Seems there’s plenty of colluding going on in America, but the media is looking in all the wrong places.
It’s bad enough that former Secretary of State John Kerry is consorting with Iranian officials behind the back of the Trump administration, telling them, according to the president, to reject communication outreach efforts from the White House.
But to have a sitting U.S. senator breaking bread with high-ranking Iranian officials amid heightened tensions between the two countries proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that the media has one standard for Democrats and another for Republicans.
(A Republican taking similar actions would result in media hyperventilation rarely seen in this country.)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who had an apparent Chinese spy working on her staff for 20 years, hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks back, according to Politico.
A move syndicated columnist David Harsanyi called “completely unprecedented” in a New York Post op-ed.
“Politico reported on the meeting, noting that it was ‘a bit unusual’ for a former chair of the Intelligence Committee and a member of the Senate minority to dine out with the acting foreign minister of an adversary of the United States. And by ‘unusual,’ Politico meant completely unprecedented,” he wrote.
And recent actions go to show that Iran is more of a direct enemy to the U.S. than the Russians, given the obsession on the left with colluding with Vladimir Putin.
“Like Russia, Iran has long been hacking into US institutions,” Harsanyi added. “But the Islamic regime, according to the past two administrations, is also responsible for the death of hundreds of American service members in Iraq.”
And the interaction with Zarif extends beyond a dinner.
Last week, radio and television host Mark Levin asked “what in the hell” Feinstein is doing talking to Iran’s foreign minister after Zarif’s contact information was spotted on her iPhone.
More importantly, Levin asked why so much of the media ignored it.
“He’s the foreign minister to an enemy state that seeks to attack American military personnel in the Middle East, that seeks to put nuclear warheads on ICBMs so they can reach the United States. It is a terrorist regime, an Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran, that has killed Americans, that funds Hezbollah to kill Americans, that funds Hamas to kill, and is a threat to our national security, obviously,” Levin said.
On Friday, President Trump ordered the deployment of about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran.
But Sen. Feinstein, who orchestrated the shameful ambush on now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, sees Zarif as a “reasonable man,” according to Talking Point USA’s Charlie Kirk.
For Democrats, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Kirk suggested — the problem being the enemy is America’s enemy.
“Dianne Feinstein called the foreign minister of Iran a “reasonable man” today,” Kirk tweeted last week. “He is responsible for Iran’s funding of terror cells. He oversees the rampant anti-Americanism throughout Iran This is the Democrat Party. They support anyone if it means opposing President [T]rump.”
Dianne Feinstein called the foreign minister of Iran a "reasonable man" today
He is responsible for Iran's funding of terror cells
He oversees the rampant anti-Americanism throughout Iran
This is the Democrat Party. They support anyone if it means opposing President trump
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 16, 2019
As Harsanyi stressed, the timing of Feinstein’s actions are troubling and could have serious consequences.
“Feinstein’s rendezvous with Zarif comes at a time when the two nations are in a precarious stand-off,” he said. “The United States, which recently designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization, has deployed bombers and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf. US troops are now in a danger’s way. What if Feinstein and the administration are sending conflicting messages?
And again, where is the media?
As for Kerry’s secret talks with Iran, President Trump told reporters “he should be prosecuted” for his actions.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., even sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for him to look into whether the former Obama administration official had violated the Logan Act or the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Sen. Marco Rubio calls for DOJ to investigate John Kerry over suspect Iran contacts https://t.co/skjOFUVJiN
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 14, 2019
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