The Top 5 Investigations Obstructed by the Obama Administration
Over the last two and a half years, we have seen a lot of investigations into what has been going on in the federal justice system, and we have been told a lot. The Mueller investigation has uncovered more about the abuse of power under the Obama Department of Justice than anything else. What we do know, is that from the highest reaches of our government, justice has been politicized.
There were certain people in charge of justice, that wanted Hillary Clinton to be President and those same people wanted Trump to lose, big.
There were items that were hidden, ignored, and downright falsehoods were created.
There were items during the Obama administrations that happened that would send the common man to prison. Departments in the Federal government were used as political weapons.
Matt Margolis at PJ Media laid out the The Top 5 Investigations Obstructed by the Obama Administration.
I will share some of that with you, and encourage you to read Matt’s whole piece. It rocks!
Matt states: “Obstruction of justice was integral to the entire operation of the Obama administration. Whenever a scandal erupted, the kneejerk reaction by Obama and his cronies was to cover-up and obstruct. Below are the top five examples of investigations obstructed by the Obama administration.”
5. The investigation of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation
You may remember images and video from Election Day 2008, with members of the New Black Panther Party standing outside a Philadelphia polling place wearing military garb making racial remarks and discouraging people from voting. Details here.
4. The investigation of the illegal firing of Inspector General Walpin
In 2009, Barack Obama inexplicably fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, who had been investigating the misuse of federal grant money for AmeriCorps by Sacramento mayor and former NBA basketball star Kevin Johnson. Johnson took $850,000 of that money for his own nonprofit organization, where he used it to pay for political activity. During his investigation, Walpin discovered a cover-up of sexual abuse allegations made by three underage students against Johnson who were offered some of this grant money as hush money. Details here.
3. The investigation of Fast & Furious
What happens when you send two thousand firearms across the border, lose hundreds of them, and then a border agent is killed with one of those guns? You lie, stonewall, and obstruct the investigation. At least, that’s what the Obama administration did. Attorney General Eric Holder falsely claimed to have no knowledge of the operation, and Obama personally obstructed the investigation by claiming executive privilege over documents requested by Congress. Details here.
2. The investigation of the Iran ransom payments
A few short months after Obama had completed negotiations for the Iran Nuclear Deal, resulting in the lifting of sanctions and the unfreezing of billions in Iranian assets, the Obama administration made a shady payment to Iran in the amount of $400 million. The payment was made with foreign currency and done under the cover of night, and done in coordination with the release of four hostages, and completely in secret. Details here.
1. The investigation of Benghazi and the Hillary Clinton email scandal
The lies and the cover-up that followed the terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, less than two months before the presidential election, were extraordinary. Misleading the American people to protect Obama before the election was bad enough, but the cover-up of those lies was truly the coup de grâce of Obama administration obstruction. Details here.
So now what?
We do know that U.S. Attorney John Huber is actively investigating all things Clinton. We do know that the current administration and Republican caucus is promising investigations into the ‘prequel’ of the Mueller investigation.
What comes next can and should be very interesting!
Matt Margolis is the author of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama and the bestselling The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published in 2019.