Trump promotes Liz Cheney's 'Treason' comment on Twitter

President Trump on Monday promoted Representative Liz Cheney’s suggestion that some FBI officials may have committed “treason.” 

He tweeted: “Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ’could well be treason,” and shared a link to Cheney’s assertion.

She made the comment during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” first recalling the messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which included talk of an “insurance policy against this president.”

“That, in my view, when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup,” Cheney added. “And it could well be treason. And I think that we need to know more.” 

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako in a Imperial Palace welcome ceremony Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako in a Imperial Palace welcome ceremony Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump walks during a welcome ceremony with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump participates in a welcome ceremony with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump participates in a welcome ceremony with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump, front left, and first lady Melania Trump, second left, are escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito, front right, and Empress Masako, fourth left, during an welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Monday, May 27, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
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That remark came not long after Trump made a very similar allegation. 

Last week at a press event, a reporter asked him: “The Constitution says treason is punishable by death. You’ve accused your adversaries of treason. Who specifically are you accusing of treason?” 

“Well, I think a number of people,” Trump replied. “They have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person.” 

“If you look at [James] Comey; if you look at [Andrew] McCabe; if you look at probably people higher than that; if you look at Strzok; if you look at his lover, Lisa Page, his wonderful lover — the two lovers, they talked openly,” Trump continued. “You know, they didn’t use their private server because they didn’t want to get caught, so they used the government server. That was not a good move.”

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