Senator Chris Murphy was caught last week secretly meeting with the foreign minster of Iran.
Thanks to a source that briefed the French delegation who ousted the Senator we learned about the meeting.
Mollie Hemingway from the Federalist reported:
Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time.
A State Department official who spoke on background said that the State Department was not aware of any side meetings with Iranian officials that Murphy was engaged in.
The Munich Security Conference, an annual forum on international security policy, welcomes hundreds of world leaders each February. This year’s conference featured robust debate on the United States’ maximum pressure policy against Iran, China’s handling of the coronavirus and technology concerns, and the European alliance with the United States. Other Democrat senators at the conference included Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. Former Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts also attended.
Both Murphy and Zarif spoke publicly during a two-hour session on Middle East policy, with Murphy and Zarif both fiercely criticizing U.S. policy.
It appears that Murphy has been working overtime to thwart US foreign policy under the Trump administration because he also threatened the President of Ukraine late last year.
As the Democrats in the House were ramping up the beginning of their impeachment inquiry during a meeting in Kiev, Senator Chris Murphy told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that if he investigated or took any requests from the President or Rudy Giuliani to investigate the Biden family, Democrats would not support any measures regarding Ukraine.
Murphy boasted about his threat saying, “I told Zelensky that he should not insert himself or his government into American politics. I cautioned him that complying with the demands of the President’s campaign representatives to investigate a political rival of the President would gravely damage the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. There are few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, and support for Ukraine is one of them.”
Murphy basically told Zelensky you mess with the Democrat party you’ll lose any support from us in the future to aide Kiev.
Only a few months later after voting “yes” on a resolution to handcuff the President from military action in Iran, that same Senator is meeting with Iran. The State Department reported that they had no knowledge of the meeting and Murphy will not disclose what was discussed.
It’s time for Senator Murphy to be investigating and he must recuse himself from the Senate until the investigation is over. If he is found guilty he must resign.
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