Senator Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran is a direct violation of the Logan Act and should be prosecuted. 1


If you liked my previous post 47 Senators Charged With Violating Logan Act, then here is something you can do about it.

Sign the petition, Senator Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran is a direct violation of the Logan Act and should be prosecuted, on the Whitehouse web site. (as of 1:48PM, the link has been fixed so that you can sign the petition).

Senator Tom Cotton and 46 others have written an Open Letter to the Iranian Government as an attempt to influence and interfere with our President’s current negotiations.

This is a violation of the Logan Act, a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

The Republicans’ flaunting of the law is getting bolder and bolder.  If we fail to prosecute, the escalation will just continue.  When you see the smoking gun, why wait for the mushroom cloud?

The President has taken the oath of office in which he promised to protect and defend the Constitution.  It is his duty to look into prosecution as a way of defending the Constitution and protecting it from being violated by people who want to ignore the separation of powers.


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