It looks like somebody’s going to jail, folks! Former Secretary of State and Obama flunky John Kerry has put himself in some serious hot water. By violating the Logan Act and speaking on behalf the United States government, he has committed a felony and opened himself up to prosecution by Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice.
Here’s the scoop from Jerusalem Post:
While the White House has confirmed that since the Jerusalem Declaration there has been a complete disconnect between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump administration, it turns out that the previous administration has maintained contact with PA officials.
Maariv reported that former US secretary of state John Kerry met in London with a close associate of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics. Agha apparently reported details of the conversation to senior PA officials in Ramallah. A senior PA official confirmed to Maariv that the meeting took place.
During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”
According to Kerry, President Trump will not remain in office for a long time. Apparently, he said that within a year there was a “good chance” that Trump would not be in the White House.
Well, by speaking to a foreign government on behalf of the United States, Mr. Kerry committed a felony.
According to Cornell Law School, the Logan Act is as followed:
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.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Should John Kerry be thrown in jail for trying to circumvent President Trump? Or treason even?