John Kerry Secretly Met With Foreign Leaders to Salvage Iran Nuclear Weapons Program
I know no one has ever been prosecuted under the logan act, but how does this not violate the logan act?
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted 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. The Act was passed following George Logan's unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams on January 30, 1799.
and indeed, on twitter
Tom Fitton @TomFitton
Kerry making quiet play to save Iran deal with foreign leaders: report. I'm waiting for the Left to scream treason and for Sally Yates to invoke the Logan Act and demand a criminal investigation. http://thehill.com/policy/national-secu ... th-foreign
Sally Yates was the acting-AG (obama holdover) who backed general flynn into a corner and accuse him of violating the logan act during the transition
What is an "unauthorized person"?
"unauthorized person" means "without the permission or authority of the Government of the United States"
Under the US Constitution, (to quote Justice Sutherland, writing for the Supreme Court):
"[T]he President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation. He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; but he alone negotiates. Into the field of negotiation the Senate cannot intrude; and Congress itself is powerless to invade it. As Marshall said in his great argument of March 7, 1800, in the House of Representatives, 'The President is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations.'
Acting AG Sally Yates backed general Flynn (the incoming national security advisor) into a corner and accused him of violating the logan act because he took a phone call from the Russian ambassador during the transition
Kerry was Secretary of State during the Obama administration, and is acting like he still considers himself Secretary of State