On Tuesday, investigative journalist and Donald Trump biographer, David Cay Johnston called out the president for being a “clear and present danger to our liberties.”
In an interview with SiriusXM radio’s Dean Obeidallah, Johnston said that Trump is a “traitor.”
“I believe quite clearly in the political sense that [Trump] is a traitor. What I mean by that is that you cannot commit treason today because under our Constitution you can only do that if Congress has declared war and the last time we were at war was in 1945,” he said.
“But is he traitorous? Yeah, absolutely he’s traitorous and whether he is witting or unwitting is kinda of beside the point. He is pushing the agenda of Vladimir Putin who attacked this country in the 2016 election,” Johnston said.
“One of Putin’s principal goals is to destroy democracy. He knows if he can make people distrust their voting system and the outcomes of elections he wins,” he said. “Any other president would’ve stood to him but not Donald Trump because Trump is a dictator in waiting.”
He added, “He is a clear and present danger to our liberties. And the Republican Senators and Congress members who won’t’ stand to him that should worry us greatly.”
Donald Trump: ‘I’m actually a very honest guy’
During an interview with ABC News that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that he resented former special counsel Robert Mueller's report because it didn't tell "the truth" and he is an "honest guy"... but also said that he would not have a problem with accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power.
The comments about Trump being an "honest guy" occurred when the president segued to the topic of the Mueller report after an unrelated question about polling in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.
Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.
“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.
“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”
Trump buried by ex-US Attorney for claim the Constitution allows him to do what he wants: Even Bill Barr ‘won’t go that far’
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance slapped aside Donald Trump's claim that Article II of the Constitution "allows me to do whatever I want," as the president put it.
Addressing the president's claim, made during an interview on ABC with host George Stephanopoulos, law professor Vance bluntly pointed out that the president is no constitutional scholar.
After watching a clip of Trump claiming unchecked power as president, Vance was asked what she thought of his claims.