House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff are out of control. The two Democrats went on a foreign trip to the Middle East where they played dirty by bad-mouthing President Trump. Pelosi and Schiff acted directly against the president by threatening his ongoing foreign policies. Well, now it looks like they are violating the Logan Act. Overall, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff have zero authority to negotiate with a foreign power.
The Logan Act, enacted in January 30, 1799, is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States. The intent behind the Act is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the government’s position.
Washington Examiner reports:
Democrats accused Trump of Logan Act violations in the summer of 2016, immediately after the Republican convention, when Trump sarcastically invited Russia to produce the 30,000-plus emails that Hillary Clinton deleted rather than turn over to investigators. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said during a July 27 news conference. “I think that you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press — let’s see if that happens, that’ll be nice.”
The next day, Tom Vilsack, Obama’s secretary of agriculture and on Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential short list, accused Trump of violating the Logan Act. “That’s a no-no, you can’t do that,” Vilsack said. “That’s not legal.”
Following Vilsack was Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. “I believe it violates the Logan Act,” McCaskill said, “and I think he should be investigated for that.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s statement “a treasonous act.” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it “borders on treason.”
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe weighed in the next day. “The Logan Act, which was enacted back in 1799 and fundamentally says that you cannot engage in negotiations with a foreign power,” Tribe told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “It hasn’t been used, but that’s because we haven’t had very many Donald Trumps, thank God, in our history. I think he’s violated that act.”
On Aug. 3, two more Democratic senators, Chris Coons and Sheldon Whitehouse, called for a hearing on Trump and the Logan Act. “Mr. Trump’s comments implicate U.S. criminal laws prohibiting engagement with foreign governments that threaten the country’s interests, including the Logan Act and the Espionage Act,” they wrote.
Having all that in mind, i see no reason why Nancy Pelosi and PENCIL-NECK Adam Schiff shouldn’t be called in for questioning over violation of Logan Act.
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