The Logan Act makes it a crime for a United States citizen, “without authority” from the federal government, to communicate with foreign officials in order to “influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government” in a dispute with the United States or “to defeat the measures of the United States.” A conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to three years.
That being said, read the following and decide for yourselves if the Congressional Syria Trip constitutes a violation of the Logan Act.
FoxNews.com reports that
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., should investigate the “red line” that Barack Obama said he would enforce in Syria during his presidency, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., should be “deposed” over his actions in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, President Trump claimed in a heated a Sunday night tweetstorm.
The president first blasted Pelosi for leading a congressional delegation to Jordan to inquire about Syria and said her attention should be focused elsewhere. He also claimed one million people died as a result of Obama declaring a “red line” in Syria in 2012, and never enforcing it (Various estimates of the death toll from Syria’s civil war have hovered around 500,000 people).
“Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria,” Trump began. “She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!”
The U.S. in April 2017 launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to a chemical weapons attack blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Pelosi defended the trip in a statement: “With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia.”
Trump then took direct aim at Schiff and the impeachment inquiry against him, calling the House Intelligence Committee chairman a con man and suggesting he should give a sworn deposition to the intelligence community inspector general.
“This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the “informant?” he asked.
“All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People?”
“I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?” Trump continued.
Schiff, for his part, promised there would be open hearings. He said at a news conference last week, “We are nonetheless continuing to get good and important information from witnesses.” On the “transcript” he read during a hearing last month, Schiff said later, “My summary of the president’s call was meant to be at least, part, in parody.”
There is only one Republican on Pelosi’s Congressional Excursion to Syria.
And, he ought to be ashamed on himself for traveling with a bunch of Democrats who are continuously attacking a Republican President.
The Democrats’ trip to Syria is nothing but treasonous sedition.
Merriam-Webster.com defines “sedition” as
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority
That being said, the intentional interference in the passage of Presidential Authority from one political party to another as the result of a fairly held election as prescribed by our Constitution can not be considered to be anything less.
As if Spygate, the Russian Collusion Delusion , and their Soviet-Style closed door Congressional Meetings weren’t enough, now they are interfering with President Trump’s Foreign Policy, trying to undo a cease fire simply because they do not like the current United States President.
According to Federal Law, the punishment for Seditious Conspiracy is detailed as follows..
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
The Trump Administration and its specified duties regarding the operation of the Government of the United States of America and the oversight of the safety and welfare of its citizens are under attack by members of a Former Presidential Administration, House Democrats, and members of our own Department of Justice.
Plus, we have a Former President and Secretary of State (John Kerry), who are instructing our sworn enemy, Iran, as to how “handle” Trump.
I believe that it is time that the laws against interference with our fairly elected government be enforced against those who would sabotage their own country for the sake of their own egos, to assuage their hurt and anger from a lost Presidential Election, and to preserve a legacy of failure which average Americans did not wish to continue.
Today, members of Congress will attempt to censure Rep. Adam Schiff.
I’ll go you one better: He deserves to be locked up, along with Hillary Clinton and every other Democrat who has been plotting with enemies foreign and domestic to somehow, someway remove President Trump from office.
These Democrats are making John Wilkes Booth look like an amateur.
Until He Comes,