The former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry was actively working with Iranian officials to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal in place, several news organizations reported last year. By doing so, Kerry allegedly violated the Logan Act.
The act states:
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.
According to the Boston Globe, Kerry secretly met with politicians and diplomats around the world to undermine President Trump and keep the Iran nuclear deal in place. The Globe reports that Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif multiple times over several months in 2018. He also met with former German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French President Emmanuel Macron and multiple members of Congress.
Fox News political reporter Brooke Singman stated that a Kerry spokesperson admitted the Globe’s reports were accurate. Singman said: “Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world,” and Kerry “was working to make sure the tenants of the Iran Deal “’remain effective’.”
The Boston Herald has called for a full investigation of John Kerry. It states:
If special counsel Bob Mueller is truly interested in investigating people who are colluding with nefarious foreign powers to undermine U.S. interests, John Kerry should be Target No. 1 for secretly meeting with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, and other foreign officials in recent weeks to usurp U.S foreign policy.
It’s a role that as a private citizen, Kerry has no mandate or authority to pursue.
President Trump attacked Kerry’s actions on Twitter last year:
“The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!”
This year he said:
.@realDonaldTrump: 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. That is a total violation of the Logan Act.
(May 2019) pic.twitter.com/SdoKGj9A1K
— Israel & USA forever (@IsraelUSAforevr) January 7, 2020
But why isn’t Kerry being prosecuted and tried for breaking the law, like anyone else would be?