Politico is reporting that the House Oversight Board has started a forceful investigation into the illegal actions of the Obama administration concerning Iran!
Specifically, arrangements with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program which included BILLIONS of American dollars.
Did Obama, through his subordinates, trade off the security of the United States keeping in mind the end goal to have the capacity to claim triumph by getting it? Did Iran use that cash to support terrorism?
Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.
Also in response to the POLITICO investigation, 13 Republican senators have demanded answers about whether the Obama administration jeopardized U.S. national security as a result of its protracted top-secret negotiations with Tehran, and then misled the American public when disclosing the terms of the two deals in January 2016.
The House and Senate lawmakers cited various portions of an April 24 report by POLITICO that found that the Obama administration, through actions in some cases and inaction in others, significantly hampered a much-touted federal law enforcement effort known as the National Counterproliferation Initiative at a time when it was making unprecedented headway in thwarting Iran’s illicit weapons proliferation activities.
The POLITICO investigation also reported that during their public rollout of the two deals, Obama and other key administration officials downplayed the threat posed by the Iranian traffickers they were freeing as part of the swap that also freed five Americans held by Iran. The Obama administration officials focused their public comments only on seven Iranian-born men in the U.S. whose convictions or prosecutions were being dropped as part of the swap, and described them as civilians involved in mere sanctions-related offenses but not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses.
In reality, many of the men — and 14 other Iranian fugitives not named publicly by the top Obama officials — had been accused or convicted of charges stemming from their alleged involvement in clandestine networks supplying Iran with parts and technology for its weapons, ballistic missile and nuclear programs, POLITICO reported. The Justice Department itself had characterized many of them as threats to national security, the investigation found.
Besides the 400 million in cash that was airlifted to Iran, the Obama administration revealed that Iran was granted access to about $3 billion in unfrozen assets since the nuclear agreement was implemented. It remains unclear if Iran has spent any of that money on funding terrorism either.
When asked if Iran has spent this money on terror activities, State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters, “We don’t know. We don’t have a way.”
We do know that Iran is using the cash buy massive amounts of weapons to buildup their military. Their goal is to turn the Islamic Republic of Iran into an “offensive juggernaut,” they said in an announcement.
What will this investigation find? We shall see!
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