Okay, this story is absolutely infuriating.
Apparently private citizen John Kerry is meddling in US Foreign Policy as if he is still the Secretary of State.
According to the Jerusalem Post, former Obama Administration officials – including Kerry – have maintained relationships with officials within the Palestinian Authority.
What the hell is wrong with these people?
Maariv reported that former US secretary of state John Kerry met in London with a close associate of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics. Agha apparently reported details of the conversation to senior PA officials in Ramallah. A senior PA official confirmed to Maariv that the meeting took place.
Do you remember the hair-on-fire stink over Senator Tom Cotton publishing an open letter to the mullahs during the Iran Deal negotiations?
Oh, how Democrats shrieked when 47 Republican Senators signed on to this letter reminding the mullahs that any treaty must be ratified by the Senate. Democrats went so far as to accuse Cotton of violating the Logan Act.
In case you don’t know, here’s in part what the Logan Act says:
“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.”
But compared to that letter, what John Kerry is doing is a thousand times worse.
From the Jerusalem Post:
During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”
According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that Kerry said that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.
What a complete asshole.
Kerry offered his help to the Palestinians in an effort to advance the peace process and recommended that Abbas present his own peace plan. “Maybe it is time for the Palestinians to define their peace principles and present a positive plan,” Kerry suggested.
He promised to use all his contacts and all his abilities to get support for such a plan.
He asked Abbas, through Agha, not to attack the US or the Trump administration, but to concentrate on personal attacks on Trump himself, whom Kerry says is solely and directly responsible for the situation.
Listen, idiot. You are not the Secretary of State anymore. And you have zero authority to do what you are doing.
Honestly, what is wrong with these Obama people anyway?
Do they not understand that they’re out?
As Barack Obama loved to remind us, elections have consequences.
John Kerry making these kinds of overtures is a violation of the law. Not to mention downright treasonous.
Is there not one member of the former Obama Administration who respects the rule of law?
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