Has the President Committed Treason?

What is sedition?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, sedition is “language or behaviour that is intended to persuade other people to oppose their government”.

While Donald Trump currently heads the US administration, his leadership will not last much longer.

When Mr Trump is no longer in office, any sign of encouraging his supporters to oppose the new Government could be seen as sedition.

Congress today has been tasked with formally certifying the November election results, in a debate that was expected to stretch for several hours as some Republican lawmakers – including Mike Pence – sought to throw out election results in states the president narrowly lost.

Treason under the US legal perspective is defined as someone who owes allegiance to the United States that “levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere”.

When Mr Trump leaves the White House, it may become clearer whether he could face prosecution for his conduct related to the election. Read HERE.

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