In an explosive interview with MSNBC, National security expert Malcolm Nance sounded off on some of the Twitter language President Donald Trump has been using to attack the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the special counsel’s investigation. In fact, Nance even went so far as to suggest that much of the general public is now questioning whether in fact Trump is a traitor who blatantly committed treason.
WATCH @VelshiRuhle: The words Treason and Traitor are now being mainstreamed. It took almost 3 years but we are not even halfway through the looking glass #CuriouserAndCuriouser https://t.co/3x5MFReeRz
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) February 18, 2019
“These phrases, ‘taking down an elected president’, ‘a bureaucratic coup’ — this is Donald Trump’s characterization” of “the patriots at the FBI and the Department of justice, who were defending the Constitution of the United States, using their sworn positions to identify a threat to the United States,” he said.
“Investigators were confronted by the fact that we had a candidate for president of the United States, now president of the United States, who may, in fact, have been an asset or an agent of a foreign power,” he added.
Then, while reflecting on a conversation he’d had with former senior advisor to the Trump campaign Boris Epshteyn, Nance suggested that the word ‘traitor’ was entered into the fold.
“I was talking about all the activities we were seeing between Donald Trump and the Russians, and he said, ‘are you accusing Donald Trump of being a traitor?’” Nance said. “That word is now being used publicly, openly, and the phrase ‘treason.’”
“Rhetorically, the president of the United States cannot go around tweeting about people who are investigating his activities as being treasonous because we may have that as a fact at the end of this,” he continued. “The president of the United States may have committed treason.”