Trump Goes After Democrat Senator For Violating Logan Act
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This week, news broke that Democrat Senator Chris Murphy and other associates held a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. The secret meeting between the top ranking Iranian officials and other Democrat Senators was held at a security conference in Munich.
This is yet another astonishing example of just how far Democrats will go to undermine the Trump administration's foreign policy.
President Trump took aim at the Senator in a series of statements made on Tuesday and Wednesday, suggesting he should be prosecuted for violation of the Logan Act.
“I saw that… Senator Murphy met with the Iranian; is that true? I just saw that on the way over. Is there anything that I should know? Because that sounds like a violation of the Logan Act,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
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This type of secret meeting implies Senator Murphy has been secretly coordinating with foreign leaders to undermine the Trump administration’s foreign policy in violation of the Logan Act, which bars Americans from conducting rogue negotiations with foreign governments in disputes with the U.S.
A violation of the Logan Act is a felony offense punishable with up to three years in jail.
According to Senator Lindsey Graham, multiple other Democrats were also present at the meeting, including Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Chris Coons of Delaware. Another individual reportedly attending the meeting was Obama’s former Secretary of State John Kerry, who played a key role in sending Iran pallets of cash a few years ago.
Trump continued with his attack on Wednesday, saying "Kerry & Murphy illegally violated the Logan Act. This is why Iran is not making a deal. Must be dealt with strongly!"
Senator Murphy justified his trip with the foreign leader, saying “if Trump isn’t going to talk to Iran, then someone should.”
Details were also released describing the trip on his Twitter:
Senator Murphy has criticized President Trump for years, and he is infamously known for helping to initiate the investigation into former National Security Adviser and Military General Michael Flynn over a phone call with a Russian ambassador after the election had already been decided.
“Any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy – even during a transition period – may be illegal and must be taken seriously,” Murphy said in 2017.
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