During remarks this morning, President Trump said that former Secretary of State John Kerry should be held legally accountable for engaging in shadow diplomacy with the Iranian regime:
In the Roosevelt Room, President Trump just said that John Kerry should be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act because of his contacts with Iranians.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 9, 2019
President Trump on Iran: "I'd like them to call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. @JohnKerry tells them not to call. That's a violation of the Logan Act. And, frankly, he should be prosecuted on that." pic.twitter.com/Y145xDnb3g
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 9, 2019
John Kerry, through a spokesman, took offense to Trump’s comments:
Kerry spokesman on Trump comments: “Everything President Trump said today is simply wrong, end of story. He's wrong about the facts, wrong about the law, and sadly he's been wrong about how to use diplomacy to keep America safe.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 9, 2019
When Kerry was SoS he really had a lock on that “diplomacy” thing, didn’t he? *Eye roll*
Coming from the guy who's idea of diplomacy was trotting out James Taylor, I'd say prison is too good for Kerry.
— paulyballgame (@paulyballgame) May 9, 2019
We need more James Taylor!
— 40th Street Black (@fortiethstreet) May 9, 2019
Apparently Team Kerry considered that and more to be masterful diplomatic moves.
john “$1.7B in cash on pallets to iran” kerry… real reputable and reliable source pic.twitter.com/GxsO2EToFD
— happyfase (@happyfase1) May 9, 2019
The pallets of cash in the middle of the night to launder for terrorist use, for nuclear development and for enriching Iran's rulers, that Kerry?
— Strong LEADERSHIP Works! Thank you #POTUS (@governmentlists) May 9, 2019
Yep, that Kerry.