What if we had a President who wanted to provide funds to an unpopular foreign guerilla army? Congress refused to provide him with the funds needed, so he illegally and secretly sold weapons to a terrorist, enemy country in order to get around our democratic system of government. What if, as the transaction was occurring, our president publicly asserted that no such thing was happening?
If such a set of circumstances came to pass, what would constitute a just punishment for such a president? What are the chances that such a president might remain the hero of Republicans, despite his treason?