Sunday, February 5, 2017

Arizona Senator McCain Could Be Fined and Jailed For Calling Australian Ambassador Illegally

Because of McCain’s meddling the US may take in refugees that Australia banned entrance due to safety reasons.
John McCain called the Australian ambassador, in order to send a message to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. But, this could be a clear violation and abuse of the Logan Act.
Logan Act 18 U.S. Code § 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. Source Cornell University Law School
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
As the Act entails, law individuals are not allowed to interfere in issues that America has with other foreign countries.
McCain admits calling Australia’s Ambassador to the United States and said “Australia is one of America’s oldest friends and “In that spirit, I called Australia’s Ambassador to the United States to express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.”
In direct violations of , the Logan Act which states that whichever American citizen who “without permission of the United States” voluntarily or non-voluntarily “commences or carries on correspondence” with certain foreign government or its officials in order to “influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer” in active issues or problem-solving situations with the U.S., is facing a prison sentence of three years and/or a fine.
“We are united by ties of family and friendship, mutual interests and common values, and shared sacrifice in wartime,” Senator McCain explained regarding his talk to the Australian ambassador.
“I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are serving by our side, and remain committed to the safer, freer, and better world that Australia does far more than its fair share to protect and promote.”
McCain may be the senator from Arizona but the Logan Act does apply to him. Senator McCain was first to offer “unwavering support” to Turnbull and stuck his nose where it doesn’t belong.
The agreement to take in refugees that Australia wouldn’t accept was agreed to by former president Barack Obama. 
Related: Australian-Media-Has-A-Very-Different-Understanding-Of-What- Happened-With-President-Trump
ADI: McCain-Can’t-Peddle-Fast-Enough-Sundays-Comic/ See story
Call McCain tell him to take care of business and stop meddling, he's not the President
Senator John McCain (R- AZ)         202-224-2235      202-228-2862

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