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John Kerry Hits Back at Trump Call for Logan Act Prosecution: ‘Simply Wrong, End of Story’

Former Secretary of State John Kerry offered a counter-statement to Donald Trump after the president accused him of violating the Logan Act.

During an impromptu press conference at the White House on Thursday, Trump accused Kerry of a “total violation” of the law because of his continued conversations with officials from foreign governments. Trump especially slammed Kerry’s negotiations with Iran, saying “that is a violation of the Logan Act, and frankly, he should be prosecuted on that.”

In a response to Trump, Kerry’s spokesperson had this to say to CNN:

“Everything President Trump said today is simply wrong, end of story. He’s wrong about the facts, wrong about the law and sadly he’s been wrong about how to use diplomacy to keep America safe. Secretary Kerry helped negotiate a nuclear agreement that helped to solve an intractable problem. The world supported it then, supports it now. We’d hope the president would focus on solving foreign policy problems for America rather than attacking his predecessors for theater.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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