A Limp Mueller: From Treason to…Violations of the Logan Act?

As Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump/Russia affair limps towards a conclusion that is going to leave many Democrats extremely unsatisfied, we’re already beginning to see the widening gulf between what was promised from the rooftops and what will ultimately be delivered. The left spent the majority of this year selling us a story of intrigue, international collusion, a conspiracy to shape the course of the 2016 election, and TREASON. They did everything but come out and tell their supporters that by Christmas, they would have the pleasure of watching Donald Trump marched out of the White House and into an orange jumpsuit, courtesy of Mr. Mueller and The Justice Squad.

As it turns out, it may not be that exciting. Not by a long shot.

In fact, you can see that they’re already starting to shift the goalposts. Okay, maybe Trump didn’t “collude” with Russia. In that case, maybe Trump tried to “obstruct justice” when he fired James Comey. Oh, but that looks like a dead end street, since we can’t even get legal experts to agree on whether or not it’s even possible for a president to obstruct justice in such a way. After all, the president of the United States is the top law enforcement official in the country. Both the Justice Department and the FBI are under his direct purview. If he wants to fire the director of the FBI for cause, or for no cause at all, he’s perfectly within his rights to do so. There’s no crime here. None at all. The very idea that he could be charged with obstruction would bring about an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

Okay, so maybe not obstruction. What then?

Well, now we’re hearing Democrats talk a lot about an obscure 1799 law called the Logan Act, which reads as follows:

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.

Well then. The argument is that by directing Michael Flynn to speak with the Russians about the sanctions passed by the Obama administration, the Trump transition team may have violated this law. And never mind that exactly no one – EVER – had been prosecuted under the Logan Act. If the Democrats are determined to make something stick to the president, they may see this as their best shot. Good luck with that.

What’s more likely is that Mueller and his team are going to start digging through decades of bank records and Trump business deals to find some crime or another they can charge the president with. It won’t have anything to do with Russia or the 2016 election, but that’s how these special prosecutions go. You have to have SOMETHING to show for all the money you’ve wasted, and you have to give SOMETHING to those hungry, angry liberals thirsty for the big kill.

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