Trump Calls For Former Sec. Of State John Kerry To Face Criminal Charges

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Trump says Kerry violated the Logan Act and calls for a Justice Department investigation.

According to Roll Call, on Thursday, Trump held a small conference in which he complimented his National Security Adviser, John Bolton.

“John’s very good. He has strong views on things, which is okay,” Trump said. “I’m the one who tempers him, which is okay. I have John Bolton and I have people who are a little more dovish than him.”

Trump continued to discuss a large range of matters, including upcoming trade talks with China and South Korea’s report that North Korea fired two missiles overnight. He then suggested that former Secretary of State John Kerry should be investigated by the Justice Department.

Referring to talks that Kerry has had with Iranian officials during Trump’s presidency, Trump said: “He should be prosecuted for that. He violated the Logan Act.”

The Logan Act is a 1799 law that makes it criminal for an unauthorized person to contact a foreign government “in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States.”

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