We have known this since before he overtook the office in January 2017. We knew this when he exhorted Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s “30,000 emails” and use them to interfere in our elections. Literally every single thing he has done with respect to Russia before and during his tenure in the Oval Office has been a French kiss to Putin.
Those who claim this is not formally treason are using a thin artful dodge. We haven’t issued a formal declaration of war since June 5, 1942, yet no one would seriously argue that we haven’t been at war with Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran and others since then. Hell, we declare ourselves at “war” with drugs (to no avail). So I call bullshit on that.
By any reasonable definition, Trump is truly a traitor. We are in a war with Russia, among others, of disinformation and cyber attacks. Putin is winning handily with his assets in the Oval Office and the Republican-held Senate.
There is no higher crime or misdemeanor than to betray your country to benefit a hostile foreign actor. And now it appears Trump is happy to sacrifice the lives of American soldiers to Putin’s causes, too.