In a twist of fate, John Stormer, author of None Dare Call It Treason, died last week. His 1964 jeremiad forecast America’s takeover by homegrown communists. The word "treason" has returned in force after Donald Trump’s Helsinki summit on Monday with Vladimir Putin. Among others, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, former cabinet secretaries, a leading Democratic legislator and several New York Times columnists have accused the US president of being a traitor. Treason, as defined by the US constitution, includes giving "aid and comfort" to America’s enemies. It is hard to imagine Putin being discomforted by Trump’s words — and that is just what he said in public. Who knows what assurances he gave the Russian president in private? But there lies a danger for Trump’s critics. To be sure, Trump appears to be doing the Kremlin’s work for it. On Monday, he endorsed Putin’s protestation of innocence over Russian interference in his 2016 election victory — over the word of...

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