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What Treason Looks Like

What does treason look like in the 21st century? In the wake of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, President Donald Trump undeniably engaged in actions that constitute treason. From spreading outright lies to inciting violent insurrection, the evidence—both audio and video—paints a clear picture. Here’s a comprehensive look at the key actions that unequivocally demonstrate his betrayal to fellow citizens and to the nation as a whole.


January 6th was Pre-Meditated

Evidence of premeditation comes from a recorded audio of Steve Bannon, a close Trump ally, discussing plans to disrupt the certification of the election. In the audio, Bannon explicitly states that Trump intended to declare victory regardless of the actual results, suggesting a premeditated strategy to undermine the election. This recording underscores that the events of January 6 were not spontaneous but part of a well-thought-out plan to retain power by any means necessary.



Incessant Spreading of False & Fraudulent Information

President Trump embarked on a relentless campaign to spread false and fraudulent claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him. Despite numerous court rulings, recounts, and investigations confirming the election’s integrity, Trump continued to push baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud. His actions sowed doubt and mistrust among the American public, undermining the democratic process.



Plotting to Replace (Another) Attorney General

In a short four years, Trump ran through Jeff Sessions, Matthew Whitaker and Bill Barr. After Barr resigned in December 2020 due to the distance he wanted to create from his integrity and Trump's lie. In a brazen attempt to subvert the Department of Justice, Trump corruptly planned to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who supported his false election claims. Trump intended to use the DOJ to lend credibility to his baseless allegations, showing his willingness to manipulate federal agencies for personal gain.



Pressuring Vice President Pence

Trump applied intense pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count the certified electoral votes on January 6, 2021, a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal law. Despite Pence’s clear lack of authority to overturn the election results alone, Trump continued to demand his compliance, furthering his agenda to undermine the electoral process.




Coercing State Election Officials and Legislators

Trump persistently pressured state election officials and legislators in key battleground states to alter the election results in his favor. In a recorded phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Trump demanded that he “find 11,780 votes,” illustrating his blatant attempts to subvert the will of the voters.

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Creating False Electoral Slates

Trump’s legal team, along with other associates, orchestrated a scheme instructing Republicans in multiple states to create and transmit false electoral slates to Congress and the National Archives. This action was part of a broader strategy to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College results, further undermining the legitimacy of the election.



Summoning & Assembling a Violent Mob to Attempt a Coup

On January 6, 2021, Trump summoned a large crowd of his supporters to Washington, D.C., and directed them to march on the U.S. Capitol. His inflammatory rhetoric and baseless claims of a stolen election incited the mob to violence, leading to the storming of the Capitol in an attempt to halt the certification of the Electoral College vote. A failed coup turned into a wildly successful insurrection. Prompting oath bearers nationwide to sit up straight and reconcile their fidelity to their promise.



Ignoring Pleas for Assistance During Capitol Violence

As the violent assault on the Capitol unfolded, Trump ignored multiple pleas from lawmakers, aides, and even family members to intervene and stop the violence. His failure to take immediate action to quell the insurrection and instruct his supporters to leave the Capitol starkly highlights his abdication of duty and complicity in the events.



Conclusion

The evidence against President Trump is overwhelming and irrefutable. His actions following the 2020 election were not just reckless—they were treasonous. From spreading false information to inciting a violent insurrection, and premeditating these actions, Trump’s behavior constitutes a clear betrayal of the nation he swore to serve. The American public must recognize and confront this reality to safeguard the integrity of our democracy.


 

FAQs


Q: What evidence exists against President Trump?

A: There is substantial audio, video, and documentary evidence, including recorded phone calls and public statements, proving Trump’s actions.


Q: Why is Trump’s pressure on Vice President Pence significant?

A: Trump’s demand that Pence refuse to count certified electoral votes was a direct violation of constitutional and legal norms, highlighting his attempts to undermine the democratic process.


Q: How did Trump incite the Capitol violence?

A: Through incendiary rhetoric and false claims of a stolen election, Trump encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol and disrupt the certification of the Electoral College results.


Q: What is the significance of the false electoral slates?

A: The creation and transmission of false electoral slates were part of a broader strategy to interfere with the official certification of the election results, further undermining democracy.


Q: How do we know the events were premeditated?

A: Audio recordings of Steve Bannon reveal discussions of plans to declare victory regardless of the election results, indicating a premeditated strategy to disrupt the certification process.


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