You know that Logan Act thing that the Dems occasionally got outraged about under Obama? Apparently, it no longer exists, because John Kerry certainly acts like it doesn’t.
Next January, a report appeared that Kerry had met with a top negotiator for the PLO in London.
Kerry urged Agha to tell the PLO boss to “be strong”, “play for time” and “not yield to President Trump’s demands.”
Kerry met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif at the United Nations. According to the Boston Globe story, he not only met with Zarif, but also the presidents of France and Germany, and Federica Mogherini, the former Communist activist who is the top EU lobbyist for the Iran Deal.
According to the Boston Globe, Kerry’s goal in these meetings is, “to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside.” That’s exactly the behavior the Logan Act was meant to sanction.
Kerry admitted that he’s still meeting with America’s Iranian enemies and isn’t denying that he’s encouraging them to wait out President Trump.
Former secretary of state John Kerry gave an interview to Fox News’ Dana Perino today, where he was asked about reportsthat he has been speaking with Iranian officials in an attempt to salvage the nuclear deal.
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The Fox host asked Kerry about the reports, which hold Kerry is reassuring Iranian officials that President Donald Trump will be out of office in 2020.
Kerry didn’t exactly deny it, saying “everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump.”
That is a non-denial denial. It differs from the more actual denial of the PLO story. But it sounds like the substance of both are true.
Kerry seems to be telling America’s enemies that Trump is a passing phenomenon and that the Dems, perhaps even him, will be back in charge of the country before long. That’s deliberately undermining the United States government abroad for political advantage.
But when has the Logan Act ever applied to Kerry?
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield
My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.