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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: thesaneone
It's so nice that you are so enamored with me that you will derail a thread to talk about me, but you should probably stick with the topic's line of conversation and not talk about me.
Just like you can set your clock by the changing seasons. You can also be assured that Xuen will tell us that Democrats are on the cusp of being indicted or arrested no matter what is going on in the news.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: MysticPearl
Except it technically is illegal. If Flynn discussed national policy with a foreign government before Trump took office he is in violation of the Logan Act. Nobody has ever been convicted of such but, like I said, still technically illegal.
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.
originally posted by: MysticPearl
The funniest thing is liberals thinking reaching out to foreign countries is illegal.
Contacting the Russians is no different than contacting Canada, or China, or Brasil.
originally posted by: face23785
An incoming administration is well within it's rights to discuss with a foreign government what policy they will pursue once they take over office.
Literally every incoming administration does this.
originally posted by: fiverx313
"An incoming administration is well within it's rights to discuss with a foreign government what policy they will pursue once they take over office."
it's not though
"Literally every incoming administration does this."
But the conservative Merkel, who grew up in the Communist East, has worked hard to repair ties and emerged as one of President George W. Bush's closest allies in Europe.
She said on the eve of Obama's visit that she expected to discuss NATO cooperation, climate change and trade issues with the Illinois senator.
They were also expected to discuss Afghanistan and Iraq, the countries where Obama started his overseas tour. In Kabul on Sunday, Obama described the situation in Afghanistan as precarious and urgent.
He and McCain have both said that Europe must step up its efforts in Afghanistan, but Merkel told reporters on Wednesday that she would tell Obama there were limits to what Germany could do.
he Congress declares it to be the purpose of the Act to promote the orderly transfer of the executive power in connection with the expiration of the term of office of a President and the inauguration of a new President.The national interest requires that such transitions in the office of President be accomplished so as to assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws and in the conduct of the affairs of the Federal Government, both domestic and foreign. Any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the United States and its people. Accordingly, it is the intent of the Congress that appropriate actions be authorized and taken to avoid or minimize any disruption. In addition to the specific provisions contained in this Act directed toward that purpose, it is the intent of the Congress that all officers of the Government so conduct the affairs of the Government for which the exercise responsibility and authority as (1) to be mindful of problems occasioned by transitions in the office of President, (2) to take appropriate lawful steps to avoid or minimize disruptions that might be occasioned by the transfer of the executive power, and (3) otherwise to promote orderly transitions in the office of President.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: xuenchen
So hire them! Great logic there. It's like hiring a criminal knowing they are thieves and hoping they steal from you so you can just fire them. Great business tactic, every company should do that.