MSNBC contributor, ex-spy chief hint Trump deserves execution over classified records dispute

Michael Beschloss tweeted: "Rosenbergs were convicted for giving U.S. nuclear secrets to Moscow, and were executed June 1953."

Published: August 12, 2022 3:09pm

Updated: August 13, 2022 11:25pm

Amid published reports that former President Trump is improperly holding classified papers, including nuclear documents, at his Florida compound, MSNBC contributor Michael Beschloss and former CIA Director Michael Hayden are intimating via social media that Trump should be executed.

The Washington Post has reported that the FBI raided Trump's Mar-a-Lago compound on Monday in order to retrieve "nuclear documents" they believed were improperly stored there. 

Apparently equating the former president with the American spies convicted and executed for sharing U.S. nuclear weapons secrets with Joseph Stalin's Russia, Beschloss tweeted: "Rosenbergs were convicted for giving U.S. nuclear secrets to Moscow, and were executed June 1953."

Hayden retweeted Beschloss' ominous post, commenting: "Sounds about right."

Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy called out the former spy chief in his own tweet. "NBD just a former NSA & CIA Director (who also was among the dozens of ex-intel officials who signed the infamous October 2020 Hunter Biden laptop letter) out here suggesting that Trump should be executed," wrote Dunleavy.

The former president has denied keeping nuclear documents and suggested that the FBI planted the Washington Post story. 

Trump dismissed allegations that he was holding such documents in a post on his social media app, Truth Social. 

"Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more," he wrote.

"Same sleazy people involved," Trump added, referring to DOJ and FBI officials involved in the raid as well as in sustaining the debunked Russia collusion narrative. "Why wouldn't the FBI allow the inspection of areas at Mar-a-Lago with our lawyer's [sic], or others present. Made them wait outside in the heat, wouldn't let them get even close — said 'ABSOLUTELY NOT.'"

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