While Americans along the east coast were worrying about Hurricane Florence making landfall, Friday saw Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticize the man who held the position before he did, John Kerry, as he referred to the conversations that John Kerry has been having with Iran as “unseemly and unprecedented.” Despite being displeased with the actions of John Kerry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not take his words as far as President Trump did and held back from calling the actions of John Kerry illegal. Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would not call the actions of John Kerry illegal, one thing for certain is that it is no longer a conspiracy theory that Democrats are deliberately seeking to sabotage President Trump and should not be trusted.
At a recent press conference while speaking about John Kerry and the talks that he has been having with Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “I’ll leave the legal determinations to others. But what Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented. This is a former secretary of State engaged with the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.”
As the Secretary of State for the Obama administration John Kerry played a key role in the creation of the 2015 nuclear arms deal that had been struck with Iran. This in itself presents direct evidence for a motive to sabotage President Trump, especially since President Trump made the decision to pull us out of what he considered to be a bad deal for the United States. During his time while working to create the 2015 nuclear arms agreement with Iran there is no doubt that former Secretary of State John Kerry established at the very least a professional affinity Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Last week while promoting his new book on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show John Kerry discussed the relationship between himself and the Foreign Minister of Iran. Kerry disclosed that in the time since he left the Secretary of State position the two of them have gotten together three or four times and discussed the Iran nuclear deal as well as other topics. John Kerry said, ” 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.”
During a segment that took place on Fox News John Kerry was put on the spot when he was directly asked whether or not he was advising the Iranians to wait out the Trump administration. It could be seen that his answer was very thought out as he was careful not to give a full admission to the fact that he is deliberately trying to sabotage the Trump administration when he said, “I think everybody in the world is talking about waiting out President Trump.”
Although John Kerry would not give a blatant admission to the truth that many Americans can clearly see and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wouldn’t label the actions of John Kerry as illegal, President Trump had no problem speaking his mind about the actions of John Kerry and labeling them what he believes they are. Thursday saw President Trump tweet, “John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!”
In the interest of fair journalism and honest reporting it should be noted that a spokesperson for John Kerry has pushed back against the words of both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It has been reported by multiple media outlets that a spokesperson for John Kerry said, “there’s nothing unusual, let alone unseemly or inappropriate, about former diplomats meeting with foreign counterparts. Secretary Kissinger has done it for decades with Russia and China. What is unseemly and unprecedented is for the podium of the State Department to be hijacked for political theatrics.”
The spokesperson’s statement continued defending the actions of John Kerry as they said, “Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world just like every previous Secretary of State, and in a long phone conversation with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year he went into great detail about what he had learned about the Iranian’s view. No secrets were kept from this administration.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recalls seeing Kerry, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and former under secretary of State Wendy Sherman at the Munich Security Conference this year. He is fairly confidently that the three of them met with their troika counterparts while attending the Munich Security Conference. Although he was not at those meetings himself Mike Pompeo let it be known that he is confident in his belief that they were not there to show support for U.S. policy where it concerns the Islamic Republic of Iraq.