Trump has 'insecurity of a teenage girl': John Kerry

Lester Mason
September 19, 2018

The "legal determinations" to which Mike Pompeo made reference in his press conference involve the Logan Act, the same law that then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates used against then-National Security Adviser designee Gen. Michael Flynn.

During the news conference, Pompeo slammed the former Secretary of State John Kerry for having talks with the Iranian leadership.

The day before Pompeo's remarks, President Donald Trump accused Kerry of having "illegal" meetings with the Iranian regime and suggested he should be registered with the US government as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Matt Summers, a spokesman for Kerry, later defended Kerry's Iran meetings.

"This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world's largest State sponsor of terror and according to him. he was telling them to wait out this administration". With current brazen USA officials-who have unsheathed their swords against Iranians-what negotiations can we have? "You can't find precedent for this in USA history, and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior", Pompeo said in a press conference at the State Department.

Kerry said he had met three or four times with Zarif since he left office, but had not since Pompeo took the job in April.

"Mr. President, you should be more anxious about Paul Manafort meeting with Robert Mueller than me meeting with Iran's FM".

Kerry played a crucial role in crafting the Obama-era Iran nuclear agreement.

He has been harshly critical of the president and his decision in May to withdraw from the Iran deal but denies "coaching" Tehran. "What is unseemly and unprecedented is for the podium of the State Department to be hijacked for political theatrics".

Kerry acknowledged the interjection, then continued: "He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy - I mean, he's got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl". The Boston Globe, which first reported on Kerry's talks, described them as an "aggressive yet stealthy" effort to keep the USA part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry helped negotiate.

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, Rubio said that Americans "deserve to know that US laws are enforced regardless of any individual's past position".

"Actively undermining USA policy as a former secretary of state is literally unheard of", he said. "Henry Kissinger [another former Secretary of State] for 40 years has been traveling to Russian Federation, traveling to China, talks with the leaders".

During his time in office, Kerry had a close relationship with the Iranian regime, particularly with Zarif.

While promoting his memoir, "Every Day Is Extra", Kerry responded to a tweet from Trump that suggested he had "illegal meetings" with the Iranian regime.

Kerry himself has come under severe criticism by supporters of the Trump administration, who point out that giving advice to a hostile foreign power is inappropriate and possibly a violation of the 1799 Logan Act, a United States law that prohibits private diplomacy.

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