McCormack: Trump accusation of treason against Obama unacceptable and dangerous

Wayne_McCormack_fylk5dS.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack published an op-ed in the June 25, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Trump accusation of treason against Obama unacceptable and dangerous.”

Last week, following the Orlando tragedy, Donald Trump essentially accused President Obama of treason. Trump stated that President Obama “either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind.” In response to questions from the Associated Press, Trump said, “President Obama claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies and, for that matter, the American people.” Under the Constitution, “Treason against the United States, shall consist in . . . adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

Read the complete op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune »