Astonished Republican Senators are abruptly calling for Kerry to be investigated if not fired by Biden outright
Ya can’t make it up. Here – right here – is then-President Trump accusing then-former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating the Logan Act:
The Logan Act, to remind, was passed in the long-ago dawn of the Republic in 1799 – when John Adams was busy being the second President of the United States! To crib from Wikipedia, the Logan Act “criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized American citizens with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States. The intent behind the Act is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the government’s position.” Violation of the Logan Act is a felony.
The Logan Act has been rarely used in American history. Yet it was in the news not that long ago that Democrats were demanding the Logan Act be invoked against then-President-elect Trump’s incoming national security adviser General Michael Flynn.
Recall that the accusation against Flynn revolved around his conversation with the Russian Ambassador – a conversation well within his rights as he was the named if not yet installed National Security adviser to the incoming president. There was nothing in the least wrong, much less illegal, about this. Way back in 1976, then ex-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, then the new Democratic presidential nominee, dispatched the longtime statesman and Democrat, Ambassador Averill Harriman, to the Soviet Union for talks with President Leonid Brezhnev. No one blinked.