Nope, Trump Adviser Who Said Clinton Should Be Shot For Treason Isn’t Sorry

An adviser to Donald Trump on veterans’ issues said Thursday that he isn’t sorry for saying Hillary Clinton should shot by a firing squad for treason.

In an interview with MSNBC on the floor of the Republican National Convention, Al Baldasaro, co-chair of Trump’s veterans group and a New Hampshire delegate and legislator, repeated that he thought Clinton should be tried for treason, but said there would have to be a trial to determine what her punishment would be.

“I said she should be tried for treason. Only at the end of a trial they tell you what the verdict is,” Baldasaro said.

The Secret Service said it was investigating Baldasaro for saying that Clinton should face “the firing squad. For treason,” a sentiment he’s expressed twice this week.

Baldasaro told MSNBC that the agency’s investigation was “a bunch of BS” from the “liberal media.”

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