The efforts of former Obama administration members are becoming more and more beyond the pale as they desperately try to undermine the efforts and present policy of the United States and the Trump administration.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s spokesperson admitted that he had secret meetings with the Iranians to try to save the Iran Deal. People screamed ‘Logan Act’ but media barely covered it and no one seems to be taking any action against Kerry.
Now two more Obama administration officials are actually advising European leaders who are upset about the U.S. pulling out of the Iran Deal to boot our ambassadors from their country.
How is this not arguing against the United States? Answer: that’s exactly what it is. It’s arguing and advocating on behalf of Iran and the stated policy of the United States.
The officials argued in an NY Times op-ed that the countries could expel American diplomats to punish Trump.
From Free Beacon:
“Europe Doesn’t Have to Be Trump’s Doormat,” wrote Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson. Simon served as the National Security Council’s senior director for the Middle East and North Africa, while Stevenson served as the regional director for political-military affairs.
“After months of swaggering hesitation, President Trump finally announced the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, to which Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany, and the European Union are also parties,” they wrote. “This action tramples on European leaders, who urged Mr. Trump to exercise restraint in the interest of international security and multilateralism.”
The two officials urged the European governments to take concrete actions against the United States.
“The European Union could, for instance, announce the withdrawal of member-states’ ambassadors from the United States,” they suggested. “Isn’t this what states do when diplomatic partners breach solemn agreements, expose them to security risks and threaten to wreak havoc on their economies?”
Simon and Stevenson went on to suggest that, depending on how the United States reacted, “European capitals might even follow up with expulsion of American ambassadors.”
Has there been any prior administration in history who has done so much to undermine their successors?
This is unconscionable.
It isn’t just an attempt to undermine the Trump administration but it is undermining the United States and hurting our position with our allies.
And they don’t even make any attempt to hide it, putting it in the NY Times and the media gives them the platform to attack our own policy.
And this is in addition to Democrats paying for the fake dossier and spreading the Russia collusion story to harm the administration.
Time to connect all the dots and for everyone to condemn this coordinated Obama team effort.
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