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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Al Baldasaro, an advisor to Donald Trump on veterans affairs, said on Tuesday that presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should be put in a firing line and shot for treason.

“She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi. She dropped the ball on over 400 emails requesting back up security. Something’s wrong there.” Baldasaro said on the Jeff Kuhner Show.

“This whole thing disgusts me, Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason,” he added.

Baldasaro, who is also a New Hampshire state representative and Trump delegate, also called Clinton a “piece of garbage,” and “the Jane Fonda of the Vietnam,” referring to the myth that Fonda turned over smuggled messages from POWs to their captors during a trip to North Vietnam.

He later expanded on his violent comments in an interview with The Daily Beast. “Anyone that commits treason should be shot,he said. “I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason. She put people in danger. When people take confidential material off a server, you’re sharing information with the enemy. That’s treason.”

Trump has not denounced Baldasaro’s statements. It is a felony to threaten “a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President.” Representatives of the Secret Service told The Daily Beast that Mr. Baldasaro is under investigation for his remarks.

Statements like Baldasaro’s would have been deemed inappropriate in any other election cycle, but Trump’s campaign has turned the political arena into something scarily similar to that of authoritarian regimes, where verbal attacks and intimidation of political opponents are a part of everyday life.

Earlier this week, West Virginia delegate Michael Folk tweeted that Clinton should be “hung on the Mall in Washington, D.C.”

Tuesday was a showcase of this new dynamic. During the second night of the Republican National Convention, which was supposed to be about “jobs,” the real topic was “lock her [Clinton] up,” with Chris Christie holding a mock trial of Clinton and encouraging the crowd to convict her.

This reminds us of another charge of treason, passed out by an aide to General Edwin A. Walker in a flyer on the eve of President John F. Kennedy’s fateful trip to Dallas:

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Photo: Veterans advocate Al Baldasaro speaks to defend Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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18 Responses to Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton ‘Should Be Put In The Firing Line And Shot For Treason’

  1. By ignoring e-mails that explicitly stated “Bin Laden determined to attack in US” and multiple reports that the New Orleans levees could not withstand the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, George W. Bush put potentially millions of lives in danger. So… treason? Yes? GOP? Helloooooo….?

  2. “Anyone that commits treason should be shot,” he said. “I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason. She put people in danger. When people take confidential material off a server, you’re sharing information with the enemy. That’s treason.”

    So is he calling for former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and former VP Dickless Cheney to be shot?

    Pardon me I forgot they all have an (R) after their names. So I guess its OK.

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    • And there you go with all your juvenile childishness again. I guess you’ll just never grow up!! Will you worthless!!

      MY guess is that there isn’t a rock on the planet that’s too close to the ground for a snake like you to crawl under!!!

    • Otto, come out. It’s ok that you are homosexual. We don’t care about that. Then maybe you can stop spewing so much hatred. Good luck.

  3. “Anyone that commits treason should be shot,” If Baldasaro is not a total hypocrite, as well as an idiot, then he must have also advocated a firing squad for Bush/Cheney. Their treason cost hundreds of thousands of Iraqi live and thousands of Americans as well as creating the breeding ground for ISIS.

  4. I wonder how that POS Baldasaro feels about the treasonous efforts of 47 Republican Senators to undermine the Iran nuclear deal (among them, his state’s very own Kelly Ayotte.)

    Oh, and did you know that John Kennedy was WRONG on his handling of the Cuban missile crisis?

    These GOP scumsuckers are some odious fux, aren’t they?

  5. I will agree if the Republicans would have gone after Reagon for selling weapons to our enemies in Iran and for failing to adhere to advice from his cabinet not to send our Marines to Beirut because it was too dangerous and resulted in 241 of them being killed while they slep in their bunks. Also go after Bush and Cheney for lying to us about the reason to go to war in Iraq resulting in 4000 American deaths and while we are at it why did the Repulicans allow Nixon to get away with killing four college students who were peacefully protesting the VietNam war on their campus. Not a war zone like Benghazi, but a college campus and they also gave him a free pass for having his top people break into the Watergate Hotel and during a criminal investigation Nixon erased 18 minutes of tapes crucial to the investigation.Such hypocrisy makes me ill. Yet they spent millions to go after Bill Clinton for having oral sex with an intern who was a woman of legal age. Where are our proritíes here. If anyone wants to hear more, just let me know I will gladly fill you in on our history of illegal activities by our politicians. There would be many bodies lying around.

  6. We need a television program that airs daily which calls out lies told by or about politicians and their surrogates. Maybe then, we could get a little better handle on the truth.

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