(Tea Party PAC) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week that Trump’s claim that former Secretary of State John Kerry violated the Logan Act is “true.”
“It’s true. I mean I was there in Munich when I saw not only Kerry … the whole gang that crafted that terrible deal…they were there, they met with the Iranian leadership,” Pompeo explained during a Thursday appearance on “Fox and Friends.”
“It’s unusual, but more importantly, it’s wrong,” said Pompeo.
Earlier this month, President Trump called for Kerry to be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act.
The Logan Act, 1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, makes it a crime for any unauthorized person to negotiate with any government having a dispute with the United States.
The Purpose of the Act is to prevent someone like Kerry from undermining the position of current elected officials.
“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.”
Last May, the Boston Globe reported that Kerry had been traveling to Iran secretly to try to salvage what he could of former President Obama’s awful Iran deal.
He also reportedly met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York City.
And yes, in case you were wondering, this is illegal, highly inappropriate, and highly unusual for a former Secretary of State.
Just another reminder how corrupt the Obama administration truly was!
On May 8th, 2018, President Trump announced that he was set to withdraw from Obama’s Iran deal, calling it one of the worst deals he’d ever witnessed.
Prior to this announcement, however, Kerry, who was the architect of the deal, worked behind the scenes on a “stealthy yet aggressive mission” of shadow diplomacy, trying to preserve the deal in meetings with the Iranian official Javad Zarif.
Former Obama administration officials continue to try to undermine the President’s authority on the world stage.
Kerry met with Iranian officials in Paris, Obama has met with Germany on more than one occasion to hold talks with Chancellor Merkel, and Hillary Clinton traveled to Puerto Rico on January to meet with the governor of San Juan to help rebuild infrastructure after a hurricane ravaged the island.
These are not the jobs of former officials, this is why we have the Logan Act!
This is on top of all the meddling here at home!