The FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the United States’ election took a strange turn this week. McClatchy DC Bureau is reporting that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is now being investigated to see if they gave aid to Russia as they were attacking the U.S. and trying to put their friendly puppet, Donald Trump, into the White House. According to McClatchy, they have spoken to two sources within the FBI who have confirmed that the federal agency is investigating ties between a Russian banker and the pro-gun organization:
The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.
In other words, the FBI is investigating whether or not Putin used an intermediary to funnel money into a U.S. organization that has ties to Donald Trump in order to put money into his campaign to help him win the 2016 election. This happened as Putin, the head of a hostile foreign government, was carrying out an attack on our country.
Make no mistake, if the NRA helped Putin do this, they are not just guilty of breaking an election law, they are guilty of treason. I know, it sounds hyperbolic but is it? 18 U.S. Code § 2381 defines treason as:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Putin did not want Hillary Clinton to be president. Not only did he not like her, but he knew that she would not be his puppet; Clinton had made that perfectly clear when she was President Obama’s secretary of state. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was desperate for Putin’s love. He praised the dictator over and over again throughout the years, even going as far as to wonder if the Russian president would be his new best friend. Putin recognized that Trump would be his best hope of getting the sanctions lifted that had been implemented after his attack on Ukraine. Sure, he wasn’t dropping bombs, shooting our soldiers and storming our shores, but he was absolutely waging a war. All of the U.S. intelligence agencies have confirmed this. Therefore, if the NRA ran the money, from a foreign government who was waging war on our country, through their organization and then deposited it in a Trump account, they absolutely gave aid to our enemy and committed treason.
So what then? Every single official of the NRA who was involved needs to be locked up. Period. We cannot allow American citizens to aid a foreign power whose only goal is the destroy the United States’ standing in the world. Hell, maybe the courts will be nice and put them in prison next to Trump (wouldn’t that be nice? Don’t judge me, I can daydream).