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Skip to comments.Illegal Diplomacy (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony)
Posted on 04/06/2007 5:49:19 AM PDT by RDTF
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony in traveling to Damascus this week, against the wishes of the president, to communicate on foreign-policy issues with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The administration isn't going to want to touch this political hot potato, nor should it become a partisan issue. Maybe special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, whose aggressive prosecution of Lewis Libby establishes his independence from White House influence, should be called back.
The "Logan Act" makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," ...
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Bush has already shown, time and again, that he won't do anything.
Every time some idiot from our country goes free-lancing in foreign policy, someone brings up the Logan Act.
Heck, I remember when the Rev. Jesse Jackas -—, uh, Jackson -— used to do this in the days of Ronald Reagan.
Then, over the years, we’ve had several forays into foreign policy by FORMER President Carter, even to the point of intervening with foreign heads of state to oppose American policy.
No one ever gets prosecuted for violating the Logan Act. Mrs. Pelosi won’t be prosecuted, either.
The other 100 threads on this topic say that it does not apply to members of Congress.
Felony!?! Try treason.
Well now is the time for Bush to grow a pair and do to them what they have been doing to us.