Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook said on Monday that people that were working under Trump during the campaign should be “prosecuted for treason” if the FBI investigation proves that they conspired with Russia.
On Monday, FBI Director James Comey said that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow during the election.
“We need to find out exactly what happened,” Mook said in an email to The Hill. “If US campaign aides helped the Russians, knew about the Russians plans, or asked the Russians to intervene in any way, they should be prosecuted for treason and measures should be put in place to make sure this never happens again.”
Mook also said that if the interference is proven to be true, it will give other nations the notion that they can meddle in U.S. affairs.
“If we allow this practice to continue, Russia and other foreign nations could have a dangerously powerful influence on our legislative and executive branches,” he said. “We complain all the time about the influence of super pacs and campaign donations in our politics, which are real, because they punish officials who act contrary to their interests. Now, foreign powers are attempting to gain a similar influence and they must be stopped.”
The former campaign manager also said Putin had a clear intention on trying someone “who he regarded as an enemy of his regime.”
“He was punishing her for actions she took on behalf of the American people as our Secretary of State,” Mook said.