Former Democrat VP candidate Sen. Tim (who?) Kaine cried “Treason!” to reporters regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Treason is a crime against the Constitution of the United States. It’s the only crime defined there. It’s also about 100 light years away from anything (if anything) that could be thrown at the Trump campaign.
Let’s look at what the New York Times published about Treason Against the United States:
The Constitution confines the crime of treason to two species; First, the levying of war against the United States; and Secondly, adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. In so doing the very words of the Statute of Treason of EDWARD the THIRD were adopted; and thus the framers of the Constitution recognized the well settled interpretation of these phrases in the administration of criminal law which has prevailed for centuries in England.
Treason has ever been deemed the highest crime which can be committed in civil society; since its aim is an overthrow of the Government and a public resistance by force of its just powers, its tendency is to create universal danger and alarm, and on this account it has often been visited with the deepest public resentment
Did the Trumps commit the “highest crime which can be committed in civil society” by seeking dirt on the dirtiest politician, Grandma Nixon, to seek the office of president since the actual Nixon?
I think not.
By the way, the NYT published the above words in January, 1861, a few months before the Civil War.
With all due respect, Sen. Kaine has uttered pure jackassery.