Trump Tweets Image Accusing His Own Deputy Attorney General and Others Of Treason

In a highly disturbing and inappropriate tweet, President Donald Trump retweeted an image that accused his own deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, of treason as well as special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey, former national intelligence director James Clapper, Bill and Hillary Clinton and others. The image is accompanied with the question “Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?”  Such an image and question, even made in jest, would be deeply insulting and below the office of the presidency.  The President has previously called the media “the enemy of the people” and used equally intolerant language toward judges.  Regardless of how one feels about the Special Counsel investigation or the role of some of these people, people of good faith must speak out against such attacks on the character of these individuals.  I have been a critic of some actions in this investigation and specifically Rosenstein’s conflict of interest, but I would never question their loyalty to this nation.

The image of the Deputy Attorney General behind bars must be deeply insulting for a man who has spent the entirety of his professional life as a public servant — and ironically was appointed to his office by President Trump.  Likewise, I have been critical of aspects of Mueller’s selection but the use of treason in the context of this Marine veteran and lifelong public servant is neither funny nor fair.  There has to be some basic level of civility and responsibility in this debate.  There are legitimate objections to raise but this level of personal insult and incrimination has no place in our public discourse.

74 thoughts on “Trump Tweets Image Accusing His Own Deputy Attorney General and Others Of Treason”

  1. My view of this is that, in Trump World, “I don’t like you” = “Treason.”
    The view expressed by Oky1 above, that people that Trump doesn’t like should just be locked up, without any due process (not “do” process) is the most alarming of all. A totalitarian dictatorship?

    1. Jay S.,
      Was it you that said to Mr. Kurtz that Trump is his messiah?
      I can’t find that exchange now, but for the record, Trump himself has never confirmed nor denied that he was the Messiah.
      At least, not yet.
      Anyway, your exchange reminded me of the “Messiah followers” in the link I’ll try to post.
      Warning: Strong language at the end of clip.

  2. A Rutgers history professor wants to “resign from the white race,” and calls kids in a Harlem burger joint “little Caucasian assholes” and it’s free speech but a President retweeting a humorous meme is his defense is “highly inappropriate,” “intolerant,” and “deeply insulting”?

  3. Throughout history it has been common practice for new governments to imprison the old government. Unfortunately such imprisonment has not been a deterrent to continuous steady streams of government crimes around the globe. We need to find ways to stop government crimes from happening rather than just engaging in revenge after such crimes happen.

  4. You are so offended by the President retweeting a silly internet meme that you chose to publish the silly internet meme on your blog. The blog that has had around 30 million-ish views.

    Is that right?

  5. Was Robert E. Lee guilty of treason? I don’t think so. He worked for his home state, not his so called nation state. All of those people in that photo hail from a home state. Clinton works for Georgia. Mueller for Missouri. That is where Missouri Mules come from.

  6. Trump has said: “Enema of the people.” Not: “Enemy” of the …
    There is a difference. Bill Clinton for example caused a huge outflow of apCray after the Monica incident. Mueller is outleting piles of apCray every day. An apCray a day keeps the washer away.

  7. Funny, but I am not triggered by this, nor do I find the retweet inappropriate. I think we need more inappropriate behavior. When the little boy hollered out that the Emperor was nekkid, that was also inappropriate.

    Trump needs to use every weapon in his arsenal.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Squeeky – it is interesting how many people set their hair on fire over the truth being exposed. 😉

  8. I hung out with those from yesterday years you speak of. Some of them seemed nice & normal but they all turn out to American hating Commie/Nazi Authoritarians.

    No, I/m not Joking. As soon as I confirmed to myself what I claim here I left!

    If people don’t like the original concept of this country I suggest they get the hell out.

    And why not if you hate this place?

  9. Sorry but I think it’s vastly entertaining. It’s a long running comedy show. He does something like this and it’s triggers to left. The leftists then set their hair on fire. We’ve not had a “real” president since Reagan. They’ve mostly been a bad joke. With this one I think I’m getting the most out of my entertainment dollars.

    Everyone must start taking the rule of law seriously and stop trying to erode our rights. There is so much going wrong. We’ve turned into a three ring circus. If I don’t laugh I might start getting really frightened.

  10. “I have been a critic of some actions in this investigation and specifically Rosenstein’s conflict of interest, but I would never question their loyalty to this nation.

    The image of the Deputy Attorney General behind bars must be deeply insulting for a man who has spent the entirety of his professional life as a public servant — and ironically was appointed to his office by President Trump. Likewise, I have been critical of aspects of Mueller’s selection but the use of treason in the context of this Marine veteran and lifelong public servant is neither funny nor fair. There has to be some basic level of civility and responsibility in this debate. There are legitimate objections to raise but this level of personal insult and incrimination has no place in our public discourse. ”

    With all do respect Prof Turley I don’t think you’ve been able to hear what the 80+ mil Trump voters have been documenting the crimes of Obama/ Clintons/Mueller/Rostenstein,etc. their crimes.

    What many of us are saying, knowing the already known facts, They Is No Question, Trump Rightful points some of the Ring Leaders out as Traitors to the USA.

    Sorry, I’ve thought long Trump should just pull them all off the streets & turn them over to JAG to hold as Enemies of the State as they are known National Security Risk!.

  11. “There are legitimate objections to raise but this level of personal insult and incrimination has no place in our public discourse.”

    For more than 3 years now the mainstream media, Democrats, RINOs and establishment leaders have been personally attacking and insulting President Trump, his family, and even the conservative electorate, day in and day out without a single moment of pause. Where has your outrage been? Why a free pass for 50 million who insult him daily? You’ve posted here a hundred times about attacks on free speech, which you’re obviously okay with denying for President Trump. Wanting it both ways makes you look like the people you criticize so often.

    1. A very Excellent Post Vinegart, as POTUS Trump AND his family have been attacked 24/7 by the Liberal/Leftist Media, “Holly-woodheads, which are another arm of the corrupt Democrat Party. This was from Day one when President Trump did declare his running for the presidency. Seems that Prof. Turley and Many others are OKAY with this 24/7 attacking President Trump, but they did NOT do so with CORRUPT POTUS OBAMA who actually was spying on American Citizens..

      But again, it’s OK, because the Corrupt Dems can say/do/attack anyone they want….
      Even WE the People who voted for POTUS Trump, and are subject to hearing the likes of Marx-ine Waters telling others to attack us as well. Look on the OTHER SIDE FOR A CHANGE PROF. TURLEY….NO ONE COMPLAINED ABOUT OBAMA AS HE WAS MORE A DICTATOR WHO BYPASSED CONGRESS AND DID WHAT HE DAMN WELL PLEASE…YOU KNOW? “I do have a pen and a phone”….!

  12. i wish J. Turley would ever, just ever, please wake up. look at what has happened at DOJ and FBI. it may be that this president has no other way , no one else , to tell this story to.

  13. With all due respect Prof. Turley, ‘Trump as POTUS, retweeted something that we ALL are thinking…WHEN do the Real Criminals STOP covering their OWN Criminality? This was ALL an effort for Obama,etal. to “Put in the Fix for Hillary, as he used ALL his Intel Directors/some agents to do his bidding and Lie and Spy on Americans.”

    You say in the article that ‘I would not question their loyalty to This country’…Well, that’s your opinion and mine is that “These Bad Actors ONLY have a loyalty to themselves and their OWN bank accounts, which appears to be “THEIR LOYALTY.”

    They ALL covered up the Real Criminality of Hillary Clinton who was “Supposed to be POTUS, and she did some pretty awful things to be rewarded as such.” IF she had won, then ALL these Corrupt moves by Obama and his whole regime, would have been SWEPT UNDER THE WHITEHOUSE RUGS.

    I appreciate that you do not like what the OFFICE of the President has to say, but he speaks out for the truth, and to STOP all this “Collusion among the players.” We the people voted for HIM, to clean up the D.C. Corruption, but they made HIM the enemy in doing so, as it would interfere with their actions, and the ability to amass their OWN personal fortunes, which certainly has paid off for Hillary, Bill, etal. and her HIDING the facts that would have shown this to be the case, as she Money-Laundered through the “Fake Clinton Charity”….

    P.S. Because Democrats, EXPECT Republicans to be held to a ‘different standard than they choose for themselves as Dems use the “Double Standards, for themselves, and it shows when they sometimes get CAUGHT playing that game.” IF they didn’t have Double Standards, the Dems wouldn’t have ANY STANDARDS. . . IMO!

    Perhaps you should have a talk with Ex President Obama, who showed NO MERCY, for any of us who did NOT vote for him, but were ridiculed from HIS OFFICE quite often, and Hillary refers to us as “Deplorables”, etc. Well, now we see/hear Obama, as a Past President BASHING and LYING about this current President. Again, Double Standards!

    1. Well said, it’s quite amusing how the narrative of “collusion” the catch word of the day for the loonies has disappeared. Now it’s who had contact with Wikileaks during the election to gain access to the Queen Bee’s bathtub server. It would be interesting to see what would happen if Strozk, Page or any of the others were going down just how much they would cough up to get a better sentence.

  14. ” In a highly disturbing and inappropriate tweet,”

    Or many professors & people around DC are just completely tone deaf as to what has been happening for at least the last 3 years & the walls closing in on them, like Mueller & crew & there’s almost no way out for those Domestic Enemies at this point!

  15. Peter Strzok to Lisa Page, “We’ll stop him.”

    Lisa Page to Peter Strzok, “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.”

    Lisa Page to Congress, “The texts mean what the texts say.”
    ________________________________________________

    The co-conspirators in the greatest abuse of power and the most prodigious scandal in American political history, the Obama Coup D’etat in America:

    Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller/Team, Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Priestap, Kortan, Campbell, Steele, Simpson, Joseph Mifsud, Stefan “The Walrus” Halper, Kerry, Hillary, Huma, Brennan, Clapper, Farkas, Power, Lynch, Rice, Jarrett, Obama et al.

  16. I objected to this tweet at Trump’s twitter feed. However, keep in mind that some of the pictured people have been investigating Trump and his campaign for treasonous activity during almost his entire term (if not since he announced his candidacy), without probable cause or any evidence that any U.S. person committed a crime. Trump is right to be pissed, though blabbing about it like he did in this tweet was unbecoming.

    1. Didn’t Trumpy “send” an investigative team to Hawaii to find out about Obama’s birth certificate? (“Unbelievable things they are finding.”)

      The babyking of fake news doth protest too much.

      1. Dave, it was actually “Hillary who had someone go to the UK, to look into the papers of Obama, Sr., who at the time, was under the UK’s rule when Obama was born. So ‘Actually HILLARY WAS THE FIRST BIRTHER.’ You’re welcome!

      2. Trump’s investigative team in Hawaii had about one quadrillionth of the power and responsibility vested in Robert Mueller. And Trump was correct that his team did not find anything “believable” in Hawaii. Nor would they have gone to Hawaii if Obama had been transparent and forthcoming by providing the long form that ultimately proved his eligibility to the presidency. Trump has transparently provided Mueller with millions of documents.

  17. This may be nothing more than a case of too much information (TMI). We don’t need or want the POTUS to vent all his feelings in public. I replied at President Trump’s twitter feed: “POTUS, a little less glasnost, please. Silence is often best, humor can morph to reality, & treason trials R very serious. Also, please don’t comment on possible pardons.”

    1. Agree Issac, as Obama WAS REALLY BAD for American Citizens and this Republic.
      But, we endured it for 8 Long Years…..as he had Many scandals, that got swept under the rug-including giving our enemy-Iran the “Green Light to continue with their nuclear ambitions, EVEN when they chanted: “DEATH TO AMERICA”

      1. Plenty of people outside of Iran chant, “Death to America”. Most likely all the regions that have been invaded, bombed, had their democratically elected governments overthrown, and their countries militarily occupied, do the same thing.

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