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John Kerry is undermining the president by conducting shadow negotiation with foreign leaders

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Barack Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is still in the negotiation business? The former Secretary of State is out there in the weeds trying to preserve the Iranian nuclear deal. Shadow diplomacy is illegal:

18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments.

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.

Does nobody care? Just read what he has done.

As Written and Reported By Hank Berrien for the Daily Wire:

Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who first came to fame telling the Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 that U.S. soldiers had committed atrocities in Vietnam, now has decided that his supposedly good legacy would be tarnished if President Trump scuttles Kerry’s most prized possession, the Iran nuclear deal. Thus Kerry is undermining the president by conducting shadow diplomacy with foreign leaders, including Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union official Federica Mogherini, and France’s Emanuel Macron to try to undermine Trump’s possible decision to leave the deal altogether.

The Boston Globe, proud of its native son, writes, “With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top U.S. diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside.”

Michael O’Hanlon, a foreign policy expert at the leftist Brookings Institution, told the Globe, ““It is unusual for a former secretary of state to engage in foreign policy like this, as an actual diplomat and quasi-negotiator. Of course, former secretaries of state often remain quite engaged with foreign leaders, as they should, but it’s rarely so issue-specific, especially when they have just left office……

KEEP READING THERE IS WAY MORE HERE:

Kerry Trying To Undermine Trump On Iran Deal By Consulting With Foreign Leaders | Daily Wire

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