Treason? Jon Meacham and Sen. Richard Blumenthal Go There on Morning Joe

Morning Joe panel brought up the possibility of treason during their discussion of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey on Wednesday.

Author Jon Meacham was the first to drop the T-bomb, putting it plainly: “the President of the United States has removed someone, at will, who is in charge of an investigation that could lead to treason.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was next to join in, describing his reaction to the firing as “disbelief.”

“I could not comprehend that the President of the United States was firing an FBI director whose investigation had him, the president, as a potential target,” he said. “It is such a defiance of the rule of law, and common sense, that I could not believe it.”

Blumenthal then to called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “redeem himself and appoint a special prosecutor”:

What’s needed is an independent, objective, impartial prosecutor. Because only a prosecutor can bring criminal charges and hold accountable the people who may have committed treason, or fraud, or lied to the FBI.

And obviously the president is a potential target indeed. I think one of the very revealing parts of Jim Comey’s testimony at the Judiciary Committee, was when he refused to rule out the president as a potential target.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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