The Denver Post published a letter to the editor that suggested President Donald Trump should be executed for treason on Saturday.
Suzanne Gagnon of Lakewood, Colorado, originally penned the letter as a response to Sen. Cory Gardner’s “insipid” response to Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, which — according to Gagnon — was representative of treason.
“If it walks like a traitor, and talks like a traitor, and acts like a traitor … it is a traitor. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed on a basis of far less evidence than is had on Trump and many in his administration” Gagnon wrote.
According to 18 U.S. Code 2381, “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
Gagnon was not the only one calling Trump’s meeting with Putin treasonous.
Former CIA director John Brennan sent the following tweet:
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018