Today at a press conference Trump called out John Kerry for working with Iran in violation of the Logan Act and says he should be prosecuted:
President Trump on Iran: “I’d like them to call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. @JohnKerry tells them not to call. That’s a violation of the Logan Act. And, frankly, he should be prosecuted on that.” pic.twitter.com/Y145xDnb3g
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 9, 2019
While Trump says Kerry should be prosecuted, he also said his people don’t want to do that because that’s the kind of the Democrat administrations do or something.
I would remind you that last year Marco Rubio asked the DOJ to investigate John Kerry for this very violation, but from what Trump says today it doesn’t sound like it’s going anywhere.
And just to point out, Kerry was asked about this last year and did not deny that he was trying to get Iran to wait out the president, hoping Trump will be gone in 2020:
John Kerry was asked point blank in September 2018 whether he was telling Iran to wait out President Trump. He did not deny it.@DanaPerino: “Is that accurate?”@JohnKerry: “Well, I think everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump.” pic.twitter.com/ThrNLWKjb9
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) May 9, 2019
Honestly, I don’t buy Trump’s excuse that Democrats are the only ones who do this.
If this is a clear violation of the Logan Act as it appears to be, then the DOJ should absolutely prosecute Kerry on this. The DOJ is supposed to be void of politics and if he’s guilty, he deserves to be prosecuted. After all, this is serious stuff.