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Marco Rubio Asks DOJ to Investigate Former State Sec. John Kerry

Marco Rubio Asks DOJ to Investigate Former State Sec. John Kerry


Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has formally asked Attorney General William Barr to investigate former Secretary of State John Kerry. In a letter to Barr, Rubio asks the DOJ to look into whether Kerry’s talks with Iranian officials broke the law under the Logan Act, a federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S, or under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. "The American people deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past position,” Rubio wrote. His ask -- which he also made of former AG Jeff Sessions -- comes just days after the president also called for an investigation of Kerry. As President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State, Kerry helped craft the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Trump discarded. In a radio interview in September, Kerry said he had met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif “three or four times” since leaving office and that their discussions included the Iran nuclear deal. Kerry has said that “every secretary of state, former secretary of state, continues to meet with foreign leaders.” Read Rubio’s letter here.

Tammy Duckworth Pushes Child Care for Low-Income College Students 

Tammy Duckworth Pushes Child Care for Low-Income College Students 

Terri Sewell Attempts to Thwart Home Healthcare Invasion

Terri Sewell Attempts to Thwart Home Healthcare Invasion