I served in the Army when Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the KGB. It is an act of war against the sovereignty of the U.S. for a foreign nation, adversarial or not, to interfere with our election process. Those who have wittingly participated in this plot should be indicted for espionage, sedition and treason.
If it is found that Donald Trump, members of his campaign and other supporters were witting and provided material aid and comfort to the endeavor of the foreign attempt to interfere with our governance, then they should be indicted and tried under the Espionage Act of 1917 and under Article 3.3 of the Constitution for treason.
We should, in no uncertain terms, inform Russia that such a breech is considered an act of war, and begin immediate sanctions against it and call upon the international community to do the same. It is sure that Russia would not broach our interference in their sovereignty through any method and would consider such an act of war. So should we.
We cannot let this pass as it would be a signal to the world that we will tolerate interference in our citizens’ right to decide our own fate.