Former Secretary of State Exposed in Email Scandal

( – Former Secretary of State John Kerry used a pseudonymous government email address while serving as the nation’s top diplomat during the Obama administration, whistleblowers informed Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson.

Grassley and Johnson sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, demanding answers on whether Kerry complied with federal records law. The whistleblowers revealed that Kerry used the email address “[email protected]” in his official capacity.

The senators raised concerns with Blinken about Kerry allegedly interfering with the FBI’s attempts to execute arrest warrants on individuals in the U.S. illegally. These individuals were suspected of supporting Iran’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction.

Grassley and Johnson have been raising concerns about the State Department’s compliance with federal records laws since 2015, during the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government server for government business. They also raised similar concerns about President Biden’s use of a non-government email while serving as vice president.

The senators brought up issues about Kerry’s reported actions to stop the FBI from arresting individuals illegally in the U.S. who were allegedly helping Iran’s financial efforts to create weapons of mass destruction. They also questioned Kerry’s potential mishandling of classified information in communications with Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, after leaving office.

House Republicans in March questioned whether Kerry privately discussed potential sanctions against Iran with Zarif, a possible violation of the federal Logan Act of 1799.

Grassley and Johnson’s letter to Blinken demands answers on whether the email address was used by Kerry and requests all records from, to, or cc’ing that email address. They are questioning whether Kerry complied with federal records laws. They also want to know if that email address was used only for official business, and if it was used to communicate with foreign government officials, particularly regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Grassley and Johnson gave Blinken until July 1st to respond. The State Department has not yet responded to the request for comment.

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