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May 11, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Joins Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Repeal Logan Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congressman Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today introduced H.R. 6784, the Time to Repeal an Archaic Policy (TRAP) Act with U.S. Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.). The legislation seeks to repeal the 1799 Logan Act, which was recently abused by the corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to frame former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“The Logan Act is just another tool in the deep state’s belt to manipulate the justice system to serve their political agendas,” Steube said. “This law has never been used in the history of our country until the dishonest and politicized FBI used it to try and take down a decorated public servant and attack President Trump’s Administration. It should be repealed immediately to prevent another breakdown in justice like this tragedy.”

The Logan Act prohibits U.S. citizens from engaging in unauthorized foreign diplomacy. It was passed in 1799 when tensions were high with Europe. In its over 220-year-old history, it has rarely been used against any citizens. The FBI used the Logan Act to take down General Michael Flynn in 2017. Charges against Flynn were recently dropped.

“The Logan Act is a superfluous law that has clearly shown its only utility is in leveraging political opponents via selective prosecutions. I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting the TRAP Act so we can take this archaic law off the books once and for all,” Reschenthaler said.

You can read the full text of the bill here.