President Trump suggested that former Secretary of State John Kerry, who served under former President Obama should be prosecuted for violating the Logan act.
The Logan Act makes it illegal for private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments.
According to The Hill:
President Trump said Thursday that former Secretary of State John Kerryshould be prosecuted under the Logan Act for speaking with Iranian officials and criticizing Trump’s policies in Iran.
Trump told reporters at the White House that he would not rule out the possibility of military action in Iran amid escalating tensions before laying into Kerry for his involvement.
“What I’d like to see with Iran, I’d like to see them call me,” Trump said. “John Kerry speaks to them a lot, and John Kerry tells them not to call. That’s a violation of the Logan Act, and frankly he should be prosecuted on that.”
Trump added that his “people don’t want to do anything,” and that “only the Democrats do that kind of stuff.”
Kerry has responded through his representatives stating that Trump’s claims are false and that he does not know the facts surrounding Kerry’s relationship with Iran.
They also slammed Trump for failing to know how to use diplomacy to keep America safe.