An author and conservative commentator suggests that a male negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal may have been brought in to do the job Hillary Clinton couldn't do as secretary of state – and hints that her replacement, former Secretary of State John Kerry, now may have violated the law.
According to the Boston Globe, Kerry secretly visited Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on multiple occasions, met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron, and lobbied several members of Congress to undermine the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Alan Dershowitz, constitutional law and criminal law scholar, stated recently on Fox & Friends his belief that Kerry's actions are in clear violation of the Logan Act , which asserts individuals who are private citizens are not empowered to negotiate on behalf of the U.S. government.
While the Left has been quick to beat the dead horse of "Russian collusion," liberals remain quiet about Kerry's involvement with the Iran nuclear deal and the fact the Logan Act apparently isn't going to be applied to the former secretary of state. And while the media is reporting the evidence for "shadow diplomacy," nationally recognized author and current event commentator Dan Perkins argues that Kerry made the conscious, potentially treasonous decision to violate the Logan Act.
"If you understand the Democratic Party, as it relates to the leadership of the Democratic Party when Barack Obama was president, it becomes evident they believed they were above the law and the law did not apply to them," he tells OneNewsNow, adding: "John Kerry was, in fact, in the middle of the whole thing."
While he believes many previous secretaries of state have established and maintained relationships with foreign leaders, Perkins avows, "they don't lobby them concerning a particular agreement to try to coerce our government to do what they want to do, or to try to coerce a foreign government to do what they want to do. The Logan Act simply doesn't allow for it. Only official representatives of the United States government can negotiate with foreign powers."
Perkins theorizes that Kerry was brought in to do the job Hillary Clinton couldn't do. Not only did Clinton resign from her position as secretary of state to pursue the American presidency, but Perkins also shares that "if you understand Sharia law and the relationship between Muslim men and women, you will realize some [in our government] felt Mrs. Clinton could not effectively negotiate the Iran nuclear deal as a woman sitting across the table from the Muslim people who were negotiating on the part of the Iranian people."
Dr. Bill Warner is the founder of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. His knowledge of Islam and the Qur'an supports Perkins' theory, as it relates to the lack of respect for women within the Muslim world.
"I did a count of all the verses in the Qur'an that deal with women," Warner shares. "Approximately five percent of the verses actually said men and women were equal on judgment day. There's roughly another five percent which praise women as mothers."
He continues: "The rest of the verses denigrated women and subjugated them. A very small part of the Qur'an elevates them. In general, the greater majority of the Qur'an subjugates women."
Further investigation could incriminate Kerry for violating the Logan Act. According to Perkins, if Kerry is not held accountable for working with his former counterparts to undermine President Trump and his authority to nix the Iran nuclear deal, it will become evident he has indeed risen above the law.