Report: How Obama Administration Officials Conducted Shadow Diplomacy With Iran To Undermine Trump

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Internal State documents show senior Obama administration officials engaged in a secret meeting with Iran in 2018 to undermine the Trump administration’s push to isolate the regime.

A delegation of “U.S. former ambassadors held a secret, “off-the-record” meeting with former Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif at his residence in New York City.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The document is the firmest proof to date that Obama-era officials were engaged in back-channel efforts to keep negotiations with Iran alive, even as former president Donald Trump and his administration worked to isolate the regime, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo told the Free Beacon in exclusive remarks. Pompeo, who was not aware of these meetings while leading the State Department, said the memo corroborates reports from the time about Kerry’s efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal through back-channel powwows with Iranian officials.

“This memo reflects even more than we already knew about former State Department officials continuing on as if they were still in office,” said Pompeo, who is now senior counsel for global affairs at the ACLJ. “Trying, at every turn, to work with the foreign minister for a terrorist regime, Iran, to undermine the very sanctions put in place by America. It’s worse than not knowing when to get off stage. Actively seeking to protect the terrible deal they struck, these former officials—two years after Obama left office—were signaling that Iran should stand firm against America.”

Pompeo said it is startling to learn that members of a former U.S. administration attempted to handicap a sitting president’s policies, describing the disclosure as “bad stuff, dangerous stuff, un-American stuff.” These former officials, he said, “should be ashamed of themselves. Working against their own nation’s policies alongside such a brutal regime.”

The seven-page memo was reportedly created during the meeting with Zarif, which came days after reports broke that Kerry was seeking to salvage the Iran nuclear agreement after Trump nixed it earlier that year.

Zarif also said his government would never give up its missile program or stop enriching uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon and one of the key conditions Trump placed on a potential new deal with Iran that never came to fruition.

“The U.S. says no peace deal and the U.S. will reimpose sanctions, but the condition is zero missiles, zero nuclear enrichment. This what [John] Bolton wants,” Zarif said, referring to Trump’s national security adviser. “I know Bolton and negotiated with him years ago. His views are so radical, that we could not reach an agreement. Absolute impossibility to reach an agreement with John Bolton unless you ask him to sit down and read at dictation speed what he wants and then you sign it. He is incapable of compromise.”

Ben Sisney, ACLJ’s senior litigation counsel, said the organization’s efforts prove that “there were even more secret meetings happening behind the Trump administration’s back than had been previously reported.”

But Sisney said it also raises bigger questions: “How did this memo of ‘former’ U.S. officials meeting with Zarif get into the State Department’s hands? Was someone at the State Department there? Did the State Department send an informal liaison?”



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Fed Up
Fed Up
4 months ago

Ship this POS back to where he came from, AFRICA.

mike spanjer
mike spanjer
4 months ago

rat bastard

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Was this a CRIME?? Is something going to be done??

Conservatives to Save America CSA...
Conservatives to Save America CSA...
4 months ago

Why aren’t these traitors being held accountable? Biden’s, Clinton’s,Obama’s, Kerry’s, Pelosi’s and Schumer’s have all done everything possible to take dowwn America and everyone turns a blind eye. Our justice system Sucks!!!

turdbreath
turdbreath
4 months ago

That’s the Logan Act, isn’t it? Isn’t that same thing they tried to accuse republicans of doing, and now they have done it? It’s time to start the court cases with these individuals.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
4 months ago

THESE PEOPLE ARE TRAITORS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,“Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s incapable of leading and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties. Period. Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country. Joe Biden can’t do the job.” – Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott said this of President Joe Biden on 5/10/22 Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent,incapacitated and confused,BIDEN UNFIT for office,incoherent joe,joe biden is not well,rick scott joe biden,biden gaffes,biden gaffe.FINALLY THE TRUTH EMERGES,THROW THE BUM OUT IT’S IMPEACHMENT TIME, ALL CORRUPT BIDENS HAVE TO GO

John Yeller
John Yeller
4 months ago

Nice Article, but these are treasonous actions. Hand them by their thumbs.

Joebidencheats
4 months ago

That Boy needs go back to Kenya and stop causing problems for America

Paul Kalsbeek
Paul Kalsbeek
4 months ago

“FORMER OFFICIALS” should be in JAIL ! !

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
4 months ago

Democrats have stood behind Biden even with his corruption, his America last policy, shortages, energy crisis, illegal’s, open borders, crime increases, national drug crisis, inflation, the midterms are near, vote them all out of office, return the United States to the people. Election integrity group is suing New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way for allegedly violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by refusing to disclose documentation explaining how election officials resolve duplicate voter registrations. The Indianapolis-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) says it needs to view the documents because recent studies show thousands of New Jersey residents possess duplicate, triplicate, or quadruplicate voter registrations.“Americans have a fundamental right under federal law to see precisely how their voter rolls are maintained,” stated PILF President J. Christian Adams, a former civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.“We can’t let New Jersey set a trend for concealing standard operating procedures for data entry and hygiene as if they were state secrets especially when we are seeing persons registered three, four, five, and even six times.”Don’t have your votes voided by democrat tricks.

will
will
1 month ago

It is illegal for a US citizen to negotiate US foreign policy with other nations.; especially one that is an enemy Terrorist country. This is Treason, punishable by the Death Penalty. Kerry should be jailed and have his citizenship revoked after serving 50 years in a max Security jail.

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