Former Secretary of State John Kerry has been accused of meddling in Iran to preserve the Iran Deal put in place by himself and then President Obama.
Now Marco Rubio is urging Attorney General William Barr to investigate Kerry.
Sen. Rubio To AG Barr: DOJ Needs To Investigate John Kerry Over The Iran Nuclear Deal
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Monday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr about an issue he made former Attorney General Jeff Sessions aware of. Rubio believes Secretary of State John Kerry’s actions relating to the Iran nuclear deal violated the Logan Act, which prohibits unauthorized people from negotiating with foreign governments.
“The American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position. The Department of Justice should therefore make a determination on whether or not former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s recent actions related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran potentially violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” Rubio wrote.
In his September 18th letter to Sessions, Rubio cited Kerry’s public meetings and phone calls with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union official Federica Mogherini and French President Emmanuel Macron. All of those meetings and phone calls took place after Kerry left office.
Here’s a copy of the letter Rubio sent to Barr:
JUST IN: Sen. Marco Rubio urges Attorney General Bill Barr to determine if John Kerry violated the Logan act in his dealings with Iranian officials since leaving office. pic.twitter.com/ZwRLzfNC4U
— Harry Cherry (@TheHarryCherry) May 14, 2019
FOX News has more on this:
Marco Rubio asks DOJ to investigate John Kerry over contacts with Iran
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Monday urged Attorney General William Barr to investigate whether former Secretary of State John Kerry violated federal law by meeting with Iranian officials after leaving office.
In an open letter posted on his Twitter page, Rubio urged the DOJ to determine if Kerry’s “recent actions related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran” was a violation of the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act – a federal law which prohibits private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. government without authorization.
Rubio seems pretty serious about this:
Today I urged the DOJ to investigate whether former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s actions since leaving office related to the #Iran nuclear deal violate the Logan Act or FARA –> https://t.co/yxq4O2bmke pic.twitter.com/V52wxcd5mL
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) May 13, 2019
Good for Senator Rubio.
Other Republicans should join him and make sure this happens.