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Pompeo Blasts Kerry’s “Unseemly” Undermining of Trump’s Foreign Policy

What happened to all the talk about the Logan Act, now that Democrats are conducting foreign policy as private citizens?

From the Logan Act:

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.

Trump officials were threatened with the act, which is never enforced, for actions taken after the election but before the inauguration. But they were the incoming administration. It would be foolish of them not to have some contact with foreign leaders. Kerry is the administration that just left power. There’s a big difference. Evidently, he thinks he is still secretary of state.

Kerry admits he’s been engaging in chats with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in which Kerry appears to be trying to extract good behavior from the Iranians in order to mitigate the case for President Trump’s moves to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. Other countries that are party to the deal so far have not gone along with Trump.

Kerry admitted in an interview this week that he is conducting foreign policy:

What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria? I mean, those are the things that really are preoccupying, because those are the impediments to people, to Iran’s ability to convince people that it’s ready to embrace something different. I mean, and I’ve been very blunt to Foreign Minister Zarif, and told him look, you guys need to recognize that the world does not appreciate what’s happening with missiles, what’s happening with Hezbollah, what’s happening with Yemen. You’re supporting you know, an ongoing struggle there They say they’re prepared to negotiate and to resolve these issues.

The actual secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, Friday blasted Kerry for playing dress up:

“It’s inconsistent with what the foreign policy of the United States is, as directed by this president, and it’s beyond inappropriate,” Pompeo said during an appearance at the State Department. “I’ll leave the legal determinations to others, but what Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented.”

18 Responses to Pompeo Blasts Kerry’s “Unseemly” Undermining of Trump’s Foreign Policy

  1. But it’s different when they do it because shut up fascist. *eyeroll*

    I’m not sure how long the public will abide the idea of a dual-tier legal system. But it won’t be forever, and anything that can’t go on forever, won’t.

    And I doubt we’ll like the outcome when this whole charade inevitably breaks down.

  2. Remove his security clearance credential immediately. Kerry provided the justification.
    The DOJ will not go after him…..just as they didn’t with Hillary.

  3. The US & Brits overthrew their Prime Minster and installed the Shah. He was very, very unpopular. Much hated. I do not think Iran will ever forgive.

    Iran has swore to destroy Israel.

    The US did kept the Nazis and Russia out of Iran during WW 2.

    If they go nuclear all the neighbors will go too.

    • Yep. From his days in the Vietnam war era until now. And he gets away with that behavior at every level of government–as a military person, a Senator, as SecState and even now in his post government phase. Someday, someone will tell the whole story on that buffoon. Somebody has been propping him up throughout his life. The question is: whose interests has he been serving all these years?

  4. Imagine Jim Baker doing this to Clinton…or Condoleeza Rice stepping on the toes of Obama. The Dems and the MSM would be throwing a fit.

    Is the Republican congress weighing in on this treasonous behavior?? Or are they just going to sit there meekly and lose one or both houses because of their dislike of Trump?