You might remember in March when climate envoy John Kerry, having been caught on camera not wearing a mask on his flight, described the incident as St. Patrick’s Day “malarkey.” It seems he’s taking the same tack after a report in the New York Times that he’s on tape discussing a wealth of things about our ally Israel with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Zarif:
Zarif on what John Kerry told him:
Israel attacked Iran posts 200 times in Syria.
Iran Air airline flying six flights a week to Syria.
The two coordinated ceasefire in Yemen.
They discussed Saudi Arabia.
Kerry called his cell often.https://t.co/xmbXE95lD6
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) April 26, 2021
The Washington Post’s John Hudson apparently thinks the New York Times is a conservative publication, seeing how Republicans “pounced” on the story.
Many conservatives attacking John Kerry for discussing with Iran that Israel covertly struck 200 Iranian targets in Syria, per leaked audio. @StateDeptSpox notes that those strikes had already been disclosed by a gov't in the region (i.e. Israel) pic.twitter.com/ARZvri38pE
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) April 26, 2021
The spokesman is presumably referring to these remarks from an Israeli official in 2018, disclosing that "in the last two years Israel has taken military action more than 200 times within Syria itself” https://t.co/rcSiP8gGCu
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) April 26, 2021
Kerry isn’t just saying that the information was already known, though Zarif seemed surprised: He’s saying the whole thing is unequivocally false and never happened.
I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since. https://t.co/BTOdFE1khW
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 26, 2021
Biden administration had originally claimed it was no big deal because information that was allegedly revealed was actually public information. Now Kerry claims it never happened. https://t.co/4AQa43STYz
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 26, 2021
So which is it? Or are they just going to yell ORANGE MAN BAD?
— Nebojša Malić (@NebojsaMalic) April 26, 2021
The left lies like silk. It just flows out of the mouths of these liars. And they are so convincing… to their sycophants and puppets. The rest of us know that the facts they can’t control will be denied. They will make up facts they want people to believe. So many examples!
— Sherry Kerdman (@sherry_kerdman) April 26, 2021
And the Biden response is deflection – the issue was Kerry supposedly telling the Iranians prior to the public info.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) April 26, 2021
Oh, and classified information (which this was) is STILL classified even it has been leaked to media.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) April 27, 2021
Well, I'm sure that if it had happened, it would be "seared-seared" in his memory.
— Joseph Hansell (@JosephHansell) April 27, 2021
Biden administration must know the term “plausible deniability” from their boss
— MetsFanForLife I LOVE STEVE COHEN (@roseh15) April 27, 2021
They said he said it before he said he didn't say it.
He said it.
— Big Apple Infidel ? (@BigAppleInfidel) April 26, 2021
It's very hard for all the liars to to keep their lies straight.
— Union Soviet SocialistRepublicNevada Comrade Carl (@wenner_carl) April 26, 2021
I’m still wondering what kind of shadow govt he was running while Trump was in office
— Lisa (@kittywhisperer7) April 26, 2021
He certainly did stay chummy with his contacts in Iran.
But its on tape. But since he's a Democrat, just deny it happened and the media will push that deny and then move on
— Shane Flannagan ?? (@shaneflannagan) April 26, 2021
They better get their story straight.
— DWaffle (@DWaffle5) April 27, 2021
John Kerry also claims he never took his mask off on this flight pic.twitter.com/2JGKABdaru
— David Spades (@VegasDavein) April 26, 2021
These people are never held accountable.
— sherrie dix (@DixSherrie) April 26, 2021
Kerry, what makes you think you have even one iota of credibility?
— Mary Cross (@rettwit1) April 27, 2021
Oops, someone’s not on the same page. Is the White House a disorganized mess???
— Bible Truths Spoken Here (@bible_here) April 27, 2021
Well this instills tremendous confidence in our foreign policy & it doesn’t seem like a national security threat or anything ??
— Maeve Everly (@StruggleSeshi) April 27, 2021
I hope Kerry has not done this despicable, vile betrayal. However I don't think I believe his denials.
Any politician – heck, any citizen or resident of the U.S. – should be jailed if found guilty of such treachery. But a politician should serve double term.
— ?? JDD (@JDDII8) April 27, 2021
Biden and Kerry can’t get their stories straight.
— Carl Gottlieb (@c_cgottlieb) April 27, 2021
Will Jen Psaki circle back to this Tuesday?
‘Enough is enough’: Republicans say if what Iran foreign minister said on leaked tape is true ‘John Kerry needs to go’ https://t.co/tTH29ZfYP4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 26, 2021