On this week’s episode of Chicago Stories, Mayor Emanuel sat down with Eric to look behind the headlines of the Robert Mueller investigation and explore its legal dimensions and possible outcomes.
At the forefront of the discussion was the Logan Act, the 1799 law which forbids private citizens from “freelancing” foreign policy.
Expounding on issues he recently detailed in the New York Times with fellow University of Chicago Law Professor Daniel Hemel, Eric explained that while it’s appropriate for incoming administrations to express policy positions and introduce themselves to foreign officials, it’s illegal for them to negotiate with foreign governments.
This is where the Robert Mueller investigation comes in.
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