Report: Ex-Obama Administration Officials Urge Iran, ‘Don’t Take Trump’s Bait’

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Amid heightened recent tensions between the US and Iran, a number of former Obama administration officials have been advising the Tehran regime to avoid escalation with the Trump administration, The Daily Beast reported on Friday.

“Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm,” the report said.

While the unnamed ex-officials – whose goal is to preserve the July 2015 nuclear deal, one of Obama’s major foreign policy initiatives — told The Daily Beast their contacts with the Iranians were “normal,” a Republican congressional aide quoted in the report said, “It’s not just about what they were saying to the Iranians. It’s about what they were saying to their political allies back here in the US.”

Their strategy was to divide and isolate the Trump administration just as the Trump administration was trying to re-establish deterrence with Iran,” the aide, also unnamed, pointed out. “In the current highly partisan political environment, the only safe course is to signal national unity — and they contributed to eroding that at home and abroad.”

However, one ex-Obama administration official described the communications as “neither unusual nor particularly consequential.”

“Exaggerating their significance lends undue credence to those cynically blaming others for their own failing approach,” the official charged.

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{Matzav.com}

5 COMMENTS

  1. why does it seem like there is no law and order in this country? It seems more like russia! The elite get away with everything, and what about all the elites on the other team, They get thrown under the bus (manafort, cohen, papadopulous and who not).

  2. (Gateway Pundit) – It has been 18 months since the American people learned that Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for the phony Russia dossier that was used to spy on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, yet Hillary still hasn’t answered any questions about the scandal.
    Hillary Clinton even tried to hide the payments to Christopher Steele by funneling payments to him through her campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie who in turn paid oppo research firm Fusion GPS — Fusion GPS then hired Steele to compile the dossier.
    In January of 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Grassley at the time, sent Joel Benenson, the Chief Strategist for ‘Hillary for America’ a letter demanding answers about the funding and motivation behind the dossier.
    Senators Grassley and Graham asked Mr. Benenson to respond to 12 questions about Hillary and her campaign’s involvement in commissioning the Steele dossier.
    “Prior to the Washington Post ‘s article in October of 2017, were you or anyone else at Hillary for America aware of Mr. Steele’s efforts on behalf of the Clinton campaign to compile and distribute allegations about Mr. Trump and the Russian government? If so, when and how did you first learn of his activities on the campaign’s behalf? Please provide all related documents.” the lawmakers demanded a year and a half ago.
    The Republican lawmakers also asked Hillary’s campaign if they received any memos from Steele about Donald Trump.
    “Did you or anyone else at Hillary for America receive other memoranda written or forwarded by Mr. Steele regarding Mr. Trump and his associates that were not published as part of the Buzzfeed dossier? If so, how and when? Please provide all related documents,” Grassley and Graham wrote.
    It appears that once again Hillary Clinton is above the law because it has been 18 months since the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded answers and documents from Hillary’s camp and they still have not responded.
    ‘It’s been 18 months that America learned the Clinton campaign funded the anti-Trump Steele dossier. Yet not a single reporter has asked a question at any venue and her campaign has not responded to Senate Judiciary Committee’s docs request,’ award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon told Lou Dobbs Monday evening
    “Hillary Clinton owes us answers — lots of them. So far, she has ducked them, even while doing many high-profile media interviews,” Solomon wrote.
    It’s been 18 months that America learned the Clinton campaign funded the anti-@POTUS Steele dossier. Yet not a single reporter has asked a question at any venue & her campaign has not responded to Senate Judiciary Committee’s docs request
    And Hillary Clinton has the nerve to lecture Trump that he is not above the law.

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