Pompeo Tears Into John Kerry Over Iran Meetings: “Unheard Of” Level Of Undermining White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed John Kerry over the latter’s admission earlier this week that he met with top Iranian officials “three or four times” since Trump took office.

Pompeo called Kerry’s meetings which took place outside of authorized diplomatic channels and without White House knowledge “unseemly and unprecedented” and further described the former Obama secretary of state’s actions as “beyond inappropriate” in statements made today at a State Department press briefing.

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Adding fuel to the controversy after a Thursday evening tweet by President Trump which also charged Kerry with “illegal meetings” that served to “undercut” US policy, Pompeo followed with a personal anecdote, saying he personally witnessed Kerry engaged in improper contact with Iranian officials and former Obama-era nuclear negotiators in Munich, Germany.

“I saw him in Munich with my own eyes, with Moniz and Wendy Sherman” Pompeo said, in reference to former Obama Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and chief nuclear deal negotiator Wendy Sherman.

“What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented,” Pompeo told reporters at the press conference in Washington. “This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”

He accused Kerry of “actively undermining U.S. policy” by going behind Trump’s back. “It is beyond inappropriate,” he added.

The controversy was reignited this week (following prior accusations from last Spring) when former secretary of state Kerry was asked point blank during a Wednesday radio interview about his rumored meetings with top Iran officials in which Kerry admitted, “I think I’ve seen him three or four times,” but attempted to claim he was not trying to “coach” Iran on how to restart the Iran nuclear deal after Trump pulled out last May.

Kerry is of course now a private citizen out of government but holds significant clout and influence with the Iran FM as the two hammered out the details of the JCPOA brokered under President Obama in the first place. Conservative pundits have long cast his actions as a violation of the Logan Act.

He responded to Trump’s accusations late in the day Friday, via Twitter, while not forgetting of course to hawk is new book:

Also on the same day as the Wednesday Hugh Hewitt Show admissions, former Secretary of State Kerry appeared on FOX and was interviewed by Dana Perino.

“I think everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump,” Kerry said to Perino. “You’ve got our allies, remarkably  the people that we’ve worked with the closest through the years  who are sitting there saying, ‘What’s next?'” Kerry added.

During Pompeo’s Friday comments addressing the matter, he concluded of the Kerry Iran meetings, “I will leave legal questions for others”.

It appears this was in echo of Trump’s Thursday evening tweet which suggested the potential for legal inquiry: “He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act?” Trump stated rhetorically

via www.zerohedge.com

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  1. Kerry, aka Lurch, what do you really expect from a Hussein Obama Admin official? His own daughter married a middle eastern dude, did Kerry offer her to him as part of the deal he made? Nothing is outlandish with these Anti-AMERICAN goons! He’s so convinced Pres Trumo will be a one-term President, he has underestimated us again!
    Yes, he should be hung for his behavior & taking part in the horrible deal with Iran. Last I checked, Iran was yelling “death to America”, not exactly our friends. Terrorists actually. Go away Lurch, Pres Trump will be our President for the remainder of this term & the following 4 years. He is actually the people’s president, unlike the Muslim you worked for!

  2. What I don’t understand is how he is not being arrested and prosecuted for violating the Logan act. The republicans need to get off their butts and start slamming the democrats when they do all these illegal things. Don’t be scared the people are behind you. Not only that God is behind you to get rid of all these Anti-Christ anti-American people who need to move to the countries they’re trying to get us to turn into. If it’s so not wonderful here in the USA then how come they have not left the United States…hyprocrites!

  3. It would appear to the more informed that you are the ‘brain washed moron’ who has partaken of the ‘kool-aid’ in excess! Exactly which flavor do you prefer? The article is in perfect English and references enforcible statutes which were transgressed by the lawless former SoS John Kerry, a member of former POTUS BHO’s Administration. BHO’s was the most corrupt administration since US Grant if not the most corrupt in the history of US Politics!

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