Richard Cook: Arrest Donald Trump for Treason


TREASON:  “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and 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.” – 18 U.S. Code § 2381.Treason

By Richard Cook for VT

The first action Joe Biden should take when he is inaugurated president on January 20, 2011, is to issue orders to arrest Donald Trump on charges of treason.

Donald Trump’s actions in refusing to allow the federal government to begin the required steps for the presidential transition are not just the pique of a sore loser. They are actions intended to cripple the U.S. government at a time when a lawfully-elected president must begin to take power to preserve the security of the United States.

Particularly egregious are Trump’s as yet unexplained decapitation of the Defense Department, along with Secretary of State Pompeo’s verbal remarks about a second Trump term and Pompeo’s own failure to support the transition.

These actions raise enough suspicion that Trump is planning an armed coup that taken even by themselves undermines the standing of the U.S. with other nations. Combined with Trump’s continuing failure to honor the integrity of U.S. alliances, including those with Europe and South Korea, suspicion of treasonous intent grows even more acute.

Trump’s scorning of rational implementation of preventive measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, along with the actions of his followers, has resulted in thousands of unnecessary deaths. His refusal to cooperate with the incoming Biden administration will cause delays in the roll-out of vaccines now being developed. Trump’s flippancy and failure to act amount to negligent homicide against the U.S. population whose welfare is in his keeping.

Trump’s failure to implement a coronavirus relief package in the autumn of 2020 was a direct assault by him and his administration on the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans. It has been a humanitarian disaster, tantamount to genocide, particularly harmful to minorities, who are Trump’s declared enemies, and to lower-income workers. It didn’t work for Republicans to blame Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Actually to blame were Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Senate cohorts and the willful absence of leadership from Trump.

A vast majority of the people of the U.S. are a diverse population of decent, hard-working, family-oriented individuals who want productive work, a sustainable way of life, and a clean environment. Trump has done everything within his power to turn the people of our nation against each other, to stoke violence, and to promote mutual blame and recrimination as a power play to enhance his personal wealth and ambition.

The fact that America sometimes seems to be a nation divided against itself, even to the point of being on the verge of a cultural civil war, is due in large part to the actions of Trump and his radical political predecessors and cohorts to “divide and conquer.”

Those among Trump’s followers who are screaming without evidence to “Stop the Steal” are deceived through self-indulgent victims of manipulation by skilled propagandists, who share in Trump’s treasonous culpability. Along with Trump’s arrest, Biden should order his Attorney General to begin investigating such individuals as Roger Stone, William Barr, Steve Bannon, etc., for abetting Trump’s unlawful actions against America and its Constitution. Others who should be investigated include Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, and the Republican Senate leadership.

Along with Trump’s trial, Joe Biden’s Justice Department should reopen the Muller investigation, not to examine charges of Russian interference in Trump’s election as president in 2016, but look at all other indications that Trump has acted during his presidency in ways that show preference to Russia and its president Vladimir Putin due to Trump’s having been compromised in any way through his business dealings with Russia or its agents prior to or during his presidency.

A similar investigation should be conducted with regard to Trump’s relations with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu or other agents of Israel. What did Trump get for his ongoing support of Netanyahu’s radical agenda?

It is time for the U.S. to finally get serious about who Donald Trump is, what he has done to America, whom he is acting for, and what damage he may do in the future if left at large.

About Author: Richard Cook is a retired federal government analyst.


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  1. Richard C. Jewish “Artist” Caitlin Cook sings “White Babies Are the Ugliest Babies” Look at Bit Chute… Bolsheviks are in all leading positions here in the Netherlands. I’ve sent the link of that song to many members of parliament in my country, and I’m shocked what’s in there, it’s the same 70/80% as it was back then with the Russian Revolution.

    • It’s ok, lots of people have their first beer at 11 years old. Just try to relax and it will wear off rather soon. We won’t tell your parents.

  2. Good read, Richard, but nothing of what you say is going to happen in the USA. Much of the Republican party has become a personality cult. Trump is their “chosen one” who will bring on the Apocalypse and the end of the USA as we know it. Pastor John Hagee said that there are “50 million Bible-reading Christians who stand with Israel” and all of them voted for Trump. He has surrounded himself with Likudniks and Zionists of all sorts. They will not go away just because he lost the election. In fact, this is a very dangerous time and Trump will do anything to stay in power. May Heaven help us all.

    • Totally agree with you, David, this is certainly not a theocracy and was never meant to be one. The so-called Founding Fathers were mostly deists, not Christians. But you can’t tell that to the Christian Zionists who not only think the Earth was created 6000 years ago but that the Sun is its planet. They voted en masse for Trump as he is their ticket to the Rapture while the rest of us will be cinder cakes.

    • Sorry, I don’t buy into defeatist narratives like yours. Whether or not Trump is actually arrested for treason is not the point. The point is that it must be said. And heaven is not going to help us. God helps those who help themselves. It is time for the heroes to step forward. Here and in all countries. Why don’t you try being one of them?

    • The charismatic religions (all of them) must be reminded that the US is a not a religious based country. Their pathway to ownership of land, which the common person does not have, must be withdrawn or any effort will simply lead to the next demagogue. They must bear the responsibility for participating, encouraging, and funding, in this.
      We punish those who support terrorism with finance, and gang members for wearing identical clothing to those who commit crimes.

    • Al Franken lost a senate seat for a joke. But half of the Supreme Court has financially, and legally, and consistently and vociferously, supported a vast child abuse conspiracy that encompasses the entire globe with tens of thousands of victims. (probably hundreds of thousands, maybe millions)
      These same have supported Trump and are openly encouraging people to “just get the virus”.
      It isn’t about Trump, it’s about the next one they find.

    • I would be more worried about what happens between now and January 20th than I would about what comes after that. Being a hero doesn’t mean jumping off the cliff with the rest of the lemmings.

  3. lets arrest jerome powell and the entire federal reserve board. lets arrest janet yellen and ben bernanke and allen greenspan as well as all the presidents, senators and congress people who were complicit in the crime of debasing the coinage of the united states of america ! the coinage act of 1792 calls for the death penalty. lets arrest all of them for treason, give them a fair trial, then hang them !

    • Whataboutism, is a trend that came with trump. It has picked up speed quite vigorously.

      The thought line is, if someone commits treason, then they should not be arrested because sooo many other people that have “done other things” were not arrested.

      It is the plea of the 3 year old, who attempts to defend against the mothers wrath, by throwing their siblings under the bus for unrelated infractions.

      Trumpers only have a limited time, until the thought process needs to show progress, or the cries of (they will never learn) become loud, and the breakaway society pushes on the gas.
      Trumpers must learn discernment. A case of a blatant con man, is not difficult.

  4. Does Richard Cook have a daughter named Caitlin Cook? Who sings the song “White Babies are the ugliest babies” … It’s explains his dislike for White man Trump… Bolsheviks are in all the leading positions here in the Netherlands, this was also the case in China and Russia. It’s just that you know…

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