Trump's smear of John Kerry would be 'laughable' if it didn't come from the president: Former admiral
Rear Admiral John Francis Kirby, U.S. Navy (retired) on CNN.

On Thursday, President Donald said John Kerry "should be prosecuted" because he violated the "Logan act" by speaking with Iran.


Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby told CNN's Brooke Baldwin that Trump's comments would be "laughable" if he weren't the Commander-In-Chief.

"So the president is just standing up there and totally wrong?" Baldwin said.

"It's just a ridiculous claim," Kirby said. "It would be laughable if it wasn’t coming from the Commander-In-Chief of the United States of America. Secretary Kerry like every other living former Secretary of State maintains relationships with his counterparts around the world."

"He has valuable relationships that frankly this administration and any administration should want him to have," he added. "And he advised Mike Pompeo about those conversations. So the idea that he’s having illegal meetings are just wrong. The idea that it is improper for him to speak to his foreign counterparts is not only wrong but potentially dangerous for our foreign policy future."

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