obviously does not know the definition of the word or is being willfully ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Obama / Hillary / Clapper/ Lynch / Comey / Cummings /

Pelosi / Schumer / Schiff / Brennan / = TREASON !!!!

Cortez & the rest too .......All the Demon-crats !!!!

Anonymous said...

Cheney smells a rat !!!

Anonymous said...

Treason is defined in Article III, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution: "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."
Sedition is defined as: A. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government. B. any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion. C. Archaic. rebellious disorder.
Under these definitions, we have been seeing acts of sedition.
The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18 of the U.S. Code (which includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses), specifically 18 U.S.C. § 2384. According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:

To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or
To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

Free Speech, Sedition, and Treason

In order to get a conviction for seditious conspiracy, the government must prove that the defendant in fact conspired to use force. Simply advocating for the use of force is not the same thing and in most cases is protected as free speech under the First Amendment. For example, two or more people who give public speeches suggesting the need for a total revolution "by any means necessary" have not necessarily conspired to overthrow the government. Rather, they're just sharing their opinions, however unsavory. But actively planning such an action (distributing guns, working out the logistics of an attack, actively opposing lawful authority, etc.) could be considered a seditious conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

Revolutions do not come with congressional approval and once the bullets start flying law is just words on paper.