The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the very first person ever arrested under a constitutionally dubious 1799 law.
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, which could theoretically result in three year in federal prison.
The allegations followed a new Boston Globe report on former Secretary of State Kerry working to save the Iran nuclear deal.
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) May 4, 2018
Rep. Nunes retweeted the story, saying it was time to “Send in the G Men.”
“G Men” is short for “government men” and since 1935 has been used exclusively to refer to FBI special agents, the Bureau claims.
OMG! Logan Act violations!! Send in the G Men… https://t.co/FA1dydJGQb
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) May 4, 2018
Only two indictments have ever been made under the Logan Act, with neither going to to trial.