Alptekin has ties to Erdogan, according to the filings.
Flynn stepped down as President Trump’s national security adviser Feb.
Logan’s interference with the foreign policy of the United States,” according to an article published by Oxford University Press’ blog.
According to Reuters, the Logan Act “is aimed at preventing the undermining of official U. government positions.” Some Democrats also accused Donald Trump of violating it at different points during the campaign, and some have argued it’s antiquated and doesn’t work in modern communication times.
Spicer also defended Flynn’s work with Turkey, saying he did so as a “private citizen.” “This is what he did for a living,” Spicer said during a press briefing in the West Wing.
However, the Times reported that it would be very unusual for the law to be prosecuted because it is “murky” during presidential transition periods.“We got to a point — not based on a legal issue but based on a trust issue — where the level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change,” Spicer said.Flynn’s sudden departure came after reports that he had discussed US sanctions against Russia with Kislyak, despite his claims to the contrary.The Washington Post’s sources said Flynn’s references to the election-related sanctions were explicit and that he even urged Russia not to overreact to the penalties that had just been imposed by outgoing President Barack Obama.“Kislyak was left with the impression that the sanctions would be revisited at a later time,” said one former official.Meanwhile, it emerged that while Trump was notified weeks ago about the Department of Justice’s concerns about Flynn’s conversations, Pence remained in the dark until last Thursday — the same day The Washington Post broke its story saying Flynn had discussed the sanctions with Kislyak, sources told NBC News.