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May 23, 2019

Mike Pompeo: Why Yes, It Happens to Be True That John Kerry Is Violating the Logan Act

Again, for those of you who say the Logan Act is unconstitutional and a dead-letter non-law, because no one has ever been convicted under it and no one has been charged under it since, I believe, 1809 -- that's all true, but don't forget, Sally Yates used the Logan Act as a pretext to open an investigation into Michael Flynn for talking to representatives of other countries when he was part of the Trump transition team.

So open an investigation into John Kerry. Per Obama precedent, THE LOGAN ACT IS REAL, YO.

Put him under oath and subpoena all his financial records going back 8 years. Justice requires no less.

This man cannot be allowed to prance around as if he is King, immune to all laws.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes President Trump was correct when he suggested former secretary of state John Kerry violated the Logan Act.

"It's true. I was there in Munich ... I saw not only Kerry ... [others] met with the Iranian leadership," Pompeo said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "It's unusual, but more importantly, it's wrong."


Pompeo said what Kerry was allegedly engaged in with Iran was risky at best.

"These acts border … we all know the Logan Act," he said. "We all know the risk that is taken when people act as private citizens on behalf of the United States government."

Meanwhile Democrats are demanding the financial records of Donald Trump, Jr.'s four-year-old daughter.

"That is reality," Trump Jr. responded, claiming that recent subpoenas called for not only his financial records but those of other family members as well. "They will go after everything. In the recent subpoena, anyone, any relative -- Chloe, my 4-year-old daughter, they want to subpoena her records. I mean, that's part of the scope. Barron Trump, obviously he's been doing a lot of stuff they want to subpoena. There’s no reasonableness to this."

And John Kerry is undermining US foreign policy at the point where economic sanctions are having a powerful effect.

When Trump came into office, Iran was on the march across the Middle East -- in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen -- thanks to the Obama administration’s failure to confront Iranian aggression and the massive infusions of cash it received from sanctions relief under President Barack Obama’s Iran deal. Trump withdrew from the deal, but he did not simply restore sanctions imposed before it; he ramped them up to unprecedented levels. The sanctions have already "wiped $10 billion from Iranian revenue since November," The Post reported, citing administration officials.

This month, the administration tightened the screws even further, eliminating waivers for eight countries that had previously been allowed to continue importing Iranian oil. The goal, according to American officials, is to reduce Iranian oil exports to "zero." It's working. Bloomberg News reports that "Iran's oil shipments tumbled this month after the U.S. ended sanctions waivers. . . . So far, not a single ship has been seen leaving Iran’s oil terminals for foreign ports."

The new sanctions are forcing Tehran to cut funds to its terrorist proxies....

The goal of these tough sanctions is to cripple Iran economically so that it chooses between keeping its nukes or completely collapsing.

And John Kerry is trying to help Iran.

What is it he likes most about Iran -- its aggression towards its neighbors, its support for terrorism against allies and America itself, or its pursuit of nuclear weapons that can bring about its clerics' dream of a cleansing apocalypse which will herald the arrival of the 12th Imam?

Is John Kerry immune from investigation?

He's colluding with Iran. Nay, more than that -- I suspect he might actually be an Iranian Agent.

I have a dossier and everything!!!

You have to trust something called a "dossier" right?! I mean, it's so European and official and espionage sounding!

And seriously: The branding on this. Rather than calling this "The Steele Oppo Report," they consciously chose to call it the "Steele dossier."

You know where i know the term "dossier" from, first? From Robert Ludlum novels, from other espionage novels.

They chose a word to transform Sydney Blumenthal's rumors and fictions into some international spy thriller MacGuffing containing a Terrible Truth that would change the world.

This was not unintentional.

Did #FakeJake with his pretensions of being an novelist and his "nose for news" help in this branding effort, I wonder? Or was it just his illegal-leaker sources Clapper, Brennan, and Comey?

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