Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld implied that Donald Trump should receive the death penalty for treason for investigating allegations he is facing.
The former governor of Massachusetts said the & # 39; acts of betrayal & # 39; from President Donald Trump in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have been pressured to earn former vice president Joe Biden the death penalty.
During an interview on MSNBC & # 39; s Morning Joe, he claimed: & # 39; Talking about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control an American election, it couldn't be clearer.
& # 39; And that not only undermines the democratic institutions, that is treason. It is pure and simple betrayal and the punishment for betrayal under the American code is death.
Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld implied that Donald Trump should receive the death penalty for treason for investigating allegations he is facing
Weld said that Trump & # 39; s & # 39; acts of betrayal & # 39; in allegedly exerting pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr, (photo), Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden deserved the death penalty
& # 39; That is the only punishment, the punishment on the constitution is the resignation from office and that may seem like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could come up with a plea. & # 39;
Audible breaths seemed in the studio when Weld made the comments during a joint interview with two other Republicans who challenge Trump for the GOP nomination, former congressman Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford.
& # 39; Donald Trump must be dropped off. Period, & # 39; Walsh said. & # 39; As Bill Weld just said, he told a foreign leader two months ago to get involved in our 2020 elections. He needs to be turned off. & # 39;
Sanford, who also served as South Carolina's governor, repeated the strong rhetoric of Weld and Walsh.
& # 39; I think you know where the three of us are in this larger debate, & # 39; he said.
On Saturday, Trump reprimanded top house democrats who led the indictment, including Adam Schiff, chairman of the intelligence committee, and Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the judicial committee.
Trump also called freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her & # 39; Squad & # 39; in tweets on Saturday morning from the White House, prior to departure to the Trump National Golf Club in nearby Sterling, Virginia.
& # 39; Can you imagine that these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3 and many more had a Republican party that would have done Obama what the Do Nothings do to me? Oh well, maybe next time! & # 39; the president wrote.
& # 39; PRESIDENTIAL FUN! & # 39; He added in a follow-up tweet.
Audible bites appeared in the studio when Weld made the comments during a joint interview with two other Republicans who challenge Trump for the GOP nomination, former congressmen Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford
On Saturday, Trump reprimanded top house democrats who led the indictment, including Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler
Trump will be in Washington DC this weekend without scheduled public events.
He was seen on Saturday morning as he left the White House in a white polo shirt and red hat, in the company of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
Graham is an avid supporter who recently heard eavesdropping attempts during a telephone conversation on a JetBlue flight.
On Friday, House Democrats took their first concrete steps in investigating Trump's accusation, issuing summonses with documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and legal statements for other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the White House, a senior administrative officer confirmed on Friday an important detail of the unidentified CIA whistleblower who accused Trump of misusing his office's office by asking the Ukrainian president to investigate allegations that Joe Biden is investigating an company where his son was sitting on the board of.
The White House acknowledged that a record of the Trump phone call that is now central to the investigation of allegations had been sealed in a very secret system under the direction of the lawyers of the Trump National Security Council.
Activists gather on Thursday for President Donald Trump's accusation in the Capitol in Washington
Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to set a deadline for the probe, but promised & # 39; fast & # 39; to act
Trump, in turn, insisted on his actions and words & # 39; perfect & # 39; and that the whistleblower's complaint may have been the work of & # 39; a partisan officer & # 39 ;.
Separately, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters that the whistleblower has & # 39; protection under the law & # 39 ;, something that Trump himself seemed to have questioned earlier in the day. He then suggested that his prosecutor is not a whistleblower at all.
Trump's statement that questioned the whistleblower's status seemed to be a possible attempt to claim that legal protection laws do not apply to the person, opening a new front in the president's defense, but the statement van Conway seemed less likely to make that.
The whistleblower complaint claims that Trump used his office to request interference from another country & # 39; to help themselves in next year's US elections.
In the phone call, days after freezing some military aid for Ukraine, Trump urged new Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy to dig for potentially harmful material about democratic rival Joe Biden and offered the help of both his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as the US. Attorney General William Barr.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to set a deadline for the probe, but promised & # 39; fast & # 39; to act. The House Intelligence Committee could pull members back to Washington next week.
Pelosi said she was praying for the president and added: & I would say to Democrats and Republicans: we have to put the country in front of the party. & # 39;
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