Remember the outrage from the Media(D) when Trump met foreign leaders while President-elect? Where is that outrage now?
Didn’t Kerry get the memo? He’s not the Secretary of State anymore.
He’s got no more authority to negotiate with foreign powers in the name of the American government than you or I.
In fact, the possibility of some moron putting their private agenda ahead of the plans and purposes mandated by the DULY-ELECTED officials of the United States was specifically what the Logan Act was written to avoid, wasn’t it?
Well, meet the moron: John Kerry.
Just like Michelle Obama fancies herself the ‘Forever First Lady’ (talk about living in the past!) John Kerry seems to fancy himself the ‘forever Secretary of Defense’.
We remember how badly he botched the Iran Deal.
He got Rhodes to lie to the journalists about the Nature of the Iran deal — easy enough, they’re all your buddies, and easily lied to. Then once they were sold on it, they browbeat anyone who dared question the party line.
Billions were ‘repaid’ to Iran in the “this isn’t a ransom payment, honest” — midnight exchange on an unmarked aircraft — for some (but not all) of their American hostages.
We’ve since found out — because of a daring raid by Hamas — that the whole ‘deal’ was a crap sandwich from the beginning.
And isn’t that one of the planks in Trump’s platform? That the Iran Deal sucked, and needed to be spiked?
Trump was elected, the Democrats were not. The people gave a new mandate to leadership taking the country in a new direction.
So what the hell is Kerry trying to accomplish?
Simply put, he is serving as part of that ‘deep state resistence’ they keep saying doesn’t exist.
Contacts he would never have made had he not served as Secretary of State are now being used to serve his own private agenda, he is consulting with other foreign leaders, and working directly against our elected officials express interests in opposing the Iran Deal.
He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.
With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top US diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside. President Trump, who has consistently criticized the pact and campaigned in 2016 on scuttling it, faces a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue abiding by its terms.
Kerry also met last month with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and he’s been on the phone with top European Union official Federica Mogherini, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal the private meetings. Kerry has also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York, conversing over the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.
Maybe we should cite an authority Kerry might actually respect:
Donald Trump isn’t the president yet, the incumbent president expressed on Monday, telling the press ahead of a foreign trip “there is one president at a time.”
President Barack Obama kicked off a news conference Monday by hailing his team’s transition efforts and suggested his staff is ready to kick it into high gear.
(That was Obama, as quoted in Politico, back when they still cared about such things.)
You had your shot in leadership, Kerry. You were, as you are in so many other ways, a spectacular failure.
Of the Republican efforts to block the disastrous deal in 2015, Harry Reid said ‘the Republicans lost, and should go on to something else.’ But that door swings both ways. As Obama famously said ‘elections have consequences.’
Let’s put this in terms so simple even Kerry cannot possibly misunderstand it.
The ‘approved’ national news sources won’t have much to say about him abusing this authority (doesn’t this qualify as ACTUAL collusion with foreign governments, by the way?)
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