Yesterday, on ABC’s “This Week” with Martha Raddatz, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) dropped a truth bomb that set leftists on fire big time. It was glorious. As Cheney was quizzed by Raddatz on partisan fighting between Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President Trump, Cheney let slip the dogs of war over Page and Strzok.
In an August 2016 message to Page, Strzok said: “I want to believe the path you threw out in [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s] office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
The exchange was set off by Raddatz:
“RADDATZ: What’s your reaction to this back and forth?
“CHENEY: You know, what I see every day – I’m obviously in the House of Representatives, and what I see every day is a speaker of the House who is increasingly losing her grip on the leadership of her conference. And I think you’ve seen her being increasingly strident. You’re seeing her lashing out. And you’re looking at the Democrats who had put all their eggs in the basket of the Mueller report hoping that it would provide them evidence they needed to move to impeachment. It didn’t.
“But so now what they’re doing is basically taking all the oxygen out of the room, refusing to do any of the things we were elected to do and instead continuing these attacks and partisan investigations, partisan issuance of subpoenas.
“RADDATZ: And the president attacks back. Is that the right thing to do?
“CHENEY: Look, I think that, you know, what we have seen. … I think what is crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Page, who were in charge of launching this investigation, and they were saying things like we must stop this president. We need an insurance policy against this president. That, in my view, when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup. And it could well be treason. And I think that we need to know more. We need to know what was Jim Comey’s role in all this? These people reported to him. Andy McCabe, reported to him. What was Comey’s role in that? And that is what the attorney general is going to be focused on and should be.”
Rep. Liz Cheney on Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "What I see every day is a speaker of the House who's increasingly losing her grip on the leadership of her conference" https://t.co/SDQZCgPzR6 pic.twitter.com/YM9xaDd0eM
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 26, 2019
Near the end of the segment Cheney got even blunter:
“Think about what happened. Think about the fact that we had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement in this nation saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States, saying they needed an insurance policy against him. That is something that simply cannot happen.
“We have to have confidence in our law enforcement. And the attorney general has got to get to the bottom of what happened, how it was that those people were allowed to misuse and abuse their power that way.”
Rep. Liz Cheney: "We had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement … saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 26, 2019
The Constitution is very plain on treason – it is defined in Article III, Section 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”
Many will contend that what Page, Strzok, and others did does not meet the constitutional definition of treason. I think it does. You see, by pushing a coup to unseat a sitting president or to prevent the election of one, these people were allying themselves directly with Russia to create chaos and upheaval in our government. In effect, they gave aid and comfort to them.
Many of my colleagues do not concur but I would ask them… just how do you define ‘adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort’? ‘Adhering’ means to believe in and follow the practices of an entity. That is what the Marxist left is doing… following the practices of communist Russia. ‘Aid and comfort’ refers to help given by someone to a national enemy in such a way that the help amounts to treason. This would certainly apply to collusion between Clinton, Obama, and others with Russia over all of this. Prove me wrong.
Cheney is defending the investigation by AG Barr here but in all of that, the truth of her allegations should not be dismissed. The tactics by the left against President Trump and his election were nothing short of treason.