Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
This new questions today over whether a top President Obama advisor has been involved in secret negotiations.
Within rot and these reports suggest that Valerie Jarrett.
President Obama's senior advisor may have held secret talks bringing together officials from the Obama administration and the Irani regime.
As such talks would be the first.
Formal one on one negotiations between these two countries.
In more than thirty years.
So and passes in that time period and -- now by Tom Bolton former US ambassador to the UN.
At a Fox News contributor of course good morning ambassador good to have you with us good morning anything about that.
Well when I first heard that this story I thought it must be reading something from the onion.
Or Mad Magazine.
And to be honest I still don't believe that I I don't believe even the Obama administration would send Valerie Jarrett to negotiate with Iran it's not not that I put it past and I just find it very hard to believe.
It -- it apparently she was born in Iran to American parents -- father worked in a hospital there.
You know -- could that be a reason to -- -- -- sort of think that she might be a person that.
Would be able to sort of bridge.
A relationship there or at least in a very initial kind of informal way start to have some discussions or make arrangements for further higher level discussions.
Well my understanding -- she left when she was five and what she's a very precocious lady I don't think her experiences between age zero and age five qualify her.
To negotiate with the -- Ryan's -- over.
It is presidential malpractice.
To put what by all accounts is one of the president's closest advisor may be the closest advisor.
In touch with a bunch of -- gains from Tehran.
There are there like a wall as far as she's concerned and yet she is able to give them insights about the president about the White House.
That dozens of -- Ronnie and spies couldn't get.
If I were the -- Ryans and told the Valerie Jarrett wanted to meet I would be delighted I'd.
Have long dinners long lunches long breakfast long -- I just get her to talk for days on end.
-- to provide insight into the Obama White House I just I.
As I said don't put anything past the administration I'd be stunned if this were true.
Well we'll see what comes of that and you want -- -- on to another issue as well and that is Syria.
Because we're learning that you know there are so there's -- -- at 111000 people.
Leaving as refugees to Turkey and Jordan that was the headline across this morning.
And now there's some discussion.
In the international community about whether or not -- side is better than what you might get.
If you know if he is -- and that's a difficult.
You know as a difficult.
Big to even put out there.
What are your thoughts.
Well you know there are wars and conflicts where there where no participant.
Is is somebody whose victory would be beneficial to the United States and this could well be one of them look this has been going on for eighteen months.
And for eighteen months.
I think we've been waiting for the administration for our intelligence services for somebody.
To identify leaders of the opposition that we could trust with American assistance may be fought to.
And including -- assistance and to this day I'm not aware of the single opposition leader that anybody has advocated.
Is somebody we could trust not to conduct a bloodbath.
If they were successful.
So you know until at least speaking for myself I hear the name of somebody who shares our values we prize.
I don't I don't think there's any point in intervening this is just a terrible tragedy that likely has got to go on killing.
A lot more innocent people.
An ambassador Bolton thank you very much always get -- you sir thank you.
Filter by section