Trump Amplifies Calls For Deep State Military Tribunals: ‘Liz Cheney Is Guilty of Treason’

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Former President Donald Trump has escalated his promise to hold lawbreaking members of the Deep State to account, circulating posts on Truth Social calling for “televised military tribunals” for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer.

However, former Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney appear to be the first head on the chopping block.

Trump, positing on Truth Social on Sunday, circulated two posts from users calling for John McCain’s daughter to face prosecution in a military tribunal for treason.

“Elizabeth Lynne Cheney is guilty of treason,” the post said. “Retruth if you want televised military tribunals.”

A separate post included photos of 15 former and current elected officials that said, in all-capital letters, “they should be going to jail on Monday not Steve Bannon!

Those officials included Biden, Harris, Pence, Schumer and McConnell — the top leaders in the Senate — and Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker.

The list in the second post also had members of the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, including Liz Cheney and the former Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger, another Republican, and the Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff, Jamie Raskin, Pete Aguilar, Zoe Lofgren and Bennie Thompson, who chaired the committee.

NY Times reports: In a statement, the Trump campaign did not address Trump’s posts, instead repeating allegations of misconduct by members of the committee, saying “Liz Cheney and the sham January 6th committee banned key witnesses, shielded important evidence, and destroyed documents” related to their investigation.

The posts, which were amplified by Trump’s Truth Social account on Sunday afternoon, were still listed on his profile on Monday afternoon.

The Biden campaign denounced the posts in a statement, saying that Trump “is doubling down on threats to our democracy,” adding that “the Supreme Court has now paved the way for him to do exactly what he is saying he will if he wins.”

Cheney responded with her own social media post on Sunday evening, saying “Donald — This is the type of thing that demonstrates yet again that you are not a stable adult — and are not fit for office.”

Trump has repeatedly called for the imprisonment of his political opponents, often singling out members of the Jan. 6 committee. But the two posts that Trump amplified on Sunday particularly stand out.

One proposed jailing an extensive list of high-ranking officials, including Trump’s former vice president, the top Republican in the Senate and the current president and vice president. The other invoked the dictatorial imagery of a televised military tribunal, which would strip Cheney of her right to due process similar to the military courts used to prosecute terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay.

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