BREAKING: Trump Says John Kerry “Violated Logan Act” and ‘Should Be Prosecuted’ For Negotiating With Foreign Government (VIDEO)
President Trump on Thursday called for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act.
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953) criminalizes negotiations by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States — the purpose of the Logan Act is to prevent an unauthorized person (John Kerry) from undermining the government’s current position.
“John Kerry violated the Logan Act,” Trump said. “He’s talking to Iran and has been, has many meetings and many phone calls and he’s telling them what to do. That is a total violation of the Logan act.”
.@realDonaldTrump says John Kerry violated the Logan Act and should be prosecuted for negotiating with a foreign government.
"He's talking to Iran and has been, has many meetings and tells them what to do. That is a total violation of the Logan act." pic.twitter.com/p7mjZwfMwm
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 9, 2019