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Ex-GOP congressman makes the case that Trump committed treason: ‘Not a far-fetched liberal fantasy’

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A Republican former congressman penned an op-ed Thursday that slammed his party-mates for considering the concept that Donald Trump committed treason a “liberal fantasy.”

“Under the Constitution an individual commits treason if the nation is at war and the person provides aid and comfort to the enemy,” former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-MO) wrote in an editorial for The Daily Beast. “This is an impeachable offense, committed by word or deed. It’s one that individuals need to start grappling with seriously because it is not some far-fetched liberal fantasy to conclude that Donald Trump may have committed treason.”

“In fact,” he continued, “the case is fairly simple to make.”

Laying out claims agreed upon by the intelligence community and special counsel Robert Mueller, Coleman argued that Russia’s cyber-attacks during the 2016 presidential election “meet the international criteria of an armed attack and an act of war against the United States.”

As such, the increasingly suspicious interactions between Trump campaign officials and Kremlin-linked individuals deserve close scrutiny, the former Missouri congressman wrote.

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“Did Trump assist Russia in its conduct of cyber war against the United States?” Coleman wrote. “Did the cumulative effect of the Trump campaign and Trump’s personal actions result in aiding and abetting a hostile nation?  Did Trump’s actions rise to the level of giving aid and comfort to an enemy?”

“These are extremely important issues and I suspect both Congress and the Special Counsel’s office will eventually be alarmed by the answers they find,” he concluded.

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‘Here is your 2 minutes of hate from a noun a verb and 9-11’: Rudy Giuliani ripped after lying about Rep. Omar

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Former lawyer to President Donald Trump went nuts spreading lies about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter Sunday, and what followed was a flood of people calling him out.

There is nothing racist about @realDonaldTrump. The criticism of#Squad is because of their hateful views of our federal agents, anti-semitism,referring to us as garbage etc.Have you ever heard them say,with its faults,the USA is the greatest country on earth. Maybe we can agree?

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Trump’s racist attacks on Dem lawmakers are a test run in case he faces Kamala Harris in 2020: MSNBC contributor

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Speaking with host Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon, an MSNBC contributor speculated that Donald Trump's racist attack on four female Democrats -- none of whom are white -- was a test run to see how far he can go attacking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) should she be his opponent in the 2020 general election.

According to Democratic strategist Don Calloway, Trump may not have a grand strategy, but he's in "campaign mode" which brings out his barely concealed inner-racist.

"I'm not one to ascribe a strategy to the president when it's clear he's not a deep thinker, but he is, however, in campaign mode," he explained. "I see this as a good campaign device for him to gin up his base, fueled by the xenophobia and race-based hatred."

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Here’s how lawyers enabling Trump’s obstruction can have their livelihoods stripped from them — by anyone

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In a column for the Daily Beast, a former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives laid out a simple way to force lawyers advising aides to Donald Trump to defy Congressional subpoenas -- or avoiding one themselves -- to stop giving bad advice by moving to have them disbarred.

According to Brad Miller, who represented North Carolina in Congress between 2003 and 2013, the way in which former President Bill Clinton's impeachment was handled -- and the penalty he eventually received -- is a road map for legal retaliation even if Democrats in Congress won't do it.

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