Pompeo: Trump’s Claim Kerry Violated Logan Act Is ‘True’

Thu May 23, 2019 AT 4:40 PM EDT

John Kerry (Getty Images)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes President Donald Trump was correct when he suggested former secretary of state John Kerry violated the Logan Act.

“It’s true. I was there in Munich . . . I saw not only Kerry . . . [others] met with the Iranian leadership,” Pompeo said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” “It’s unusual, but more importantly, it’s wrong.”

The secretary was commenting an explosive assertion from Trump earlier this month that Kerry committed a treasonous action when he reportedly was engaged in secret talks with Iranian diplomats in an attempt to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal after the current administration nixed it. 

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

The Logan Act forbids unauthorized persons from negotiating with foreign governments. Read Full Story

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