Friday, January 20, 2017
John Kerry's Secret Back Door Deal With CAIR
"But at the time that the letter was sent to CAIR, according to knowledgeable sources, there was an agreement between CAIR and the State Department to keep the letter secret. An excerpt from it was posted on CAIR's website only in May 2016, a year after it was received. The IPT has learned that Kerry and CAIR made this agreement to keep the letter secret so as to protect Kerry from public embarrassment. In light of CAIR's numerous ties to Hamas and other unsavory aspects of its record, Kerry had good reason to believe that the letter could cause a public relations disaster for him."
As we celebrate the departure of Barack Obama from the White House, we can also celebrate the departure of John Kerry from the State Department. But even as they walk out the door, there is one more sordid piece of news. The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that Kerry tried to negotiate with the United Arab Emirates for them to remove their terrorist designation from the US-based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
This raises an obvious question:
How can the State Department take such action when the FBI has a policy of not dealing with CAIR, largely as a result of their status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas? The above-linked IPT article outlines the connection between CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The latter is a US State Department-designated terror group while the former is not-but should be,
The State Department has always needed a change of culture. After 8 years of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, it also needs reform. As for CAIR, it needs serious investigating. No doubt the FBI has a ton of information. I am sure they have been held in check for 8 years. It is now time to let them and the DOJ follow the facts where they lead and take appropriate action based on their findings without political interference.