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GOP challenger says Trump committed treason

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who's seeking the GOP nomination for president next year, accused President Donald Trump of "treason" related to the Ukraine scandal.

Trump has acknowledged he discussed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after a whistleblower brought the incident to the public eye.

"Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election. It couldn't be clearer," Weld said. "The penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death. That's the only penalty. The penalty under the Constitution is removal from office and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal."

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