John Kerry Meets With Iran, Other Foreign Leaders to Save Nuke Deal

FBI doc says Kerry part of 'shadow government'
Shadow diplomacy? Not unusual for this guy

The NY Post reported that John Kerry secretly met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and spoke on the phone with top EU official Federica Mogherini in an attempt to save the nuclear deal, which is absolutely counter to the position of the Trump administration. The Boston Globe called it “unusual shadow diplomacy” – not so much, as he has done it before. Make no mistake, John Kerry is no longer Secretary of State and has no authority whatsoever to negotiate for the United States.

Kerry’s actions are a violation of the Logan Act, which unfortunately for us or fortunately for him is a “dead law.” The Logan Act has not been enforced, which would have made solid charges for Kerry, and a few other unauthorized ‘representatives’ according to Alan Dershowitz in the Washington Examiner.

“He is negotiating, though he is not in the administration, and there are real problems with doing that…John is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for a long, long time. But remember how this investigation against Trump begins. It begins by the theory that people in the Trump campaign may be violating the Logan Act, by going and speaking to people when they haven’t yet been president.” Alan Dershowitz

The Logan Act:
The Logan Act, 1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, was enacted in 1799. It criminalizes the actions of unauthorized private citizens who negotiate with a foreign government on behalf of the United 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.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994108 Stat. 2147.)
John Kerry was previously accused of such acts before during the Vietnam War when he met with North Vietnamese leaders and signed a “symbolic peace treaty” with them, according to American Thinker in 2008.
 So he has a long history of “shadow diplomacy.” Or doing his own thing for his own private agenda in spite of the leadership of the United States.
Featured photo: Wikimedia commons, “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, before the Secretary and Foreign Minister addressed an international press corps gathered at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015.”

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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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