Trump confidant and former White House national security aide, Sebastian Gorka, suggested Thursday night that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be charged with treason and executed.
Gorka’s remarks came during an interview on Fox’s Hannity where the show’s right-wing host, Sean Hannity, discussed the Uranium One deal in an effort to link Clinton to the Russian government.
Hannity argued that the Uranium One deal is the real Russia story, not Trump’s possible collusion with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election.
Gorka then chimed in with his thoughts.
“If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now,” Gorka stated. “The Rosenbergs, okay, this is equivalent to what the Rosenbergs did, and those people got the chair. Think about it — giving away nuclear capability to our enemies, that’s what we’re talking about.”
Gorka, who was such a liability for the Trump administration that he was fired two months ago, was suggesting that those responsible for the Uranium One deal, which in this context was Hillary Clinton, according to Hannity, should be brought up on treason charges and be given a sentence of death.
The problem is that the whole Uranium One conspiracy involving Clinton has been debunked by Snopes and others, and there is no evidence that Clinton knew that the FBI was investigating Uranium One. According to US officials, the Russians invested into the deal, meaning that the Uranium was not able to even leave US soil.
Of course, Fox News and others on the right want to make something out of nothing in a desperate attempt to blunt attention to investigations by four congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller into the Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Kremlin had any direct links to the Trump campaign.
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