Why does Trump keep bringing up the nonsensical claim that John Kerry violated the Logan Act? No one ever been prosecuted under the Logan Act during its more than 200-year-existence. Also, Trump should know better. He himself was the victim of Obama's zealous Logan Act busybodies
To clarify, @POTUS addressed #JohnKerry & pursuing #LoganAct 2x in today’s (Wed) press briefing. The 2nd time Trump was even more direct & said he believed Kerry violated the Act, which criminalizes negotiations by unauthorized US citizens w/foreign govts in disputes w/US.
Replying to @Jim_Jordan
Questions you should answer, but won’t: ✔️Why was Rudy in Ukraine acting as a representative of the US? ✔️Why hasn’t Rudy been charged with violating the Logan Act? ✔️Why does Rudy have access to confidential intel without a security clearance? ✔️Why haven’t you resigned?
Replying to @Western2A
Did you hear POTUS at the end of military briefing talk specifically about frmr Sen/Ambassador John Kerry (who apparently was in Iran giving bad advice)? Trump mentioned the bad advice Kerry gave Iran & told the press they should look up the Logan Act & they may look into it.
Trump is right that Kerry likely violated the Logan Act in the meeting with the Iranians. However, it is also clear that the Act is flagrantly unconstitutional. Indeed, I criticized its suggested use against Donald Jr. over the Trump Tower meeting.
Replying to @JasonMillerinDC
The Logan Act is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized American citizens with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States. The intent behind the Act is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the government
"At a time when the nation and the Department of Defense are focused on protecting the American people from the spread of the Coronavirus, we also remain vigilant to the many other threats our country faces." — @EsperDoD
"I think they (Iran) have been given some bad advice by former Secretary of State (John) Kerry. We can talk about the Logan act..." -- President Donald Trump Anticipate John Kerry to be trending any second now