Treason, Not

As mentioned before here on Wizbang, Treason under the United States Constitution is quite narrowly defined:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Constitution of the United States
Article Three Section 3

This was done quite deliberately by the framers of our Constitution as the charge was remarkably flexible in England, and they sought to curb such abuses.

As is usual, the dhimmocratic party has failed to understand this.

Democrat Group Files Treason Complaint Against Roger Stone

A Democratic political group has filed a complaint with the FBI against Trump surrogate Roger Stone, alleging he is connected to the hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s email. The group alleges that Stone, of sartorial splendor and ill repute, had advanced knowledge of the hack, which was likely perpetrated by cyber actors near to…

So, to make a Treason charge stick, the prosecution must prove that:

1. The United States is (de jure or defacto) at war with the entity with which Roger Stone is allegedly cooperating.
2. That John Podesta is an Agent of the United States Government.
3. That John Podesta had access to information damaging to the war aims of the United States.
4. That the leak of John Podesta was actually arranged by or facilitated by Roger Stone.

Good luck with that.




P. S. The Daily Caller copy protections suck.

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