Special Counsel Robert Mueller looks to be using an archaic law, The Logan Act, in an attempt to pressure those in the Trump administration to testify as to what they know about possible Russian collusion.
The Logan Act, enacted in 1799, basically states that citizens can’t interact with foreign governments without the consent of the U.S. government.
The act states: “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, 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, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
It’s been reported that former President Obama has been shadowing President Trump when he goes overseas to conduct business with foreign leaders. Trump just concluded a whirlwind tour of Asia, and, guess who toured the area right after? Yep, Obama.
Obama has been meeting with foreign leaders, and he’s a private citizen now. He does not have the consent of the U.S. government. That means, basically, he’s in violation of the Logan Act.
The Independent Sentinel reported:
“Acting like he’s still president, Barack Obama is following President Trump’s successful trip with one of his own, meeting with Presidents, rehashing his alleged successes while abroad, all in an attempt to diminish Trump’s overseas wins. In other words, he’s a troll.
Obama is on a three-country tour of India, China, France, meeting with presidents, talking about climate change, and acting the role of the Pretender.
It’s sad when a has-been President is still attempting to bask in former glory and feels the need to shamelessly follow the current President around in Asia. He has gone where no president has gone before and he looks very foolish.
He’s the Norma Desmond of Politics. Norma Desmond was a character played by Gloria Swanson in the movie Sunset Boulevard. She’s the dangerous and fading film star who ends up believing she’s young, popular and beautiful when all the cameras are trained on her after she kills her young lover.””
Syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro addressed Obama’s dealings with foreign powers on Fox News, today.
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Fox Business host, Lou Dobbs, actually said that U.S. Marshals should bring Obama back to America if he continues to shadow President Trump on overseas trips. He might be onto something here.
If “citizen” Obama is truly trying to undermine President Trump, then he could be, and should be, charged under the Logan Act with a crime. That would land him in prison for quite a spell. Something we’d all like to see.
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By Jeff Rainforth
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