It is no secret that Secretary of State, John Kerry was striving to salvage the deal with Iran. However, his efforts seem to have backfired. The Daily Caller has confirmed “alleged collusion with the Iranian government played a role in President Donald Trump’s decision to scuttle the Iran deal.” Those close to the president have said that all anyone had to do is “read the tweets” to know how this was going to play out.
Two sources close to the matter have given the information to the Caller regarding one of the issues that caused Mr. Trump to pull away from the deal. In bemoaning the move, there seems to be a lot of people in the White House determined to ensure Obama’s legacy was protected, which begs the question, why are these people still there?
In a blatant violation of the Logan Act, “Kerry had been parlaying with Iran in an attempt to keep the deal alive,” according to reports. Working to further the faulty plan hatched with former President Barack Obama.
One of the sources said that the Iran deal was totally “done” once Donald Trump discovered proof of “lobbying behind the scenes.” It was said that “Trump was headed that way but Kerry just took away any of the teeth of the detractors.”
The second source more bluntly said, “[Kerry’s] bulls**t ultimately killed the deal.” That was the end of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
At this point, a fair-minded person would have to stop and reason a few things through. Why did Obama allow and even work to downplay the deal-mangling actions of Iran and their leadership? Could it be that the deal was pushed through against the better judgement of many who saw Iranian leadership smiling as throngs chanted, “Death to America!“?
Mr. Trump has already in the past proven that the deal was illegal, counter to U.S. interests and world peace.
It is known that “last minute” lobbying from Kerry and actions in the West Wing revealed how caustic the deal was. One of the sources stated, “It was by no means the reason [Trump] decided to pull out, but it certainly influenced the final decision. I mean, read the tweets.”
On Monday, Mr. Trump’s Twitter account read, “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!” That certainly speaks volumes about the credibility of the source and the motive of the Commander in Chief.
Donald Trump typed, “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!”
The Boston Globe has found that the “frantic” lobbying was done because, in part, Obama was more worried about his legacy than walking away from a dreadful deal. It was the “cornerstone” of his foreign policy, an agenda which did America great harm.
John Kerry “met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif” as often in the few months leading up to the completion of the deal. He also “met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French President Emmanuel Macron,” as well as some members of Congress.
Kerry claimed that America is less secure by not allowing Iran to hide nuclear developments from inspectors and to build a nuclear power plant on a known fault zone. He feels that pulling out from the agreement “isolates us from our European allies and puts Israel at greater risk.”
A spokesman for John Kerry said, “Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world.” He is still trying to save the precepts of the deal, though that may now be a breach of Logan Act. For that matter, what he did before may have also broken that law.
The Logan Act states:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Greg Gutfeld on Trump withdrawing from Iran deal. https://bit.ly/2rvEerJ
Posted by Fox News Voices on Tuesday, May 8, 2018