Should Howard Dean get charged under the Logan Act?

Jay Tea at Wizbang thinks so. What’s is the Logan Act?

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.

Gosh, that does sound like what Howard Dean admitted to recently in an interview with The Politico’s Roger Simon:

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean has been meeting with world leaders to repair “the extraordinary damage” that the Bush administration has done to America’s image and to prepare the way for a new Democratic president.

“I am trying to build relationships with other governments in preparation for a Democratic takeover,” Dean told me. “I want to make clear that there is an opposition in America and that we are ready to take power and that when we do, we are going to have much better relationships with them.”

Jay writes:

Of course, nothing will be done about this. But damn it, does he have to be so FLAGRANT in his contempt for the law?

I seriously doubt the Dr. of Disology has any clue that he’s breaking any law, but just as soon as any major speculation about whether or not he should be charged appeared in newspapers and was heard around the DC ‘cocktail circuit’, he and his fellow Democrats would no doubt be screaming from the rooftops about how even talking about charging him would throw an arctic chill on the 1st Amendment.

A more blatant example of a violation of the Logan Act is Senator Jay Rockefeller’s confession that in January 2002 – just 4 months after 9/11 – he visited several Middle Eastern countries and told Syria – an ally of Iraq’s – what he thought the President’s intentions were towards Iraq. Rockefeller, in an interview Fox News’ Chris Wallace did with him in November of 2005, said (emphasis added):

SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The – I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I’ll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq – that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.

That outrageous violations of the law such as these are never prosecuted – never even hinted that there should be any investigations by the powers-that-be – is a travesty of justice, much like the fact that we haven’t seen any aggression by the Justice Department to catch the routine leakers of classified national security information to the mainstream media. Instead, the Justice Dept. jumps everytime a Democrat whines to the press about a ‘violation of the law’ (see the pLamegate nonsense for more) because they’re petrified that they won’t be seen as ‘impartial.’ In the meantime, Democrats like Rep. William “Cold Hard Cash” Jefferson are still walking around free, sitting on the Homeland Security Committee, and former Clinton administration NSA advisor Sandy Berger got a slap on the wrist for stealing classified documents related to the foiled “miillenium terror attack plot” from the National Archives and stuffing them down his pants and underneath a construction trailer.

If there’s any ‘scandal’ in the Justice Department it’s that, and not this bogus 8 fired attorneys nonsense.

Update: Check out these photos Gateway Pundit has that the DNC Chair has taken with certain, shall we say socialistic ‘world leaders’ – surprise surprise. Are these the ones Dr. Dean is talking about?

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