Forward Kentucky: Question: Is this treason?


A number of crimes are mentioned in our Constitution, but treason is the only crime specifically defined there. And, unlike other nations that include speech and protest as potentially treasonable, our Constitution admits just two actions as constituting treason: “levying war against the US, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

Our question for today, then, is simple: Given this definition of treason, has President Trump committed treason against the United States?

Most scholars understand “levying war” to mean raising an army of some sort and carrying out military attacks against the United States. Therefore, we can dismiss that part of the act of treason.

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