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Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012
The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST by Libloather

Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals.

Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years.

Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy.

Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran.

The AP reported just after the interim deal with Iran was reached last month that Sullivan and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns secretly met with Iranian officials at least five times this year.

Sullivan’s July 2012 encounter happened in the midst of one of Clinton’s overseas trips. He vanished during their stay in Paris, the AP reports, and rejoined Clinton a few days later in Mongolia. In between, he flew to Oman for the meeting.

If Clinton runs for president in 2016, Sullivan would likely be her pick for White House national security adviser, AP notes. He is still loyal to Clinton.

“He's essentially a once-in-a-generation talent," Clinton aide Philippe Reines told the AP. Reines and Sullivan were colleagues at the State Department.

As Clinton’s tenure ended, Sullivan had actually considered a run for Congress in Minnesota, the AP reports, but White House officials convinced him to join their executive team.

He’s credited, along with Burns, with paving the way for Iran and the U.S. to rekindle their relationship and find compromise over Iran’s nuclear program.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; clinton; iran; jakesullivan; joebiden; josephbiden; plugs; secret
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1 posted on 12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Is the wonderful country going to go from one corrupt admiistratio to another by casting votes from another klingon?


2 posted on 12/24/2013 12:40:52 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Nachum

For your list.


3 posted on 12/24/2013 12:44:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Libloather
Oh really, anything to protect Jarrett

The Blaze


4 posted on 12/24/2013 12:47:50 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Libloather
Nothing this crooked administration does will ever surprise me in the least.
Once they are completely GONE (There is a GOD) we will discover many many things. . . . .
5 posted on 12/24/2013 12:48:53 PM PST by DeaconRed (FUBO & DUCK YOU TOO! ! ! ! and a very a special KMA to that queer organization GLAAD. . .)
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To: Libloather

Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials.
What did he give them for a meeting?.


6 posted on 12/24/2013 12:53:01 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

And exactly what was his accomplishment with Iran. Sounds like the left’s same take on MRS. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE as the best Sect’y of State.


7 posted on 12/24/2013 12:58:49 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Libloather
it will be interesting to learn just how much secret (Back door) activity has been going on between the “Evil Axis” countries and this treasonous administration.
8 posted on 12/24/2013 1:05:36 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

islamists all


9 posted on 12/24/2013 1:14:31 PM PST by onedoug
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To: spawn44

Agree they can’t be trusted with security matters.


10 posted on 12/24/2013 1:19:06 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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11 posted on 12/24/2013 1:39:59 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Libloather

What was the Senate vote???


12 posted on 12/24/2013 2:49:06 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Libloather

Sullivan most likely told them to wait until after Obamao’s re-election, at which point he would have more flexibility to sell us out to the Iranians.


13 posted on 12/24/2013 3:49:36 PM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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To: Libloather

Loyal with Clinton in treason.


14 posted on 12/24/2013 4:10:04 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials... Sullivan’s July 2012 encounter happened in the midst of one of Clinton’s overseas trips. He vanished during their stay in Paris... and rejoined Clinton a few days later in Mongolia. In between, he flew to Oman for the meeting. If Clinton runs for president in 2016, Sullivan would likely be her pick for White House national security adviser, AP notes. He is still loyal to Clinton.
Thanks Libloather.
15 posted on 12/24/2013 5:41:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Libloather

Where’s House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) when we need him.. Serious allegations have been made, there’s no evidence and that’s why Congress must investigate.


16 posted on 12/26/2013 4:57:27 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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