A leap of logic to sug­gest Donald Trump Jr. is a traitor

The Denver Post - - NEWS - Re: Richard Stacy,

“Is Donald Trump Jr. a traitor? Is this a faux scan­dal?” July 17 let­ters to the ed­i­tor.

Let­ter-writer Bar­bara Herbst com­pares Donald Trump Jr. to the traitor Bene­dict Arnold. She likens Trump’s ac­tions in meet­ing with a Rus­sian lawyer to those of Arnold when he worked for the Bri­tish to de­feat Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary troops. This hys­ter­i­cal leap of logic over­looks the fact that we were at war with Eng­land. For­tu­nately for all of us, we are not at war with Russia.

What Trump Jr. did was re­ally dumb, but it was not trea­son. What if the lawyer had in­for­ma­tion that Hil­lary Clin­ton, as sec­re­tary of state, re­ceived more than $2 mil­lion from Rus­sian oli­garchs con­nected to Vladimir Putin and, in re­turn, helped fa­cil­i­tate the Rus­sians gain­ing con­trol of 20 per­cent of our ura­nium? Would that not be le­git­i­mate fod­der? An April 23, 2015, New York Times ar­ti­cle was head­lined “Cash Flowed to Clin­ton Foun­da­tion Amid Rus­sian Ura­nium Deal.” The lawyer had no such in­for­ma­tion, but we al­ready know that is ex­actly what hap­pened.

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