The previous administration is refusing to get the memo, especially John Kerry. You lost. You’re out. We the People don’t want what you did to this country. Since Trump started his own brand of non-swamp diplomacy members of the previous administration have been running around the globe meeting with foreign leaders and making headlines.
The latest of the Obama people to go running around the world in this manner – a violation of the Logan Act since none of them are official representatives of the government – is former Secretary of State John Kerry. His Iran Deal is in jeopardy and he’s trying to save it using “shadow diplomacy.”
John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
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.
Hey, John Kerry, you are no longer a representative of the government. What you are doing is undermining the current administration’s efforts to look out for the American people, something you did NOT do when this horrid deal was made. Seriously, you think the people who voted in the current administration didn’t know what you all in the Obama cabinet tried to do to us?
Honestly, THIS is treason, and in plain sight. It is a blatant violation of the Logan Act, an 18th-century law that says no private citizen can negotiate with a foreign power on behalf of the government. You’d think a former Secretary of State would know that he could well end up in Federal Prison for undermining a U.S. president. Kerry’s boss would never have stood for such behavior out of Republicans and conservatives, that’s for sure.