Trump: John Kerry Shadow Dealing With Iran ‘Possibly Illegal’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent 10:32 AM 05/07/2018 The Daily Caller

{Ketchup Boy better watch his step. – LS}

President Donald Trump took aim at former Secretary of State John Kerry for engaging in surreptitious talks with Iranian and European diplomats as a private citizen in attempts to save the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, in a Monday tweet.

Kerry reportedly has engaged in private meetings with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif to discuss the future of the nuclear deal. The former secretary of state’s conduct has come under scrutiny for possibly violating the Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments in dispute with the U.S.

Trump is considering withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran in the coming weeks after refusing to certify the Islamic Republic’s compliance. The president has long railed against the deal as one of the worst ever negotiated by the U.S. and how it does not address issues of concern to the U.S., like Iran’s ballistic missile program and its eventual expiration.

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2 Comments on “Trump: John Kerry Shadow Dealing With Iran ‘Possibly Illegal’”

  1. Anita Says:

    It was foretold, better read God’s word

  2. joopklepzeiker Says:

    The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law
    that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign
    governments having a dispute with the United States. The intent behind
    the Act is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the
    government’s position.[2] The Act was passed following George Logan’s unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams
    on January 30, 1799. The Act was last amended in 1994, changing the
    penalty for violation from “fined $5,000” to “fined under this title”;
    this appears to be the only amendment to the Act.[2] Violation of the Logan Act is a felony.


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