Let’s get real. How is this not “collusion” with a foreign enemy? The Iranians march around chanting “Death to America.” The Ayatollah’s constantly say nasty things about us. Our elected president is trying to work out a better deal. And here we have a former SECSTATE openly, if quietly, “colluding” with Iranian and European officials to undermine US national policy.
Kerry is free to take to the air waves and make the argument to the American people that his deal with Iran was a super idea. But that’s not what he’s doing. He’s taking his argument to the Iranians!
How is this not a violation of the Logan Act? How is this not “collusion” with a foreign power? I want a special investigator appointed.
WASHINGTON — 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.