Bill Weld Accuses Trump of Treason, Says the Penalty for Such Actions Is Death

by Chris White


Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld said Monday that President Donald Trump should consider himself lucky if he doesn’t face the death penalty for asking a foreign entity to probe his political enemies.

The president has gone far beyond merely undermining Democratic institutions, Weld told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Trump’s decision to ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s business dealings in the country is a treasonous offense, he added.

“That is treason — treason pure and simple,” Weld said, referring to Trump’s reported talks with the Ukrainian president. “The penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death. That’s the only penalty. The penalty on the Constitution is removal from office, and that might look like a pretty good alternative.”

Weld, a former Massachusetts Republican governor, was referring to reports showing that a whistleblower claimed Trump in a July 25 phone call asked Zelensky at least eight times to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings. The whistleblower’s complaint appeared to be based on hearsay, not direct knowledge of the call, media reports show.

An administration official told Fox News on Sept. 20 that the call itself contained “no quid pro quo” offer from Trump to the Ukrainian president and said it would be “in the president’s interest” to release the transcript. Trump admitted Sunday to having a conversation with Zelensky in July.

Weld’s campaign has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Chris White is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Bill Weld” by Gary Johnson. CC BY 2.0.





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2 Thoughts to “Bill Weld Accuses Trump of Treason, Says the Penalty for Such Actions Is Death”

  1. Bill Weld is a Nut demanding attention!

    What is this Nut’s Problem? He not a Republican but a RINO (Republican in Name ONLY). He obviously does believe in equal justice under the law. His comment should be view by the Secret Service as a “Death Threat”. Only in America can a Democrat pocket launder money an blame the Republicans. Biden is the one who violated the law and was stupid enough to say it in public and on video.

  2. CCW

    I just have one question after reading this and listening to William Weld rant on MSM, make that two.
    1. Does William Weld own any firearms, and
    2. When was the last time William Weld had a psych-exam?