Rachel Maddow took her “investigation” of Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia too far Thursday when she called and offered a classified dossier she acquired from an unnamed source to a Russian operative. She was trying to trade the file for a tape she was told had video of President Trump watching Slovenian call girls urinate on a mattress slept on by President Obama.
The tape, of course, didn’t exist and the Russian operative was a Justice Department undercover agent. Maddow was taken into custody at her home this morning and moved to an undisclosed location for questioning.
Maddow’s lawyer, who says she hasn’t had legal representation because of the charges filed under the Patriot Act, says the entire scenario reeks of entrapment and promised that everything that happened after she was contacted about the tape will be tossed out of court as fruit of the poisonous tree.
The prosecuting US attorney says the typical rules of law won’t apply as Maddow will be facing military tribunal as an enemy combatant and as such could face the death penalty for a charge of treason. The White House has yet to comment.
This is a developing story that will be updated.