Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is asking the Justice Department to see if former Secretary of State John Kerry broke any federal laws when he met with the Iranian foreign minister, Fox News is reporting.
Rubio’s request came in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter, obtained by Fox News, said people “deserve to know that U.S. laws are enforced regardless of any individual’s past positions.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Kerry's meetings with Mohammad Javad Zarif were "unseemly and unprecedented" and "beyond inappropriate." And President Donald Trump has accused Kerry of holding "illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people."
Kerry has said he met with Zariff three or four times since stepping down as secretary of state. But he maintained he has not met with him since Pompeo took the post in April.
Specifically, Rubio is asking whether Kerry violated the Logan Act, which prohibits unauthorized personnel from negotiating with a foreign government in relation to any dispute with the U.S., according to the news network.
Rubio also wants to know if the meetings were in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. That law mandates people or companies acting on behalf of foreign governments, political parties or individuals to reveal the details of their interactions, Fox News reported.
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