Former Secretary of State John Kerry is in hot water with the State Department over his secret meetings with Iran. His “shadow diplomacy” was called out by President Trump in a tweet yesterday:
A senior State Department official warned Thursday that former Secretary of State John Kerry should not try to undermine the president’s Iran strategy through his own outreach to Iran. The assistant secretary of state for economic affairs said, “I don’t have personal knowledge of those meetings, but, if that is happening, again, I would find it very inappropriate.”
KERRY PLAYS IT OFF LIKE HE WAS JUST SPEAKING OUT: “I didn’t negotiate…I spoke out.”
WATCH: "I didn't negotiate, I spoke out. And I will always exercise my right to speak out," @JohnKerry told @margbrennan of speaking with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif@realDonaldTrump renewed his attack on the former secretary of state last night https://t.co/rX6Eg6YTYs pic.twitter.com/9HbXAjV2B6
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 14, 2018
Fox News reported that this could be a true violation of the Logan Act:
An administration official on Thursday told Fox News Kerry’s meetings are “shameful,” pointing out what Iranian-backed militias are doing to kill and injure people in Syria, Iraq and Yemen…
“John Kerry is out giving advice to Iran about how to maneuver around what Donald Trump is doing; it’s insidious,” Ari Fleischer, the former White House press secretary for George W. Bush, said Wednesday on Fox News’ “Special Report.” “I don’t know if it’s legal or illegal, I don’t care about that side of it. It’s wrong.”…
It has been suggested before that Kerry’s meetings with high-profile foreign leaders could violate the Logan Act — which prohibits private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. government without authorization. No one has ever been successfully prosecuted under the law, however.
THE LOGAN ACT:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States” is guilty of a federal offense.
If this isn’t a clear cut case of a federal offense then they need to just get rid of the Logan Act altogether…It’s a joke.
OUR PRIOR REPORT ON KERRY’S MEETINGS WITH IRAN:
Who does this guy think he is? He arrogantly admitted that he lied about getting 100% of the chemical weapons out of Syria (video below) and now this:
He’s not a part of the Trump administration’s State Department so why is John Kerry undermining the foreign policy of President Trump?
Obama’s SOS John Kerry just admitted he’s been going rogue by meeting with Iranian officials to try and save the Iran nuke deal:
Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif—the former secretary’s onetime negotiating partner—three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration’s back.
“I think I’ve seen him three or four times” – John Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration’s authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions, chiding it for not pursuing negotiations from Iran, despite the country’s fevered rhetoric about the U.S. president.
“Conducting sensitive diplomacy”? This is such a slap in the face to the Trump administration.
We’ve previously reported on John Kerry’s meeting with the Iranians:
Isn’t it interesting that John Kerry was just seen meeting with Iranian diplomats in Paris, France on Saturday (SEE BELOW). This was after the Iranian regime threatened to release the names of Western officials who took bribes to make the Iran deal happen.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman threatened:
H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
That would be interesting.#JCPOA
— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) May 8, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON JOHN KERRY’S CURIOUS VISIT WITH IRANIAN DIPLOMATS IN PARIS, FRANCE:
The always arrogant John Kerry is at it again…
So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting
@realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered?
So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting @realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered? @seanhannity @TuckerCarlson pic.twitter.com/vVYwDQTPNb
— Jason Osborne (@_JasonOsborne) May 12, 2018
UPDATE: PHTOS OF THE THREE IRANIAN DIPLOMATS HAVE EMERGED:
WHAT WAS JOHN KERRY DOING IN PARIS SATURDAY AT NOON WITH THREE IRANIAN DIPLOMATS, WHILE HIS PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, HAD JUST CANCELED THE NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS?
Obviously, the former catastrophic diplomat who cannot even stand on a bike does not fear being prosecuted for treason against his country: he is a Democrat, and therefore he is protected.
Admittedly, the FBI has indicted Michael Flynn, the national security advisor to President-elect Trump, for identical but less serious reasons: he spoke with Russians during a cocktail party while he was still a simple citizen: Flynn is a Republican, all the force of the law apply.
And of course, the media won’t say a word about it: collusion with a foreign power, it only interests them if they can accuse President Trump.
@JasonOsborne, Former Senior Advisor to Donald Trump Pres. Campaign just tweeted the following message:
“So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting @realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered?”
Kerry would not have had to resort to rogue and shadow diplomacy if he had negotiated a good deal.
JOHN KERRY ALSO JUST ADMITTED THAT HE LIED WHEN HE SAID HE GOT 100% OF THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS OUT OF SYRIA:
He’s not even hiding the fact that he’s meeting with Iran and he lied about the chemical weapons. What else has he lied about?