Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who is challenging President Trump in the Republican primaries, proclaimed Monday that the president committed treason through his controversial phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky -- adding that the punishment for treason is death.
The statement drew a swift rebuke from the Trump campaign.
“The media’s affliction with Trump Derangement Syndrome has driven them into an actual discussion of the proposed execution of the President of the United States,” communications director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News. “In severe cases of TDS such as this, immediate consultation with a physician is recommended.”
Weld was responding to claims that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden -- the son of former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden -- and threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine as leverage. Trump has denied wrongdoing.
“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election, it couldn’t be clearer. And that’s not just undermining democratic institutions, that is treason," Weld said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It’s treason pure and simple. And the penalty for treason under the U.S. Code is death. That’s the only penalty.”
Weld then referred to impeachment as a possible alternative to a criminal case, stating, “The penalty under the Constitution is removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal.”
Weld’s mention of the death penalty later ignited a conversation about the “legal framework” of the claim. Weld again said, “The only penalty for treason is death, it’s spelled out in the statute.”
While the U.S. Code does list the death penalty as a punishment for treason, Weld’s claim that it is the only penalty is false. Treason is covered by 18. U.S. Code § 2381, which says that a person guilty of treason “shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
When Fox News asked Weld’s campaign about this, they did not immediately respond.
Weld's comments came during a joint television appearance with the two other longshot Republicans challenging Trump in next year's primary: former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh. They have joined together to protest the canceling of GOP presidential primaries in some states in 2020.
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Kavanaugh 'must be impeached,' top Dems say, as new uncorroborated allegation surfaces
Top 2020 Democratic contenders Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Julian Castro announced on Sunday that Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh "must be impeached," after a new, uncorroborated and disputed allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh surfaced in a weekend New York Times piece.
The revitalized, longshot push to get Kavanaugh removed from the high court comes as Democrats' apparent effort to impeach President Trump has largely stalled. Trump, for his part, suggested Sunday that Kavanaugh should sue for defamation.
The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, adapted from their forthcoming book, asserted that a Kavanaugh classmate, Clinton-connected nonprofit CEO Max Stier, "saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared to make another stark prediction about climate change this week, suggesting an entire city would vanish within "a few years."
Ocasio-Cortez was touting her "Green New Deal" program at a NAACP forum Wednesday when she addressed critics who have called her plans "not realistic."
"What is not realistic is not responding to the crisis -- not responding with a solution on the scale of the crisis," she said. "Because what's not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years. That's not realistic. So, we need to be realistic about the problem."
n a video last month, Ocasio-Cortez said the alternative to large-scale solutions was large amounts of people dying from climate change's impacts.
"We need to start getting comfortable with how extreme the problem is," she said, "because only until we accept ... how bad climate change is and how bad it can be for our children's lives, are we going to be comfortable pursuing really big solutions."
Conservatives previously mocked Ocasio-Cortez when she suggested that the world only had 12 years to support life because of climate change.
Ocasio-Cortez, in turn, derided Republicans for failing to recognize what she described as "sarcasm."
The freshman congresswoman has also called for a ban on single-use plastic and predicted that melting glaciers could release ancient diseases with unknown effects on humans.
Kavanaugh accuser's lawyer said allegations could help undermine abortion rulings: 'Part of what motivated Christine
The attorney who represented Christine Blasey Ford during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court contentious confirmation hearings said in a speech earlier this year that Ford was motivated to come forward in part by a desire to tag Kavanaugh's reputation with an "asterisk" before he could start ruling on abortion-related cases.
The high-powered progressive lawyer, Debra Katz, made the remarks at the University of Baltimore’s 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference, entitled "Applied Feminism and #MeToo." Her comments were first quoted in the book "Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh" by Ryan Lovelace, which Fox News has obtained.
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I called Sing out for being a fraud a few weeks back on our site and now the truth, or most of the truth is out. We may never know the real damage caused by HIS actions to the many people that befriended HIM and the money that HE scammed from good honest folks.
While we at the Korner pity HIM, and the supposed mental illness HE has, it still doesn't excuse the fact that Sing (fake persona) does know the difference between right and wrong.
We wanted to protect our friends and visitors from further harm so this is why we called HIM out. We did some investigative work and HE was caught in a web of lies and deceit. There were many that helped find the proof of HIS true identity and of those that told their stories of being fooled into giving HIM money from his fake mishaps and sob stories.
You can process this anyway you wish, but it needed to be stopped. Hopefully he gets the help he needs and can seek forgiveness from those he hurt, but we may never know.
You will have to judge on whether you believe HIM or if this is still a continuation of the scam. At least you are now aware of Him and that He has many different disqus persona's that you need to watch for.
I've posted the link that brought everything to a head and also HIS confession below. You will have to do a little digging (as the thread is long and a bit jumbled) to see the evidence that was brought forward to make HIM admit to the scams.
A Message From Singaling For Everyone. (The Truth).
SingaLing ✒ 🎸 🎤📢 🎹
@Singflatly 9 hours agoHello to everyone. I am posting this message to clear the air. I am not going to get into a heated battle with people who have made up their minds about me. I am only here to tell the truth and explain where I am coming from and give the God's honest truth.
First of all. It is absolutely true that Tom help me. As did TG and a couple of other Disqus friends. He did. I asked for his help when my pc died and over the course of several month he helped me many times as well. He said at one point it was putting a strain our our friendship and that worried me and that was the last time he sent help. We had known each other for years and he reached out to me several times well before he helped me because he had questions about God and becoming a Christian. We spoke for months about that and ultimately Tom accepted the Lord Jesus. He is in Heaven now and I will always be very grateful to God for saving him. I live on a tiny disability because of many issues I have. I have several mental health issues and have since my early childhood. I suffer from Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety and Dissociation. Dissociation used to be referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder. I was diagnosed twice by the leading doctor in that field in Canada, as well as a Christian psychologist. I have a personality disorder that helps me cope with both childhood and adult trauma. I will not get into the trauma itself, except to say that I wouldn't wish any of it on my worst enemy. I am also a very devout Christian. God saved me out a horrible childhood and my faith is the most important thing in my life. However, my issues are overwhelming and it's a daily struggle for me. I love God and I love people. I will do anything and pray for anyone to share my faith. I shared my faith with Tom over many months after he requested to speak with me about my faith. Tom did help me a whole lot. I now realise it had put a strain on our friendship, but he barely mentioned that to me. In hindsight I realize that I should have been more thoughtful about what he'd said. Although it did concern me, we spoke several times afterwards and I thought we were ok. I was helped by other people on Disqus as well. I live alone and have virtually no contact with family. I do understand the confusion and anger, however, many things being said about me are inaccurate. I am not a person who has conned anyone. I have not committed any criminal act. Not once when I was helped did I think to myself I was using anyone or taking advantage of anyone. I simply needed the help and asked. I will also admit that I used poor judgement and should have thought more carefully about asking friends online for help knowing that I have mental health issues that they would not understand. While I always speak from the heart and care about everyone on online, I suffer from Dissociation and that makes things complicated. I am most certainly a devout Christian, but I sometimes use bad judgement and with my complex mental health issues I admit that misunderstandings can occur. I am not what has been said. I am not a con man and I have not intended for one single moment to take advantage of anyone. I also am aware that some things posted are wholly inaccurate and I am being said to be guilty of criminal activities and it's not true. I am simply a person who loves God and people and I have been thoughtless in that it didn't really sink in that I might be perceived as someone who is taking advantage of people. I have been on Disqus for many years and I only in the last couple of years asked for help financially. As for my novel go fund me link, yes, I absolutely am writing a Christian fiction novel and the link is to raise money for formatting, editing and cover costs. I am thankful to all who sent a donation and the money is meant for the book itself.
One final thing I want to say, and this is hard for me as a Christian and as someone who has fought my whole life to cope, but even with the grace of God it's sometimes necessary to defend yourself in the best way you can growing up. That for me means protecting myself through my dissociation. It is formally known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Without it I would have never survived. As Singaling I have posted for years and you all have known me as her. She is a very real part of me, but in truth I was born male. I suffer from MPD and although it's a complex issue, it's something that is very real to me and she is a part of my life and a part of me. I am thankful to God that I have made it this far, however, I now worry whether I will get through this ordeal. I have been very stressed and depressed since this all unraveled and now I am scared and feel like things are only going to get much worse. But that is my problem to deal with. I love you all and I always pray for you all every day. I wish you all well and the total grace of God Almighty and I pray you all understand that every word I have posted in this message is the truth. I have learned a hard lesson and feel terrible that my attempt at sharing my faith and being a part of this online community has caused so much hurt and confusion due to the fact that I have no one offline to reley on and help me and I thought asking friends on the net was ok. I wanted nothing more than to share my faith and be kind to everyone. But I understand that people feel I was misleading them. It never occured to me to simply come out and explain my Dissociation at the begining and let people know that.
Take care. :)
God bless you all. Love Singaling. :)