The Logan Act – Using a Dead Letter Law to Bludgeon Trump

Posted by Joseph Klein on FrontPageMag.com

Still No Evidence of Trump Campaign Collusion With the Russians

The 218-year-old Logan Act is receiving heightened attention lately as a possible club to use in bringing down the Trump administration.

This archaic criminal statute prohibits U.S. citizens from communicating with any foreign government or its officers, in the absence of authorization by the U.S. government, “with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States.”

In a New York Times op-ed article by two University of Chicago Law School professors, Daniel Hemel and Eric Posner, entitled “Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act,” the professors argue that Michael Flynn’s communications in December 2016 with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition period leading up to the inauguration of President Trump violates the Logan Act.

Moreover, they claim that Mr. Flynn’s filings as part of his guilty plea to one count of making materially false statements to the FBI “further reveal that a ‘very senior member’ of the Trump transition team almost certainly violated the Logan Act, too” by directing Mr. Flynn to convey certain messages to the Russian ambassador.

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A Decisive Plan for Post-Obama Administrations

Let’s start by saying I am not endorsing any particular person for any office but we will promote any ideas and plans that will protect our liberty — and a post on Daniel Bongino‘s facebook post on Sun, 22-Mar-2015 does just that. His focus is excellent as is his experience —

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Sessions Announces Hezbollah Financing, Narcoterror Team After Bombshell Report

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is creating a task force to take a fresh look at drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations linked to Hezbollah after an investigative report last month claimed that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to such activities to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.

The task force, dubbed the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), will begin its work by reviewing investigations stemming from Project Cassandra, a campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) targeting the Lebanese terror group’s actions.

According to a Politico report published last month, officials with the Obama Justice and Treasury Departments repeatedly delayed or rejected requests by Project Cassandra leaders to pursue significant investigations, prosecutors or sanctions.

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Liberty is Being Challenged at All Levels – Seen and Unseen – via the Internet

Liberty is being challenged at all levels — especially from the internet… One of the more popular comebacks by the left lately, at least at this end, is ‘All that information on the internet and still can’t get his (her) facts right’. Actually, it is a comeback by both sides

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Sorry Obama, Orlando is NOT a Gun Control Issue, it is a Jihadist Attack

EVERY time there is a mass shooting, the gun control advocates come crawling out pointing to their evidence — gun control is a Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Fallacy that the nervous want to avoid discussing. Deaths by guns is 50% of what it was 40 years ago and not

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