His Chief Strategist calls it “treasonous,” why won’t his party?

It isn’t often that I agree with former White House Chief Strategist (and white power sympathist) Stephen K. Bannon (although we are both fans of the visionary Strauss & Howe book, The Fourth Turning), but just today he was quoted in the media as saying two things I very much do agree with:

The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor — with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers. Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s***, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.


The chance that Don Jr did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/03/donald-trump-russia-steve-bannon-michael-wolff?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Let’s compare this against the definition of “treasonous” from the Oxford Dictionary Online:

Involving or guilty of the crime of betraying one’s country.

Promising and later delivering favors to a hostile foreign power in order to gain an advantage over an opponent in a democratic election certainly seems to qualify. But who else might be guilty of treasonous behavior? What about all of the Congresspeople who were elected to serve and protect the interests of the American people? They have chosen to turn a blind eye to our corrupt and unfit leadership, just to gain a temporary political advantage, which they seem to be using largely to enrich themselves and their already wealthy friends. That sounds pretty much like a betrayal of our country as well.

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