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@realDonaldTrump 📢#RETWEET 📢
Tell President @realDonaldTrump Hold Violators of #LoganAct 18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948] Accountable:
John Kerry
Barrack Hussein Obama
hilary Clinton
nancy Pelosi
dianne Feinstein
maxine Waters
ilan Omar
rashida Tlaib
alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
@realDonaldTrump 1) Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is federal statute making it a crime for a Citizen to confer with foreign govts against the interests of United States. It prohibits U.S. Citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.
@realDonaldTrump 2) To prevent U.S. citizens from interfering with negotiations between the United States & foreign governments in the future, the Adams administration quickly introduced the bill that would become the Logan Act & has remained almost unchanged & unused since its passage.
@realDonaldTrump 3) #LoganAct Any US Citizen, wherever he may be, who, without authority of US directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign govt or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence measures or conduct of any foreign govt
@realDonaldTrump 4) 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. #LoganAct
@realDonaldTrump 5) This section shall not abridge the Right of a U.S. citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects. #LoganAct
@realDonaldTrump 6) The language of the #LoganAct appears to encompass almost every communication between a U.S. citizen & a foreign govt considered an attempt to influence negotiations between their two countries.
@realDonaldTrump 7) Because the language is so broad in scope, legal scholars & judges have suggested that the #LoganAct is unconstitutional. Historically, the Logan Act has been used more as a threat to those engaged in various political activities than as a weapon for prosecution.
@realDonaldTrump 8) In fact, the #LoganAct violations have been discussed in almost every U.S. Administration without any serious attempt at enforcement & to date there have been no convictions & only one recorded indictment.
@realDonaldTrump 9) One example of #LoganAct's use as a threat of prosecution involved Reverend jesse jackson. 1984 Jackson took well-publicized trips to Cuba & Nicaragua & returned with several Cuban political prisoners seeking Asylum in U.S.
@realDonaldTrump 10) The only Logan Act indictment occurred in 1803. It involved a Kentucky newspaper article that argued for the formation in the western United States of a separate nation allied to France. No prosecution followed.
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