(National Sentinel) ‘Shut Up’: Former Secretary of State John Kerry was revealed last week to have been using back channels and “shadow diplomacy,” meeting with Iranian officials and others, to save his and President Obama’s lousy nuclear “deal.”
Kerry was acting as a private citizen, of course, since he’s not in office anymore.
Kerry’s actions very plainly were meant to undermine President Donald J. Trump and his administration as POTUS considered whether to keep the U.S. in the deal ahead of a May 12 decision deadline.
On Monday Trump announced his decision to exit the “horrible” deal as a means of better protecting America from a rogue regime hell-bent on getting nuclear weapons.
“Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a nuclear weapon,” the president said.
After the announcement, a furious Kerry claimed Trump is “dragging us back to the brink” of nuclear conflict.
Per The Hill:
“Today’s announcement weakens our security, breaks America’s word, isolates us from our European allies, puts Israel at greater risk, empowers Iran’s hardliners, and reduces our global leverage to address Tehran’s misbehavior while damaging the ability of future administrations to make international agreements,” Kerry said in a statement.
“Instead of building unprecedented nonproliferation verification measures, this decision risks throwing them away and dragging the world to the brink we faced a few years ago,” he continued.
This is typical globalist doublespeak. Iran is a threat to the U.S., of course, but Trump is addressing “Tehran’s misbehavior” by letting the regime know he’s not Obama and Kerry and he’ll thump their heads if it comes to that.
Secondly, Kerry needs to shut his mouth. It’s pretty plain he violated the Logan Act through his shady, backdoor meddling. The act states, in full:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of theUnited 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, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
If Kerry’s lucky, he won’t be prosecuted for his meddling.
Meantime, POTUS Trump back-handed Kerry via Twitter.
“John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!”
John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2018
Yes, he is, Mr. President. Maybe you should give Sessions a call.
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