WATCH: Trump says John Kerry should be prosecuted for Iran contacts
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on Attorney General William Barr to investigate former Secretary of State John Kerry over possible violations of the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Rubio sent the letter Monday.
“As you know, former Secretary Kerry’s actions since leaving office have come under scrutiny as they related to the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Rubio said in the letter.
“The American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position,” he continued. “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 with Iran potentially violate the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.”
Last week, President Trump accused Kerry of violating the Logan Act by talking to the Iranians in secret.
“John Kerry tells them not to call,” Trump claimed. “But John Kerry violated the Logan Act. He’s talking to Iran and has been, has many meetings and many phone calls. And he’s telling them what to do.”
Kerry, of course, denied any wrongdoing.
“Everything President Trump said today is simply wrong, end of story,” a Kerry spokesman told CNN. “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.”