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Trump’s call for treason

Dave Kern’s Aug. 7 letter misses the point entirely. He claims that if Secretary Clinton holds sensitive data on the deleted emails, she has perjured herself. If she did, Donald Trump called on a hostile intelligence agency to acquire state secrets.

If Secretary Clinton did commit perjury, then she should be tried for perjury. That should not compromise security, as Trump called for. Trump should, in that case, be tried for treason.

If, however, all that is contained in her private data is personal, then Trump has called on a foreign intelligence agency to violate Secretary Clinton’s Fourth Amendment rights. That is equivalent to Trump’s calling for KGB agents breaking down your door, confiscating your weapons and violating your Second Amendment rights.

Secretary Clinton has turned over the server, true. That still does not excuse Trump’s call for treason against the United States and its Constitution.

Jeff Bourget

Coeur d’Alene

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