I’m reading about the reactions of people to Trump’s seeming agreement with Putin that he might consider providing US citizens to answer the Russian government’s questions. The first thing that came to my mind was “yeah but how can Trump give permission for something like that, don’t the people in question have to agree?”
The way the news reports portray it, it seems like people are being spoken for and have absolutely no say in the matter, like they’re children. What are the laws regarding this. I mean, was this Trump saying “sure, you can talk to anyone you want, if they’ll talk to you. I’m not stopping you.” or are we talking about some kind of coercion? (I can’t even imagine such a thing would be legal).
What was Trump agreeing to? I can find no reference on the internet to the legality of a head of our state offering up a private citizen to “talk” without asking their permission first.