Sunday on “Fox & Friends” Mike Huckabee reacted to former Secretary of State John Kerry holding private meetings with Iranian officials.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry is being criticized for conducting a shadow diplomacy with Iran after admitting to multiple meetings with Iranian officials behind the backs of the Trump administration officials — including an over the scrapped nuclear deal.
An administration official on Thursday told Fox News Kerry’s meetings are “shameful,” pointing out what Iranian-backed militias are doing to kill and injure people in Syria, Iraq
Other Republicans have said it may not even be legal.
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President Trump also called out Kerry’s behavior on Twitter:
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Huckabee made the case that Kerry could be suited for the first successful prosecution of the Logan Act of 1799, which clearly prohibits conducting unauthorized diplomacy with governments in dispute with the United States.
The act’s name refers to a 1798 incident in which Philadelphia farmer George Logan traveled to France, outside the purview of President John Adams, to try to avoid war during a time of tension over merchant shipping.
Image: John Kerry (State Department photo / Public Domain)