(National Sentinel)Â ‘Shut Up’:Â 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.
â€œToday, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regimeâ€™s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a nuclear weapon,â€ the president said.
After the announcement, a furious Kerry claimed Trump is “dragging us back to the brink” of nuclear conflict.
PerÂ The Hill:
“Todayâ€™s announcement weakens our security, breaks Americaâ€™s word, isolates us from our European allies, puts Israel at greater risk, empowers Iranâ€™s hardliners, and reduces our global leverage to address Tehranâ€™s misbehavior while damaging the ability of future administrations to make international agreements,â€ Kerry said in a statement.
â€œInstead 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,â€ 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:
AnyÂ citizenÂ ofÂ theÂ UnitedÂ States,Â whereverÂ heÂ mayÂ be,Â who,Â withoutÂ authorityÂ ofÂ theUnitedÂ States,Â directlyÂ or indirectlyÂ commencesÂ orÂ carriesÂ onÂ anyÂ correspondenceÂ orÂ intercourseÂ withÂ anyÂ foreignÂ governmentÂ or any officer orÂ agentÂ thereof,Â withÂ intentÂ toÂ influenceÂ theÂ measuresÂ orÂ conductÂ ofÂ anyÂ foreignÂ governmentÂ or ofÂ anyÂ officerÂ orÂ agent thereof,Â inÂ relationÂ toÂ anyÂ disputesÂ orÂ controversiesÂ withÂ theÂ UnitedÂ States,Â or toÂ defeat the measures ofÂ theÂ UnitedÂ States,Â shallÂ beÂ finedÂ underÂ thisÂ titleÂ orÂ imprisonedÂ notÂ more thanÂ threeÂ years,Â orÂ both.
ThisÂ sectionÂ shallÂ notÂ abridgeÂ theÂ rightÂ of aÂ citizenÂ toÂ apply,Â himselfÂ orÂ hisÂ agent,Â toÂ any foreignÂ governmentÂ or theÂ agentsÂ thereofÂ forÂ redressÂ ofÂ anyÂ injuryÂ whichÂ heÂ mayÂ have sustainedÂ fromÂ suchÂ governmentÂ orÂ anyÂ of its agents orÂ subjects.
If Kerry’s lucky, he won’t be prosecuted for his meddling.
Meantime, POTUS Trump back-handed Kerry via Twitter.
“John Kerry canâ€™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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