If So, Perhaps He Should Not Be Alone
Disgraced former FBI Director Andy McCabe confessed on the air that he conspired with other government officials to remove a constitutionally elected President of the United States from office. This conspiracy has been labeled treasonous by a number of people, including the US President himself.
Now that a genuine US Attorney General has finally been confirmed, we should be able to form a better picture of this conspiracy as it unfolded — beginning under US President Obama, intensifying with the election of Donald Trump, and rising to a boil after the inauguration of President Trump. Here is what apparently happened:
…senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative.
The behaviour of these officials rises to abuse of power, and no doubt involved the breaking dozens of laws, regulations, and departmental procedures and guidelines. But does their behaviour in aggregate rise to the level of capital treason?
The new US Attorney General will need to decide whether to appoint another special counsel, and will need to initiate a number of official justice department investigations of the individuals pictured above — and their associates, go-betweens, and media contacts.
From that starting point, it is a long ways to laying charges of capital treason and seeing the charges through to a conviction and final punishment. The odds are long for such a thing ever to happen.
If the American people were ever able to see past the media smokescreen to see the facts of the case clearly, public opinion would quickly swing toward a severe punishment of the conspirators.
The image below provides a slightly more comprehensive map of some of the conspirators involved in the combination of an attempt to illegally influence a US election, followed by an attempted unconstitutional removal of a duly elected President of the United States.
Attorney General William Barr will decide how far to prosecute the cabal of conspirators who attempted to rise above the limits which US laws and the US Constitution had placed upon them.
To answer the question in the title, “Should Andy McCabe be executed for treason?” Probably not. But he should be sentenced to serve serial terms as a common labourer in North Korea, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Iran, Cuba, and other rathole nations where the rule of law is as lightly disregarded as it was by McCabe’s own FBI and by Obama’s Department of Justice, CIA, and NSA.
This kind of abuse of governmental office should be harshly punished.