Trump calls for John Kerry to be prosecuted for Iran talks amid heightened tensions


BoxerGT2.5

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LOL the both sides argument again. Who holds the Senate, Presidency and Supreme Court?
Who holds the House? Who holds the purse? Neither side is interested in getting jack **** done (ie...their jobs). We're in perpetual election mode at this point. Since when does the Supreme Court write laws? Since when does the POTUS unilaterally write laws?
 

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Who holds the House? Who holds the purse? Neither side is interested in getting jack **** done (ie...their jobs). We're in perpetual election mode at this point.
The Dem's in the House can send anything they want to Mitch and he will sit on it. Just like has for months. But but it's both sides that are wrong here.
 

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I seem to recall there is something called the Logan Act that makes it illegal for unauthorised private citizens conducting their own diplomacy to undermine the foreign policy of the government with countries with which the US has a dispute. Kerry should be investigated by law enforcement in this regard if the report is true. Members of the Trump campaign from 2016 should be arrested and tried for violating the Act.
 

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I seem to recall there is something called the Logan Act that makes it illegal for unauthorised private citizens conducting their own diplomacy to undermine the foreign policy of the government with countries with which the US has a dispute. Kerry should be investigated by law enforcement in this regard if the report is true. Members of the Trump campaign from 2016 should be arrested and tried for violating the Act.
Yeah in the OP the article says Kerry claims that he hasn't spoken to Iranian leaders since Trump withdrew from the Nuclear deal.

While Kerry has said publicly that he's spoken to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif before Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, a source close to him said that he has not talked to Iranian leadership since then.

"When he did before then, it was to urge them to stay in the deal," the source said. "And no, of course he has never discouraged a call. He's urged everyone on all sides to talk and use diplomacy."

Kerry himself denied Trump's accusations through a spokesperson, who told ABC News on Thursday that, in part, "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."
So do we have a rogue former secretary of state looking to sabotage the diplomacy between his own country and Iran after a deal he helped broker was scuttled by the current POTUS. Or is the current POTUS scrambling to find a scapegoat for arbitrarily withdrawing from an agreement with nothing in place to back fill it?
 

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FFS can anyone start governing? Both sides are a ****ing disgrace. There are plenty of issues to deal with instead of investigating everyone up the ying yang.
Well, it’s easier for people to just point fingers and blame others.
 

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I seem to recall there is something called the Logan Act that makes it illegal for unauthorised private citizens conducting their own diplomacy to undermine the foreign policy of the government with countries with which the US has a dispute. Kerry should be investigated by law enforcement in this regard if the report is true. Members of the Trump campaign from 2016 should be arrested and tried for violating the Act.
"Land of the Free"
 

BoxerGT2.5

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The Dem's in the House can send anything they want to Mitch and he will sit on it. Just like has for months. But but it's both sides that are wrong here.
What was the other sides excuse when they controlled all branches of government in 2008? The immigration issue didn't happen over the past 2yrs. Obama being in the WH didn't stop Ted Cruz from offering up an ACA repeal every 2 weeks. If you think governing should rightfully come to a screeching halt when congress is divided then you don't understand governing. You don't understand the first thing about getting out there and making your case to the american public and winning over public support for your ideas, regardless of which party occupies the other house of government. In fact it should be done more deliberately in the face of it.
 

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What was the other sides excuse when they controlled all branches of government in 2008? The immigration issue didn't happen over the past 2yrs. Obama being in the WH didn't stop Ted Cruz from offering up an ACA repeal every 2 weeks. If you think governing should rightfully come to a screeching halt when congress is divided then you don't understand governing. You don't understand the first thing about getting out there and making your case to the american public and winning over public support for your ideas, regardless of which party occupies the other house of government. In fact it should be done more deliberately in the face of it.
What for six weeks? And including Joe Lieberman who wasn’t exactly liberal.
 

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FFS can anyone start governing? Both sides are a ****ing disgrace. There are plenty of issues to deal with instead of investigating everyone up the ying yang.
What did the DEMs do? They’re innocent, yes? Trump should be locked up for meeting the fat Kim kid if that’s the benchmark for meeting the enemy.
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? Since when does the POTUS unilaterally write laws?
Executive Orcers.
 

stylinexpat

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What did the DEMs do? They’re innocent, yes? Trump should be locked up for meeting the fat Kim kid if that’s the benchmark for meeting the enemy.
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Executive Orcers.
Basically Trump and his administration an meet and speak with anyone but all else can be prosecuted if they meet with people they don’t like..