Skip to comments.John Kerry is clearly violating the Logan Act
Posted on 05/09/2019 9:34:10 PM PDT by bitt
Lucky for John Kerry that no one has ever been convicted (or even prosecuted since 1852) for violating the 18th-century Logan Act, which bars private diplomacy against US interests.
Because what the former secretary of state has been doing to pressure President Trump against withdrawing from the Iran deal sure looks like a textbook violation.
The Boston Globe reports that Kerry in recent weeks has engaged in unusual shadow diplomacy to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside, holding meetings and phone calls below the radar with Iranian and European leaders.
Kerry doesnt deny the meetings, but claims hes only been urging Iran to remain in compliance to ensure the disastrous deal negotiated on his watch remains effective.
We have our doubts: Just a few weeks ago, in fact, he reportedly was urging Palestinian Authority officials to stay strong and play for time in hopes Trump will be removed from office.
In neither instance was Kerry representing the US government. On the contrary, he seems to have been doing precisely what the Logan Act expressly forbids: acting without authority and communicating with foreign governments to defeat the measures of the United States.
This doesnt mean Kerry should be prosecuted, no matter how despicable his behavior because, again, the law is a dead letter.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
good background for DJT’s statements today
Kerry and Biden both.
John Kerry. Name rings a bell. Didn’t he serve in Vietnam ?
Giving aid and comfort to the enemy is treason.
If you Google you will see Bill Clinton did the same thing to try sabotage George W. Bush’s alliances against Iraq.
Not Fonda Kerry
"Shortly after taking office in 1985, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa went on a
fact-finding trip to Nicaragua, where they met with Daniel Ortega (right) and other Sandinistas.
The trip was criticized when the Sandinistas cemented ties with Moscow."
Trial first, then execution.
It was good enough to threaten Papadopolous and Flynn with it.
Flynn and I were threatened with Logan act violations. Why wouldnt Kerry also be? I was because I was promoting US energy companies and set up a meeting between Trump-Egypts President, nothing nefarious there. Kerry wants the Iranians to stonewall America. Big difference.
12:55 PM - 9 May 2019
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Iran: One of the linchpins of former President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran was that it would be accompanied by a near-ban on Iran having any access to the U.S. banking system. A new congressional report says that, too, was a lie.
[snip] Obama sent a clear message to Congress: If you don't block ( this nuclear deal), we will bar Iran's access to our financial system. The deal was clear, unequivocal. [snip]It was also a lie. Obama lied, and so did others in his administration.
That's the conclusion of a report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. It alleges Obama officials pushed the U.S. Treasury to let Iran convert the equivalent of $5.7 billion of funds held in Oman's Bank of Muscat from rials into dollars and subsequently into euros.
[snip]Apart from the lie, which is bad enough for an administration that claimed repeatedly to be "scandal-free," this money did not have innocuous uses. Far from it. (Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...
UT-OH--J.Ansari Zarif, the Iranian deputy for parliamentary and Iranian affairs within Irans Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
said he would expose "everyone who allegedly accepted bribes" to facilitate Obama's nuke deal with Iran. "........
"We will reveal which western politicians received bribes."
Former Senator Al DAmato (R-NY) dropped a bomb on Sunday Morning Futures this AM. DAmato told Maria Bartiromo that Hillary allowed Russia to take ownership of US uranium so they could sell it to Iran.
Hillary made it possible for the Russians to take control of one of our huge uranium producers and allow them to own the company, export the uranium and who do they sell the uranium to? Iran!
Now if people knew that and that the foundation as a result of that got $135 million. I think people would start saying, What?
In January 2013, Pravda celebrated the Russian atomic energy agencys purchase of the company Uranium One in Canada.
That same company, Uranium One, owned uranium concessions in the United States. Because uranium is a strategically important commodity, the Russians would need approval from the Obama administration, including Hillarys State Department, before the purchase took place.
Nine shareholders in Uranium One just happened to provide more than $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation in the run-up to State Department approval.
The Clintons took the cash from Uranium One officials before the deal was approved by Hillary Clintons State Department. The Clintons hid the donations which is a clear violation of the Memorandum of Understanding Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama administration wherein she promised and agreed to publicly disclose all donations during her tenure as Secreatary of State. (Via Breitbart)
The New York Times reported on the crooked deal in 2015.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium Ones chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And then theres this...
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) told Greta Van Susteren the deal Hillary approved gave Putin ownership of 20 percent of US uranium and Russia sells uranium to unfriendly countries, including Iran.
Remember those side deals Obama forged with Iran that were not part of the text of the official treaty? Now we are finding out some of the details.
Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Iranian officials confirmed they have received at least $10 billion in cash, commodities, and assets from Washington since 2013. And that is likely a conservative estimate.
But cash is not the only thing the Islamic Republic of Iran is receiving for gracing us with their willingness to sign onto our own capitulation.
The AP is reporting that Russia, with the support of President Obama, is shipping Iran 116 metric tons of natural uranium.
While Iranian officials have obviously declined to disclose the use of such uranium, AP notes that this is enough to enrich weapons-grade uranium for nuclear bombs:
Despite present restrictions on its enrichment program, however, the amount of natural uranium is significant should Iran decide to keep it in storage, considering its potential uses once some limits on Tehrans nuclear activities start to expire in less than a decade.
David Albright, whose Institute of Science and International Security often briefs U.S. lawmakers on Irans nuclear program, says the shipment could be enriched to enough weapons-grade uranium for more than 10 simple nuclear bombs, depending on the efficiency of the enrichment process and the design of the nuclear weapon. ...
We should just start throwing politicians in prison for being stupid jackasses.
Call it “The Kerry Act”.
John Kerry deserves the PVT Slovik treatment.
powerful democrats don’t go to prison
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