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Judicial Watch Sues State Department over John Kerry’s ‘Shadow Diplomacy’ to Prevent U.S. With..
JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 4/15/2019 | Judicial Watch

Posted on 04/18/2019 7:30:37 PM PDT by bitt

Seeks emails, texts, instant chats between Kerry and State Department officials and/or Kerry meetings with Iranian officials

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for records of communications between former Secretary of State John Kerry and State Department officials regarding “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as JCPOA or ‘Iran nuclear deal’) and/or meetings between Kerry and Iranian officials to discuss the JCPOA.” (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:19-cv-00777)).

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, which had been negotiated by Kerry in 2015 on behalf of the Obama State Department. In the months preceding the U.S. withdrawal, Kerry reportedly had been on a “stealthy yet aggressive mission” of shadow diplomacy in an attempt to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. Kerry reportedly held meetings and spoke with major players, foreign and domestic, involved in the Iran nuclear agreement who opposed the U.S. withdrawal.

The Judicial Watch lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a May 7, 2018, FOIA request seeking:

All records of communications, including but not limited to emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text message or instant chat, between former Secretary of State John Kerry and official of the State Department regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the JCPOA or “Iran nuclear deal”) and/or meetings between Kerry and Iranian officials to discuss the JCPOA.

During his personal campaign to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, Kerry is said to have met with Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York in late April 2018, their second meeting in two months, to discuss...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201804; collusion; hanoijohn; iran; jcpoa; johnkerry; judicialwatch; kerry; loganact; lurch; massachusetts; nemazee; tehranjohn; traitor
Judicial Watch Sues State Department over John Kerry’s ‘Shadow Diplomacy’ to Prevent U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
1 posted on 04/18/2019 7:30:37 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 04/18/2019 7:31:16 PM PDT by bitt (The pain IS coming!!!)
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To: bitt

How is this not a violation of the Logan Act?

Silly question...because a Dem did it.

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3 posted on 04/18/2019 7:33:34 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: bitt

Good!!!

Thank God for JW.


4 posted on 04/18/2019 7:33:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: bitt

The DOJ should be doing this job.


5 posted on 04/18/2019 7:45:04 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Jane Long

no kidding
I do write checks to them


6 posted on 04/18/2019 7:46:18 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: bitt
…to discuss ways of preventing the deal limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program from falling apart.

Evidently, Traitor John likes Iran’s nuclear weapons program. I find this to be typical of Lurch’s non-loyalty to this country. To think, he almost got elected president. We would probably be under Sharia Law by now if he had been successful. Why he wasn’t lined up against the wall back in the early 1970’s is beyond me.

7 posted on 04/18/2019 8:00:12 PM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: Lurker

“How is this not a violation of the Logan Act?”

Laws are for little people.


8 posted on 04/18/2019 8:02:24 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.”)
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To: bitt

Kerry should be forced to face a firing squad.


9 posted on 04/18/2019 8:04:07 PM PDT by Beagle8U (It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.)
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To: bitt
Hassan Nemazee is a major Iranian lobbyist and Kerry donor, with ties to the Clintons and Valerie Jarrett as well.
10 posted on 04/18/2019 8:16:44 PM PDT by Fedora
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Thanks bitt.

11 posted on 04/18/2019 11:26:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Tom Fitton should be named Special Counsel by Barr to run the investigation into how all of this started.


12 posted on 04/19/2019 3:42:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (How you can be exonerated if you committed no crime?)
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To: Lurker

The press AND traitors in our country give a pass to anyone with a D by their name.

I ‘get’ why the press does it - they get paid off with insider information... but what’s the payoff for people in our government?


13 posted on 04/19/2019 7:12:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (If illegals voted Republican Pelosi herself would be down at the border laying bricks. freeperbk1000)
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To: Lurker

I don’t think anybody has ever been prosecuted under the Logan Act. . . but I think this looks like a very good case to start.


14 posted on 04/19/2019 8:08:19 AM PDT by ichabod1 (He's a vindictive SOB but he's *our* vindictive SOB.)
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He must have got out of Vietnam just before his troops got him.


15 posted on 04/19/2019 8:09:05 AM PDT by ichabod1 (He's a vindictive SOB but he's *our* vindictive SOB.)
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To: Fedora

And he was an Obama donor.


16 posted on 04/20/2019 3:42:59 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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