The Clinton campaign is unraveling. Obama is a sitting duck. And Attorney General Lynch is just hoping her loyalty with Clinton and Obama will lead to another job soon.
As the top lawyer for the DOJ, you would think Loretta Lynch would want to uphold the law. But the law only applies to everyone else – NOT the Clintons, Obamas or anyone in their “circle of friends” or “circle of donors”.
It’s pretty insane when you stop to think that the DOJ and FBI – whose very role is about ensuring justice throughout America, are both corrupt, starting at the very top.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is declining to comply with an investigation by leading members of Congress about the Obama administration’s secret efforts to send Iran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year, prompting accusations that Lynch has “pleaded the Fifth” Amendment to avoid incriminating herself over these payments, according to lawmakers and communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) initially presented Lynch in October with a series of questions about how the cash payment to Iran was approved and delivered.
In an Oct. 24 response, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik responded on Lynch’s behalf, refusing to answer the questions and informing the lawmakers that they are barred from publicly disclosing any details about the cash payment, which was bound up in a ransom deal aimed at freeing several American hostages from Iran.
The response from the attorney general’s office is “unacceptable” and provides evidence that Lynch has chosen to “essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries regarding [her]role in providing cash to the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism,” Rubio and Pompeo wrote on Friday in a follow-up letter to Lynch, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.
The inquiry launched by the lawmakers is just one of several concurrent ongoing congressional probes aimed at unearthing a full accounting of the administration’s secret negotiations with Iran.
“It is frankly unacceptable that your department refuses to answer straightforward questions from the people’s elected representatives in Congress about an important national security issue,” the lawmakers wrote. “Your staff failed to address any of our questions, and instead provided a copy of public testimony and a lecture about the sensitivity of information associated with this issue.”
“As the United States’ chief law enforcement officer, it is outrageous that you would essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries,” they stated. “The actions of your department come at time when Iran continues to hold Americans hostage and unjustly sentence them to prison.”
The lawmakers included a copy of their previous 13 questions and are requesting that Lynch provide answers by Nov. 4.
When asked about Lynch’s efforts to avoid answering questions about the cash payment, Pompeo told the Free Beacon that the Obama administration has blocked Congress at every turn as lawmakers attempt to investigate the payments to Iran.
“Who knew that simple questions regarding Attorney General Lynch’s approval of billions of dollars in payments to Iran could be so controversial that she would refuse to answer them?” Pompeo said. “This has become the Obama administration’s coping mechanism for anything related to the Islamic Republic of Iran—hide information, obfuscate details, and deny answers to Congress and the American people.”
They know this isn’t a sustainable strategy, however, and I trust they will start to take their professional, and moral, obligations seriously,” the lawmaker added.
In the Oct. 24 letter to Rubio and Pompeo, Assistant Attorney General Kadzik warned the lawmakers against disclosing to the public any information about the cash payment.
Details about the deal are unclassified, but are being kept under lock and key in a secure facility on Capitol Hill, the Free Beacon first disclosed. Lawmakers and staffers who have clearance to view the documents are forced to relinquish their cellular devices and are barred from taking any notes about what they see.
“Please note that these documents contain sensitive information that is not appropriate for public release,” Kadzik wrote to the lawmakers. “Disclosure of this information beyond members of the House and Senate and staff who are able to view them could adversely affect the diplomatic relations of the United States, including with key allies, as well as the State Department’s ability to defend [legal]claims against the United States [by Iran]that are still being litigated at the Hague Tribunal.”
“The public release of any portion of these documents, or the information contained therein, is not authorized by the transmittal of these documents or by this communication,” Kadzik wrote.
As they say….you can run, but you can’t hide.
Don’t you love it that the same person that promised Americans the “most transparent government in history” has an Attorney General, of all people, that pleads the FIFTH of all things? So much for that transparent government. It never really existed in the first place. It was just another empty campaign promise from a Democrat.
Obama’s Iran Deal should be shredded. It gave one of the top terrorist sponsoring nations basically the “keys” to the safe. Then, on top of the disaster of a deal, Obama paid Iran $1.7 billion, and a $400 million cash “ransom” in return for American hostages. Hostages sat on a runway until the “cash” was handed off from another private plane. Cash that went through foreign banks. On top of THAT Obama also dismantled a key part of the ballistic missile sanctions for Iran.
That’s right. Obama gave Iran cash – plenty of it and dismantled the ballistic missile sanctions 8 years ago. He pretty much gave Iran permission to do whatever they want – including threaten our allies, especially Israel, with missiles. You would think funding a known terrorist nation would be illegal, maybe even consider by most to be treason.
Like I said, it would have been nice if AG Loretta Lynch was about upholding the laws in America, but when our POTUS is Obama, what did expect? And Hillary…she’s just the other shoe on the other foot…more of the same.
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