Hoekstra: The American People Wants Flynn to Reach out to Foreign Governments
HOEKSTRA: "As an incoming National Security Advisor to the president, he should be having these conversations with the Russians, with the Chinese, the British, the French, the Germans, Israelis. It's his job because ... his boss is going to become president of the United States of America and you just can’t start at that point in time in terms of reaching out to foreign governments. Foreign governments know that it is the incoming administration. He can’t be negotiating and making deals at this point in time. Everybody knows of the statuses. I don’t see this as a violation of the Logan act. As a matter of fact, no one has been prosecuted for violating that law since it has been in effect since 1799. Flynn was doing exactly what the American people and what I think his boss wanted him to do, start reaching out to foreign governments, and lay the groundwork, the framework, for when I become president."