Over the weekend, CNN Presidential historian and former director of the Nixon Presidential Library Tim Naftali claimed that if popular vote loser Donald Trump tries to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, it would be reasonable to describe it as treasonous.
Naftali told CNN’s Outfront on Friday that “any attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation, at this point, could credibly be described as treason.”
Guest anchor Jim Scuitto asked Naftali “Can the president fire Rosenstein or Mueller?”
Naftali responded “No. In fact, I think this is a game-changer. I think any attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation, at this point, could credibly be described as treason. This is a very different — we’re in a very different situation now. This is the first time we’ve had an indictment, in this case, involving a foreign government. There have been indictments of foreign governments before. It’s usually intelligence efforts. … But this is an indictment of a foreign covert action.”
“Any attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation at this point could credibly be described as treason.” Tim Naftali, CNN presidential historian #TrumpColluded #TrumpTreason pic.twitter.com/kLPrpeZL3Q
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 17, 2018
It didn’t take Trump long to have a total meltdown about the Russians indictments that took place over the weekend.
Trump’s panic is no so severe that he is now using profanity on Twitter, saying:
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”