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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:58 PM

 

What laws has Donald Trump and his campaign associates broken?

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18 U.S. Code § 953 - Private correspondence with foreign governments
Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
US Code

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.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:59 PM

1. High crimes

And misdemeanors.

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:08 PM

2. Didn't he fund the revolutionary guard through a deal in Azerbaijan?

 

With the Baku hotel deal, the Trump Organization may have violated federal corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the New Yorker notes. The heart of the problem seems to be little due diligence before Trump jumped into the project, even though the country is known for being corrupt, his partners were billionaires on a $12,000-a-year-government salary, and corrupt practices were so commonly talked about they litter the State Department cables released by WikiLeaks and featured prominently in a 2014 Foreign Policy piece, “The Corleones of the Caspian.”

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/06/trump-hotel-in-baku-partnered-with-notoriously-corrupt-oligarch-with-ties-to-iranian-revolutionary-guard-corps-new-yorker-report-azerbaijan-iran-corruption-conflict-of-interest-mammadov/

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:27 PM

3. The Logan Act is very likely unconstitutional, and is typically used as a cudgel against liberals

Also, no one has ever been successfully prosecuted under that statute, and only one person has even been indicted.

I'm sure Trump has broken and will continue to break many laws, but this isn't a good example.

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