Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly sabotaged President Trump’s renewed Middle East peace talks, telling Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to “stay strong” against Trump’s demands and telling the Arab leader the President would likely be removed from office within one year.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Kerry met with Palestinian Authority officials in London to discuss President Trump’s recent push to renew peace talks between Arab leaders and their Israeli counterparts.
The former Secretary of State told PA authorities to “hold on and be strong” in the face of Trump’s harsh demands, asking the officials to convey a message to Abbas saying “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”
“Maybe it is time for the Palestinians to define their peace principles and present a positive plan,” he added.
Kerry reportedly informed Palestinian officials that Trump would likely be impeached within his first year in office.
The former Obama aide’s continued involvement in the Middle East peace process comes as speculation swirls around Kerry’s possible bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020.
DEEP STATE DEPARTMENT: John Kerry BRIEFED on ‘Trump Dossier’ in 2016
Former Secretary of State John Kerry was reportedly briefed on the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, raising new and alarming questions over the relationship between former British spy Christopher Steele and the Obama administration as Americans headed to the polls.
According to the Washington Post, John Kerry was the last senior Obama official to review the salacious material in “late 2016,” adding that “It’s not uncommon for private consulting or intelligence reports to be consumed by State Department officials.”
“There’s nothing nefarious about the State Department accepting material from Steele from 2014 to 2016,” writes the Post. “At that time, he was a well-respected former intelligence official from an allied country with deep experience in Russia. Officials couldn’t have known that Steele would become controversial for reporting on Trump, because that hadn’t happened yet.”
The left-leaning newspaper was commenting on a recent report from the Washington Examiner detailing the relationship between Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, and the Trump Dossier to former President Barack Obama’s State Department.
“They’re also seeking to learn what individual State Department officials did in relation to Steele, and whether there were any contacts between the State Department and the FBI or Justice Department concerning the anti-Trump material,” wrote the Examiner.
NOT FUNNY: Senior Obama Aide JOKES About MURDER of GOP Leadership
A senior Obama aide came under fire from both sides of the political aisle on Thursday, following a cruel “joke” on social media where he sarcastically hoped for the deaths of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan.
Obama’s advisor Ben Rhodes posted the insensitive remark shortly after the Republican leadership posed for a photograph in the Oval Office following the passage of the GOP-sponsored tax cuts.
Dan Pfeiffer, another top Obama aide commented on the photo, writing “I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted.”
I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017
Rhodes commented back, posting “And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence.”
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
Users on twitter were quick to call-out the disgusting comments, with one person saying, “Hoping people die? Tolerant progressive liberal I see.”
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise –critically injured during an assassination attempt at a Republican baseball game- weighed-in on the incendiary language, saying Rhodes “may want to reconsider” his choice of words.
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017