Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has already been falsely declared by the media as the president-elect, is already talking to foreign governments about his planned agenda as president, perhaps putting the United States in jeopardy and creating a national security issue.
According to Ben Rhodes, a former top foreign advisor and speechwriter for President Obama, Biden has already begun actively discussing his foreign policy agenda with foreign leaders. Is this even legal? According to Joe Biden himself, it wasn’t when he accused Michael Flynn of doing the exact same thing during the Obama transition period after President Donald Trump won his election in 2016.
Rhodes told MSNBC Monday that no matter what legal challenges Trump’s team launches; none will change the outcome. Biden will win and is already acting like the definite election winner.
“But here’s the thing. This is going to happen anyway,” Rhodes said of a presidential transition. The Trump people seem to be talking like they have some agency here. We’re going to have the pageantry already of the president-elect announcing his advisory board. He’s going to start announcing cabinet secretaries. The center of political gravity in this country and the world is shifting to Joe Biden,” he continued.
“Foreign leaders are already having phone calls with Joe Biden, talking about the agenda they’re going to pursue January 20th,” Rhodes admitted. “If that reality hasn’t sunk in yet for some people in the White House, it will sink in when they have to leave on January 20th. And they’re going to be in for a rude awakening here.”
Others, however, including President Donald Trump, think otherwise. In fact, many are questioning Rhodes’ comments and have alleged that Biden is potentially violating the Logan Act, that criminalizes unauthorized communication with foreign governments by American citizens.
The law states that:
“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.”
We are all familiar with the Logan Act because Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, was accused of violating the law during the Trump transition period when he engaged in discussions with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Those discussions came after the Obama administration-imposed sanctions on Moscow for election interference.
Ironically, it was Joe Biden who suggested that during the transition of the final days of the Obama administration that investigators should use the Logan Act to arrest Flynn. Welcome to the Democrats way of governing – hypocrisy, lies, and deceit.