Logan Act? Pshaw! That’s for conservatives. My latest in PJ Media:
Like Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State John Kerry apparently enjoys the immunity from prosecution that being a powerful Leftist brings you today.
The Boston Globe revealed Friday that Kerry is working hard to sabotage President Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. Kerry reportedly “sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program.”
This was not, apparently, a one-off meeting between Kerry and the foreign minister of the regime that orders its citizens to chant “Death to America” in mosques every Friday: “It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.”
Further, the Globe reported that Kerry has not limited his shadow diplomacy to Zarif: “[Kerry] also met last month with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and he’s been on the phone with top European Union official Federica Mogherini … Kerry has also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York, conversing over the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.”
Today, Kerry’s spokesperson confirmed the meetings — but danced around admitting his behavior:
Why? Because John Kerry must know he has put himself in violation of a never-prosecuted federal law that only seems to be mentioned when a conservative is involved — for example, see what former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates said about Michael Flynn.
The Logan Act forbids unauthorized people from engaging in negotiations with foreign governments that are involved in disputes with the United States. The Logan Act’s intention is to prevent those unauthorized negotiations from undermining the position of the U.S. government.
Isn’t that exactly what Kerry is doing? Shouldn’t he be arrested and prosecuted?
He will not be. Kerry’s deep state peers think he is right, are hoping for his success, and couldn’t care less about the Logan Act. Just like they couldn’t care less about the security of classified State Department documents when they showed up on Anthony Wiener’s laptop next to his naughty selfies.
Kerry’s friends who are still employed in the U.S. government won’t be roused to care about the Logan Act unless one of their own is back in the White House, and, say, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo goes around the world drumming up support for the Trumpian foreign policy that the neo-Obama in the Oval Office is busy dismantling.
Pompeo is unlikely to do that, of course, because he, unlike Kerry and others on the Left, actually respects the law. But were he or some other member of the Trump administration to do what Kerry is doing now, the media outcry would be immediate and insistent, calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator — and that arrest would likely soon follow.
The law in the United States is for the little people, and for conservatives.
Popular culture is obsessed these days with a “white privilege” that extends even to the shampoo bottles in hotels (who knew?). But the most heinous example of privilege in today’s society is one that no one talks about: Leftist privilege.
If you’re a Leftist and want to start a not-for-profit organization, no problem. Only conservative organizations got buried in mountains of red tape and hobbled by unexplained delays by the IRS.
If you’re a Leftist and start a news website, you’ll have loads of readers referred to your site from Facebook, Twitter and the rest. Only conservative sites are being systematically blocked….
Read the rest here.