The author of the above opines that Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony by traveling to Syria and communicating with a foreign government positions that differ from the Administration's. According to the article, the Logan Act prohibits the very same.
I've remained silent on Pelosi's trip and prior to reading this I knew nothing of this Act. Up until now, my feeling was that Pelsoi was just continuing her pattern of looking ridiculous. I've said for months now that Pelosi was acting like it's been election night since...well, election night. I half expect her to declare, yet again, "Democrats are ready to lead!" as she speaks overseas.
Moreover, I've felt that her trip was not helpful in that she was going way beyond fact finding or a goodwill visit, so to speak. Travel for Members of Congress is important, as the author himself states. But the Speaker of the House does not conduct foreign policy and has no authority whatsoever to do so. Such "state visits" are the sole pervue of the Administration. Is anyone aware of Hastert doing something similar?
Given Pelosi's actions since assuming the speakership, it's hard not to believe she thinks the election was about anything other than her. First we hade the previously mentioned statements about "Democrats are ready to lead!" and what not, repeated as nauseam. Then it was the hoopla over the first female speaker, some of which was deserved. But she's accomplished precisely jack shit since assuming the role. She looked like a fool when she failed to install Murtha. She accused the President of putting the "surge" troops in harm's way just to secure more war funding...then backed off the statement when questioned about it. Then she essentially pork-bribed her own party to vote for the war supplemental, a piece of legislation that she knew was going to be vetoed anyway.
I'll stop there, and finish with the fact that I don't think anything will come to fruition wrt to felony charges. As for whether or not she's long for the job...well that's another matter.