Quora question: Is it treason if the president does not listen to, believe or follow the advise of his intelligence committee?

My response:  The short answer to your question is no. The Constitution defines treason in Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1:

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”(1)

Mr. Trump’s disregard for the product rendered by the U.S. intelligence community is more a result of his conceit. When combined with his truculence—on display in his tweets and his coarse, extemporaneous remarks—they seem to act as inhibitors, preventing any measured discourse from entering his thoughts.

(1) High Crimes and Misdemeanors


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