The Logan Act is a 1799 law that makes it illegal for private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments that are engaged in a dispute with the United States. KERRY IS wrong about the facts, wrong about the law, and sadly he’s been wrong about how to use diplomacy to keep America safe. Secretary Kerry helped negotiate a nuclear agreement that worked to solve an intractable problem. The world supported it then and supports it still.” The fact that President Trump is citing the Logan Act infuriates the left to no end. One of the key moments in the Russian collusion hoax was when a then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates – who was an Obama holdover – falsely claimed the Russians could blackmail National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after he denied discussing sanctions on a December 2016 phone call with the Russian Ambassador. In fact, Yates sicced the FBI on Flynn to interview him on the grounds that he violated the Logan Act. And it was this interview that Robert Mueller claimed Flynn lied to the FBI. So now that Trump is raising the prospect of investigating Kerry for violating the Logan Act—after Deep State loyalist Sally Yates used it to help kick off the Russian collusion hoax—many Trump supporters find it to be a turn of delicious irony.