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Secret Service Investigating Trump Delegate Who Called For Clinton To Be Shot For Treason

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Secret Service Investigating Trump Delegate Who Called For Clinton To Be Shot For Treason

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Published with permission from Alternet. 

When you build an entire campaign on hyperbole and regularly incite violence against your detractors, it’s only a matter of time before someone takes you seriously. Such is the reality currently facing Donald Trump adviser and New Hampshire House of Representatives member Al Baldasaro, who is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service after telling multiple news outlets that frontrunner Hillary Clinton should be shot for “treason.”

“Anyone that commits treason should be shot,” Baldasaro told the Daily BeastWednesday. “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.”

Baldasaro was expanding on comments he made Tuesday in an appearance on the Boston radio station WRKO. “This whole thing disgusts me,” Baldasaro said, referring to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. “Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”

Throughout much of the next day, Baldasaro continued to suggest Clinton should face capital punishment for her role in Benghazi, despite eight congressional investigations that have concluded she has no culpability for the attack that claimed four American lives.

“I’m a military man first, and anyone who takes information about our CIA or Secret Service and people at our embassy and puts it out on a server where anyone can grab it, putting Americans in danger to be killed, should be held accountable,” Baldasaro said.

“As far as I’m concerned, it is treason and the penalty for treason is the firing squad—or maybe it’s the electric chair now,” he added.

According to multiple reports, the Secret Service has taken issue with Baldasaro’s repeated declarations. “The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation,” spokesman Robert Hoback told the Daily Beast.

The Clinton campaign has repeatedly denied accusations that her email server was hacked; in his testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, FBI director James Comey bolstered Clinton’s assurances, noting the FBI “did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal email domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked.” An investigation by the State Department Inspector General came to the same conclusion.

Baldasaro is not the only Trump delegate who has called for Clinton’s execution. Susan Reneau, an alternate delegate from Montana, said Clinton should be“swinging from the rafters.” And last week, West Virginia’s House of Delegates member Michael Folk tweeted Clinton should be “hung” on the National Mall.

For his part, Trump doesn’t necessarily share Baldasaro’s sentiments. According to Buzzfeed, Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told NH1 News, “we’re incredibly grateful for his support, but we don’t agree with his comments.”

 

Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S. June 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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9 Comments

  1. Independent1 July 22, 2016

    When you’re accustomed to dealing with mobsters as Trump is, and you’re inciting violence at every opportunity, this is the kind of rhetoric that you get from people who support you; just more unbridled hate and bigotry.. We can only hope that the violence Trump is working to incite further with all the hate speech that came out at the GOP convention, doesn’t really get out of hand and we actually start seeing people getting hurt or killed.

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    1. Box August 17, 2016

      And nevermind what got incited under Obama and Hillary for the past many years, specifically race and class wars? Have you bothered to follow Milwaukee and the blacks now saying blacks and whites cannot co-live the country anymore and one has to go, and that they dont want to talk anymore, they want blood? Thats on you, not Trump so get off it.

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      1. Independent1 August 18, 2016

        What got incited under Obama and Hillary?? What would you total moron right-wingers expect?? Given that a bunch of GOPers met on Obama’s inauguration night to plot how they could do everything in their power to sabotage his presidency including destroying the American economy and calling him every racist name in the book which of course they’ve done and has heightened all the tensions in America. And as you nutcase right-wingers were determined to do, one right-winger after another has spew racist hate rhetoric at him at every turn during his time in the presidency!!!

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  2. FireBaron July 22, 2016

    So what are Baldasaro’s “military credits”? Did he serve in combat, or did he serve his time visiting brothels and bars in Germany?

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  3. RED July 22, 2016

    Cons are like cockroaches, they hide in darkness and they only get worse and become an infestation when ignored.

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  4. Andrew Freeland July 23, 2016

    Trumputees mustn’t be very confident that their creature can win the general election – if they feel the need to imprison or kill her first.

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    1. Box August 17, 2016

      Oh and nevermind the death threats against Trump, those dont count towards your confidence in Hillary? And besides, your post doesnt address the article which is about death to Hillary regardless of an election or not. Nobody said, kill her first so the other side can win. Dumb.

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      1. Independent1 August 18, 2016

        And death threats are a surprise against someone that does nothing but incite violence, encourage his supporters to beat the crap of protestors and spew nothing but racist, hate rhetoric out of his mouth??? What kind of totally dummy are you?? Don’t bother answering that because whatever you post will be just as stupid as the post I’m responding to.

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