John Kerry’s legacy is permanently damaged because of his association and employment with the Obama administration. There have always been questions regarding the work he has done, especially in reference to the Iran Deal which he helped author and was terrible for the American people. Now, members of Congress have found him responsible for even worse crimes and it is all coming apart at the seams.
Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is calling for Kerry, the former Secretary of State to be arrested for Logan Act violations. A 1799 law that to this day nobody has been arrested or charged with. This latest update came after the Boston Globe reported that Kerry was looking to save the Iran Deal.
For those of you who don’t understand what the Logan Act really is, this is what it promulgates in reference to private correspondence with foreign governments:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.”
LOL, such hypocrisy…the left did not consider the Logan Act a “dubious” law when they were going after @GenFlynn
and the Trump transition team in 2016- and yes @DevinNunes is correct: ‘Send in the G Men’ – calls for John Kerry to be arrested by the FBI https://t.co/B6LwiYDxVf
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) May 5, 2018
While Democrats are busy pointing the finger at Republicans and the current administration regarding the Trump-Russia Mueller investigation it appears they have plenty of criminality of their own. What they need to do is take responsibility for it instead of pointing their fingers at Republicans. They have plenty of blame to accept for themselves and there comes a time when enough is enough. And enough is enough.
The Washington Examiner reported,
“Meanwhile, Tom Fitton, who heads the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, said “Kerry making quiet play to save Iran deal with foreign leaders: report. I’m waiting for the Left to scream treason and for Sally Yates to invoke the Logan Act and demand a criminal investigation.”
He was referring to former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was concerned that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn had violated the Logan Act during the presidential transition period after he discussed policy issues with a Russian envoy.
The Logan Act is a more than 200-year-old law under which no one has ever been prosecuted, that prohibits private citizens from acting on behalf of the U.S. in disputes with foreign governments.
President Trump found himself beset by Logan Act talk after the Republican Convention during 2016 campaign, when Trump sarcastically invited Russia to produce the 30,000-plus emails that Hillary Clinton deleted rather than turn over to investigators.
The Iran deal, struck in 2015, was struck during the Obama administration and put Iran’s nuclear program on ice in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions.
Trump, who has until May 12 to decide whether to continue on with the agreement, seek changes, or abandon it, has indicated he intends to pull out of the Iran deal, provided it is not altered, despite the protestations of European allies.”
Even if the Logan Act has never been used and is over 200 years old it nonetheless is a law that people cannot break. The rules set forth in our constitution are over 200 years old, that doesn’t mean we all of a sudden get to stop following them. They are the foundation of our country, our values, and our principles. As such, they need to be respected for that exact reason.
Democrats need to come to terms with the fact that they lost the 2016 presidential election and there is no going back. They can’t interfere now whether it is with the Iran Deal, North Korea, Russia, or anybody or anything else for that matter. Their time is up, they had their chance, and they floundered it, now it is time for the real professionals to come and clean up the mess.