Today, a stunning report in the Daily Beast reveals the depths to which the sycophantic pro-Iran capitulators of the Barack Obama foreign policy apparatus continue to sink to support the terrorist regime that remains the world's number one state sponsor of jihadist exportation.
In unusual journalistic fashion, the Daily Beast anonymously quotes many former Obama administration officials throughout the piece — thus lending cover to those who would openly collude with a brazen American geopolitical foe against the interests of the American people.
Per the Daily Beast:
As the Trump administration sent warplanes and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, a small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm.
Conversations between former Obama officials and Iranian government officials have been ongoing since November 2016. Zarif, who visits the U.S. every year for the U.N. General Assembly in New York, usually meets with lawmakers, think tanks, journalists, and former officials when he is in town.
But the recent round of conversations, which took place over the phone and in person over the last two months, came as lines of communication between the U.S. and Iran, through intermediaries in Europe and elsewhere, deteriorated.
The Daily Beast further noted how the Obama officials seem to have a clear motive: Discerning whether the possibility exists of the U.S. re-entering a new Iran nuclear deal in a post-President Donald Trump world. "Separately, some former Obama officials are trying to keep the roots of the Iran nuclear deal alive by taking the pulse of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to gauge whether they are in favor of restarting talks in the future," the outlet stated.
Conservative, anti-Iran national security hands had a field day with the report.
Omri Ceren, national security advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), tweeted: "Former Obama officials have been working with Iran and friends on the Hill to isolate the Trump admin. Their most recent contacts were a couple weeks ago. They told [the Daily Beast] that them secretly talking to Iran is 'normal.'"
Foreign policy consultant Jason Epstein tweeted: "I’m old enough to remember when war veteran Tom Cotton and his GOP colleagues were cursed as 'traitors' for merely penning a letter to Khamenei explaining how the Senate worked."
Epstein was referring to Cotton's decision to spearhead a March 2015 letter sent, on behalf of 47 total U.S. senators, to the terrorist-supporting ruling mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Quite presciently, the letter noted how the Iran nuclear deal, structured as it was as an "executive agreement," could easily be altered or terminated in the future.
"The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time," the letter read. "We hope this letter enriches your knowledge of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress," it concluded.