Benedict Arnold is probably the most infamous traitor in American history for offering to surrender the stronghold of West Point to the British. Arnold’s name has become synonymous with treason. Arnold’s plot was exposed in the nick of time and he fled the U.S. for Britain, where he lived in exile in disgrace.
Aaron Burr is another infamous traitor in U.S. history. Thomas Jefferson’s first Vice President is best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. However, very few people know that Burr schemed with Britain after that duel to break away part of the U.S. to form up a new country in which Burr would be the president. Burr was caught and was put on trial for treason in Richmond, Virginia. The former vice president was acquitted on a technicality in 1807 in what was then the trial of the century.
Trump is now in a spirited competition with Arnold and Burr to become the most infamous traitor in U.S. history. Yes I just accused the former TV reality star of treason. Let’s take a look at the record, shall we?
Trump’s treason stems from his solicitation of the assistance of our enemies in his election campaigns. The former TV reality star in both 2016 and 2020 has asked Russia and China, respectively, to undermine the integrity of U.S. elections. At the time of writing this piece, Trump may already be recruiting Putin’s support.
The Mueller investigation did an excellent job in proving that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections with the goal of helping Trump win. It was also the consensus of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the Republican majority Senate Intelligence Committee that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections to assist Donald Trump.
“The investigation established multiple links [to] Trump Campaign officials,” including “Russian offers of assistance to the Campaign. In some instances, the Campaign was receptive to the offer, while in other instances the Campaign officials shied away.” — Mueller report, p. 173
SCHIFF: During the course of this Russian interference in the election, the Russians made outreach to the Trump campaign, did they not?
MUELLER: That occurred. […]
SCHIFF: The campaign welcomed the Russian help, did they not?
MUELLER: We report indications that that occurred, yes. [….]
SCHIFF: The president himself called on the Russians to hack Hillary’s emails?
MUELLER: There was a statement by the president on those general lines.
SCHIFF: Numerous times during the campaign the president praised the releases of the Russian-hacked emails through Wikileaks?
MUELLER: That did occur. […]
SCHIFF: Apart from the Russians trying to help Trump win … Donald Trump was trying to make millions from a real estate deal in Moscow?
MUELLER: You’re talking about the hotel in Moscow? Yes.
SCHIFF: When your investigation looked into these matters, numerous Trump associates lied to your team, the grand jury, and to Congress?
MUELLER: A number of people we interviewed in our investigation, it turns out did lie. […]
SCHIFF: When the president said the Russian interference was a “hoax,” that was false, wasn’t it?
MUELLER: True. […]
SCHIFF: In short, your investigation found evidence that Russia wanted to help Trump win the election, right?
MUELLER: That would be accurate. […]
SCHIFF: Russia committed federal crimes in order to help Donald Trump?
MUELLER: You’re talking about the computer crimes charged in our case? Absolutely.
SCHIFF: Trump campaign officials built their messaging strategy around those stolen documents?
MUELLER: Generally that’s true.
SCHIFF: And then they lied to cover it up?
MUELLER: Generally that’s true.
Further along, this exchange occurred:
SCHIFF: I gather you believe knowingly accepting foreign assistance during a presidential campaign is an unethical thing to do.
MUELLER: And a crime in given circumstances.
SCHIFF: …also unpatriotic.
Last week, we learned that Trump had advance information of the 2016 Russian intelligence operation against Hillary Clinton— Roger Stone told Trump that Wikileaks was going to release the emails stolen by the Russians. Subsequently, Trump actively worked to benefit from that Russian intelligence operation.
Russia isn’t the only U.S. enemy that supports Trump — we have also recently learned that Trump has sought the assistance of communist China in his 2020 re-election campaign.
At the G20 summit in June 2019, Trump begged Chinese president Xi for help: “Make sure I win. Buy a lot of soybeans and wheat and make sure we win.” Bloomberg has reported: “In Beijing, officials have come around to support 4 more years of Trump.”
Trump wants Russia and China — not the U.S. people to select the next president. If Trump is re-elected, he will owe his office to America’s arch-enemies. That is the very essence of treason and would be unprecedented in American history. I would urge to you to vote for America — vote for Joe Biden.