Seth Abramson+ Your Authors @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. Proof of Corruption (preorder: & NYT bestsellers Proof of Conspiracy ( & Proof of Collusion. Sep. 29, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Trump's chief challenger in the GOP primary says he committed Treason.

That's unclear—but *if* cyberwar waged by a foreign nation to interfere with a U.S. election is "war," then yes, Trump committed Treason. He knew the favor he asked Ukraine would be used to interfere in 2020.

1/ Trump traded US military aid *intended to combat a geopolitical enemy of the US currently invading Europe*—Russia—in exchange for cyberwar by *another* nation (Ukraine) intended to interfere in the 2020 election. So that raises at least the *specter* of Treason on *both* ends.

2/ In other words, Mueller may have had it backwards: he said illegal solicitation of foreign campaign donations in the form of opposition research—as part of a cyberwar campaign against the US—might not fall under the illegal solicitation statute. That may be because it's worse.

You can follow @SethAbramson.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader