Dem congressman claims recent phone call between Trump and Putin may be ‘treason’

A Democrat congressman is claiming that a Friday phone call between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may equate to “treason.”

Trump took to Twitter on Friday to share the fact that he had a “very good conversation” with Putin by phone.

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“Had a long and very good conversation with President Putin of Russia. As I have always said, long before the Witch Hunt started, getting along with Russia, China, and everyone is a good thing, not a bad thing,” tweeted the president.

He then added that he and Putin discussed the ongoing situation in Venezuela and the “Russian Hoax,” in reference to the recent release of the Mueller report.

One would think “productive” talks between the United States and Russia would be something to celebrate, but Trump Derangement Syndrome has a funny way of clouding people’s judgements.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) seized on Trump’s tweets and used them as an opportunity to accuse the president of “treason.”

Source: Fox News

“Of course you had a very good conversation with Vladimir Putin – you referred to foreign interference in our election as the ‘Russian Hoax.’ Some might say that is treason,” wrote Pocan in reply to Trump’s tweets.

The congressman later tweeted that he wanted the GOP to question Trump about his phone call with Putin.

“Hey @GOPLeader [Kevin McCarthy], are you going to ask @realDonaldTrump about his ‘very good’ conversation with Vladimir Putin? Or are you just going to roll over like @SpeakerRyan did every chance he got?” tweeted Pocan. At the end of his statement, Pocan doubled down on the treason accusation by hashtagging the word. Check out the tweet below:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told press that the phone conversation between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin lasted for “over an hour,” but the Mueller investigation was only talked about “very briefly.” She said the majority of the phone call focused on the ongoing situation in Venezuela where protesters have taken to the streets in an effort to remove Nicolas Maduro from office.

Despite being a member of Congress, Mark Pocan seems to be incredibly confused about both the Mueller report and the definition of treason.

First, the Mueller investigation is over. The report has been released and it’s clear that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. If there was no collusion, then simple phone conversations between the two world leaders should not raise any red flags.

Second, treason is an incredibly serious accusation. It is one of the worst crimes a human being can commit. To say that Trump may be guilty of “treason” simply because he had a “productive” talk with Putin is ridiculous. It makes the word essentially meaningless when you throw it around in such relaxed fashion. It was once a serious taboo to accuse someone of treason. You didn’t do it unless you were absolutely sure. These days, a Democrat congressman is using the word as material for garbage tweets.


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