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Trump Adviser: Clinton Should Be Executed for Treason

"I stand by it because treason is treason," Al Baldasaro told NBC News after his radio interview



    (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    A Donald Trump adviser and New Hampshire state lawmaker says he's standing by his controversial comments calling for Hillary Clinton to be shot by a firing squad for treason.

    State Rep. Al Baldasaro, who served as a Marine and advises the Republican presidential nominee on veterans' issues, said in an interview with NBC News Wednesday that he's standing by the comments he made earlier on the Jeff Kuhner Show on WRKO.

    He said the presumptive Democratic nominee's use of a private email server, for which Clinton won't face charges following an FBI investigation, should be considered treason.

    "As far as I'm concerned, the laws of the land on treason could be a firing squad if she's found guilty," Bladasaro said.

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    "I stand by it because treason is treason. When you take information on a service, that's a non-classified server, classified info, and you've got names of American CIA, Secret Service, ambassadors or whatever and you're sharing that out there, you're giving the enemy information," he told NBC News.

    Asked to respond to Baldasaro's comments, Trump aide Hope Hicks told NBC News, "No, of course Mr. Trump does not feel this way."

    The U.S. Secret Service is aware of Baldasaro's comments, a representative said.

    Baldasaro also on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that his comments were too controversial, arguing that Republicans needed to be tougher critics of Clinton.

    "We have to stop being nice. We gotta start putting America first. We have to protect our country first — no one is above the law," he said.

    Veterans groups are already calling for Trump to cut ties with Baldasaro.

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    "There is no room in this debate for those calling for the murder of Hillary Clinton. If Trump cannot get a hold of his out-of-control mob that is growing increasingly unhinged, he should drop out," Jon Soltz, an Iraq War veteran and chairman of, said in a statement.