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John Kerry says Trump's Logan Act accusation is 'presidential lie'
Trump takes aim at John Kerry, Democratic senators for ‘illegally’ violating Logan Act
Former Secretary of State John Kerry reacts to President Trump accusing Sen. Murphy and other Democratic senators of violating the Logan Act by meeting with Iranian foreign minister on ‘America’s Newsroom.’
Former Secretary of State John Kerry responded to President Trump's accusations that he violated the Logan Act in meeting with Iranian officials, calling the claim "another presidential lie" Thursday.
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"If [Trump] knew anything about the law, he’d know I didn’t negotiate with anybody," Kerry told Fox News' Ed Henry. "I did what every senator and secretaries of state have done, which is continue to go to conferences abroad or have meetings in order to be well-informed."
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Trump lumped Kerry in with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., in tweets Wednesday and Thursday accusing the men of violating the Logan Act after Murphy said he had recently met with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"John Kerry and Senator Chris Murphy grossly violated the Logan Act with respect to Iran. If a Republican did what they did, there would be very serious ramifications!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Kerry tried to deflect questions about whether he undermines the administration's foreign policy by bringing up Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
"What [Trump] ought to do is focus on somebody called Rudy Giuliani who’s been out there engaged in very direct negotiations in an effort to try to do a subterfuge foreign policy," Kerry said.
Iran's Zarif referenced Kerry in an NBC News interview last week.
"It didn't used to be this way," Zarif said. "I'm still the same foreign minister that dealt with John Kerry in a respectable way."