BREAKING: Rubio Urges AG Barr to Investigate John Kerry for Iran Meetings

In a recently-written letter, Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged US Attorney General William Barr to probe former Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings with Iranian officials, in order to determine whether or not Kerry violated federal law.

Rubio had previously encouraged former AG Jeff Sessions to also investigate Kerry’s involvement with Iranian officials, something many believe may have been in violation of the Logan Act.

The Florida Senator said the DOJ “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.”

Rubio continued, “the American people deserve to know that US laws are enforced, regardless of any individual’s past position,” echoing sentiments of other Republicans, including President Trump, himself.

Recently, Trump blasted Kerry for his alleged role in hindering talks with Iran, which he called “a violation of the Logan Act, and frankly he should be prosecuted on that.”

From The Hill:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is asking Attorney General William Barr to investigate if former Secretary of State John Kerry broke federal law over his talks with Iranian officials. 

Rubio sent a letter to Barr doubling down on his request for the Justice Department to investigate Kerry, a request he also made last year to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“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,” Rubio wrote in the letter to Barr.

He added that “the American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position.”

Rubio’s letter comes after President Trump and Kerry locked horns last week. 

Trump told reporters late last week that Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for speaking with Iranian officials and criticizing Trump’s policies in Iran.

“What I’d like to see with Iran, I’d like to see them call me,” Trump said. “John Kerry speaks to them a lot, and John Kerry tells them not to call. That’s a violation of the Logan Act, and frankly he should be prosecuted on that.”

The Logan Act bans private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments without permission from the U.S. Violating the obscure law is a felony, but only two people have ever been charged with doing so and nobody has ever been convicted.

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