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February 11, 2017

Logan (The Law, Not the Berry)

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 9:51 am

Logan-Berry-1In their latest efforts to undermine and subvert the presidency of Donald Trump, some national skews media are now asserting that after Trump’s election on November 8, 2016, but before his inauguration on January 20, 2017,  his selected National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the Logan Act.  Bezos’ Bozos at the Washington Post allege that Flynn “…privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office…”.

Here is the Congressional Research Service’s March 11, 2015, report entitled Conducting Foreign Relations Without Authority:  The Logan Act.  It explains what the Logan Act is and how it came to be.

OpenCdA suggests that if the skews media are seriously interested in pursuing allegations that Flynn violated the Logan Act, they need to also investigate with equal enthusiasm the conduct of US Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) in January 2017.

The issue is whether her supposedly spontaneous meeting in Syria with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had been lawfully authorized and had unlawfully interfered in US foreign relations.

The media might want to determine exactly who paid for Representative Gabbard’s trip to Syria.

The media might also want to ask the State Department which passport Representative Gabbard used for the trip.   Did she travel on a diplomatic passport, an official passport, or a regular passport?

As CRS noted in its report, there has never been a criminal prosecution for an alleged violation of the Logan Act.   OpenCdA is pretty sure there won’t be one this time, either.

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