Tiffany Cross may not find enough bloodlust to make her persecute Donald Trump. We’re now talking about the possibility of . . You can see the needle.
As we have previously mentioned, MSNBC’s Cross fantasizes about Donald Trump being “COPS-style” arrested. That was her second Saturday broadcast, and she specified again. “handcuffed” and with a “perp walk.”
A little later on the program, Cross suggested that Trump could be selling nuclear secrets to Russia or Saudi Arabia.Andy Weber, an ex-Department of Defense official, was the guest of her. He stated that Putin would receive the most information.
CROSS: I am just curious about you, Andy. This information could be of great benefit to anyone on the international stage. Think about Donald Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabians and his relations with Russians.This is despite his apparent lack of allegiance towards America. He is loyal to his sycophants but not this democracy.
If you were asked, Who has the greatest chance of benefiting from this information? Let me guess. of who who that might be?
WEBER: Well, we don’t know what information was in these documents. But my best guess would be, President Putin would stand the most to gain, to having access to our most classified nuclear weapons information.
CROSS: Which is a frightening thought, Glenn. So given that. That this could really be a situation where you’re a traitor! He is actually a traitor to America.
Cross wanted to know what the punishment would be. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said that under the statute cited in the warrant for the search-not-a-raid of Mar-a-Lago, Trump could be looking at 10 years.
But that statute only relates to gathering, transmitting, or losing national security or national defense information. If Trump were actually convicted of being a “traitor,” i.e., of committing treason, the punishment under federal law includes “death.”
But would even that be sufficient to satisfy Cross? After all, federal executions are performed via a mundane and relatively painless lethal injection.
Might Cross lobby for the statute to be amended to subject Trump to, say, medieval England’s punishment for treason: drawing and quartering? Or why not public stoning, with Tiffany getting to throw out the first ball, so to speak?
PS: Good news for Cross—an ex-CIA chief favors executing leakers of nuke secrets!
On her MSNBC show, Tiffany Cross surmising that Donald Trump could be a “traitor” for “trafficking” information on nuclear weapons to people such as Putin was sponsored in part by 4Imprint.
Here’s the transcript.
The Cross Connection
10:10 am EDT
TIFFANY CROSS: Honestly, when you come to the legal aspect of all of this, I think a lot of people, Roland, want to show the difference in this country. The difference in the justice system that many people navigate. I think a lot of people do want to see you know, Donald Trump, you know, handcuffed like an episode of COPS —
ROLAND MARTIN: Of course.
CROSS: — and walking out.
MARTIN: Perp walk.
CROSS: — we want to see a perp walk, Donald Trump, and we might see that.
MARTIN: It may happen in Georgia with [Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis.
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CROSS: So as we mentioned, the Washington Post may have had the scariest headline about the Mar-a-Lago search this week, and that’s that the paper reported the FBI was looking for missing documents related to nuclear weapons. Now, that’s according to people familiar with the investigation. Again, NBC News has not confirmed that. And of course,, Donald Trump has denied it.
But if it were true, it leads to a whole set of new questions. So I have some right now for our guests. Joining me is Andy Weber. He’s a senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risk. He’s also a formere assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs. And, the great Glenn Kirschner is still staying with us as.
Andy, I do want to get started with you, because material about nuclear weapons is especially sensitive, and usually restricted to a small number of government officials. How exactly is it possible that they were even allowed to be handled so recklessly? And what could Trump have been doing with these documents? Like, who stands to gain? What, what, what would he be doing, taking these documents out of the White House?
ANDY WEBER: It’s incredible. And these are our nation’s most precious secrets. And the fact that he took them to his private residence, out of the White House, out of control, in an unsecured environment, protected apparently by padlock—it’s just extraordinary.
I was the classifying authority for Department of Defense nuclear weapons information. And the release of this information, this top secret, compartmented information, by definition would cause exceptionally grave harm to national security.
CROSS: Indeed it would. And I’m just curious from you, Andy: who on the world stage would have the most to gain from this information? I mean you think about Donald Trump’s relationships with the Saudis, his relationships with the Russians, and the fact that he really appears to have no allegiance to America. He has allegiance to his sycophants, but certainly not to this democracy.
If someone were to ask you, who stands the most to gain from this information? Give me a guessWhat about who this might be?
WEBER: We don’t have any idea what the information in those documents was. However I would guess that President Putin is my most likely choice The most would be able to have access to the highest classified information about nuclear weapons.
Glenn, Cross: This is an alarming thought. That’s it. It is tThis could be an example of a situation in which you are a traitor. He could be a traitor to America. If it was proven that he had been trafficking information about nuclear weapons, what punishment would that amount to? How does the DoJ prosecute something like that.
GLENN KIRSCHNER The violation of section 793 is when you gather, transmit, lose, or alter national security information.