New documents unearthed this week now reveal former President Barack Obama’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power -already at the center of an ongoing ‘unmasking’ scandal- also spewed anti-Trump hatred while in office.
“It turns out that Power — the diplomat whose authority inexplicably was used to unmask hundreds of Americans’ names in secret intelligence reports during the 2016 election — engaged in similar Trump-bashing on her official government email, according to documents unearthed by an American Center for Law and Justice lawsuit. The conservative legal group is run by Trump defense attorney Jay Sekulow,” adds the reporter.
“The discovery could add a new dimension — a question of political bias — to a long-running congressional investigation into why Power’s authority was used to unmask hundreds of Americans’ names in secret National Security Agency intercepts during the 2016 election. That practice of unmasking continues to grow today,” Solomon concludes.
“Oskar, Norm will explain our political system, in a way that will fleetingly make it seem rational, though maybe not after Trump and Sanders win NH,” wrote Power; assuming a pivotal primary victory for both Bernie Sanders and then-underdog Donald Trump.
Read John Solomon’s full report at The Hill.
DEEP STATE DEPT. President Trump Says John Kerry ‘Should be Prosecuted’ for Iran Involvement
President Trump slammed former Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday for his continued ties to Tehran; accusing the top Obama aide of violating the Logan Act that prohibits non-officials from interfering with foreign governments.
“You know John Kerry speaks to them a lot, and John Kerry tells them not to call. That’s a violation of the Logan Act, and frankly he should be prosecuted on that,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
“But my people don’t want to do anything, only the Democrats do that kind of stuff. If it were the opposite way, they’d prosecute him under the Logan Act,” he said.
Watch: Trump says former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "should be prosecuted" under the Logan Act for interfering with potential negotiations with Iran: "Plain and simple, he shouldn't be doing that." https://t.co/2Ejtn8R7Wu pic.twitter.com/3LCaXJ1g8A
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 9, 2019
Kerry made global headlines last year when he admitted to continued contacts with Iranian officials, saying “What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better.”
DEEP STATE DEPT: John Kerry Admits Meeting with IRANIAN OFFICIALS in Recent Months
Former Secretary of State John Kerry publicly admitted Wednesday he’s met with Iranian officials at least “three or four times” in recent months; raising serious concerns over whether the senior Obama official is engaging in “shadow diplomacy” behind-the-scenes.
Kerry was speaking with radio host Hugh Hewitt this week when he was asked about President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Obama administration’s signature Iranian nuclear deal.
“I think I’ve seen him three or four times,” Kerry said, referring to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Kerry’s comments come months after President Trump unloaded on the former presidential candidate over his “shadow diplomacy” aimed to derailing the Commander-in-Chief’s foreign policy.
“The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!” tweeted Trump last May.
The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
Read the full transcript here.