[Ed. – After his meeting was revealed by Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, of course. Everyone in chorus now: “Logan Act!” I demand audio and a complete, unredacted transcript of the meeting. Meanwhile, Sen. Murphy is hereby designated Zarif’s Sock Puppet and an Iranian Agent of Influence. Prosecute this man. At least censure him. Failing all else, throw a tantrum.]
Sen. Chris Murphy confirmed The Federalist’s reporting that he privately met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif without State Department knowledge or approval in Munich last week.
After Mollie Hemingway first reported the meeting Monday, Murphy did not respond to any media inquiries. Tuesday, he published an account of his trip on Medium, sharing details of his meetings and describing his “mission” to meet with officials of Iran, which he described as “our adversary, responsible for the killing of thousands of Americans.”
Murphy also described his “goals” for meeting with Zarif, but admitted that he “cannot conduct diplomacy on behalf of the whole of the U.S. government, and I don’t pretend to be in a position to do so. But if Trump isn’t going to talk to Iran, then someone should.”