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Memo to Trump: If this be ‘treason,’ make the least of it

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When ordinary people too cavalierly throw around the word “treasonous,” they devalue civil discourse and constitutional understanding. When a president wantonly uses the word, he himself is being almost, well, treasonous.

And if that second sentence above is a slight overstatement, even with the modifier “almost” included, well, it’s still a lot closer to truth and reason than it was for President Trump to tweet the accusation Monday morning at two top law-enforcement officials. Trump concluded a series of tweets by saying that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe had done something “ illegal and treasonous” in questioning his fitness for office.

No, Mr. President. What they did was patriotic by some lights, and at the very least was dutiful. But what you do by your charges of “treason,” coming from the Oval Office, is........

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