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Topic: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

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ATexasVol

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If this is true, shouldn't she be investigated for a possible violation of the Logan Act?   If not, I'd like to hear from the leftwingers how the Dems would view things if a ranking Republican Senator had dinner with a Russian official last week.   

State Department: We didn't OK Feinstein's meeting with Iranian minister
State Department: We didn't OK Feinstein's meeting with Iranian minister

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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 08:35:43 PM »
If this is true, shouldn't she be investigated for a possible violation of the Logan Act?  If not, I'd like to hear from the leftwingers how the Dems would view things if a ranking Republican Senator had dinner with a Russian official last week. 

State Department: We didn't OK Feinstein's meeting with Iranian minister
State Department: We didn't OK Feinstein's meeting with Iranian minister
Throw in Kerry as well
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:38:53 PM »
Just another Democrat scandal for the media to bury.

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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 10:26:20 PM »
Again - how is this not a direct violation of the Logan Act?  Again, imagine if this had been Trump and Russia.   

Team Obama Tells Iran: Don’t Escalate, Don’t Take Trump’s Bait


As the Trump administration sent warplanes and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, a small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm.

Conversations between former Obama officials and Iranian government officials have been ongoing since November 2016. Zarif, who visits the U.S. every year for the U.N. General Assembly in New York, usually meets with lawmakers, think tanks, journalists, and former officials when he is in town.


But the recent round of conversations, which took place over the phone and in person over the last two months, came as lines of communication between the U.S. and Iran, through intermediaries in Europe and elsewhere, deteriorated.

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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 07:56:47 AM »
The Logan Act appears to me to be "dead letter", not really a law.  

It's a bit vague in the wording I think.

"Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government 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.

This section shall not abridge the right of a 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.
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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 08:07:55 AM »
The Logan Act appears to me to be "dead letter", not really a law. 

It's a bit vague in the wording I think.

"Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government 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.

This section shall not abridge the right of a 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.
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But they said it was so applicable, according to the daily media narrative, when they were dragging General Flynn through the ringer claiming he violated it.

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Re: Did Diane Feinstein meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 08:16:30 AM »
It's ideal political folderol because it's pretty easy to accuse someone of a violation.

It apparently is much more difficult to take a case to court and win it.


 

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