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Dana Milbank: It's the season for treason, according to Trump

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21.04.2019

This must be the season for treason.

In the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, President Trump gave a lesson on American justice to the visiting South Korean president. Speaking about the Mueller investigation and its origins, Trump said: "This is actually treason."

This wasn't offhand. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the probe was a "Treasonous Hoax" and that "what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS." That same day, boarding Marine One, he reaffirmed that what Democrats and Justice Department officials did in the Mueller probe "was treason."

On April 6, he declared it's "about time the perpetrators ... start defending their dishonest and treasonous acts." He added an injunction associated with the Holocaust: "Never Forget!"

This has become routine. Trump told Fox News's Sean Hannity: "It was really treason. ... You are talking about major, major treason." Minor treason is a thing?

Trump has publicly invoked "treason" or "treasonous" on 26 occasions, according to the Factba.se compilation of Trump utterances. That's in addition to various and sundry "traitor" references. He began by accusing the likes of Bowe Bergdahl, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, then moved........

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