The Department of Justice announced Monday that they will be investigating something former “President” Obama did for once.
While visiting France, Obama went on the attack against President Trump, telling French leaders that there is no leadership in America.
“We have a temporary absence of American leadership,” Obama said, adding that “this lapse will continue until at least 2020.”
“President Trump, you know, he’s trying his best,” Obama continued. “Unfortunately, his best isn’t nearly good enough and our country and the world are suffering because of it.”
Obama’s outburst is a violation of the Logan Act, which prohibits American citizens from influencing foreign governments:
§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
- 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.
“This is deeply concerning,” Justice Department lawyer Richard Burns says, adding that a “full investigation will be launched into this matter.”
The penalty for violating the Logan Act is up to five years in prison and Obama had better hope for some leniency because he can’t deny he did this.
It’s time to finally throw him behind bars where he belongs.