Former President Obama had been involved with numerous scandals during his two terms in office, and those years continue to still haunt him.
His loyal liberal followers seem to think his presidency was scandal-free, but they forget about ‘Fast and Furious’, the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and the NSA spying scandal. And those are only scratching the surface.
But now Obama is under investigation for a brand-new scandal where Politico has uncovered a hidden deal he made – and apparently also highly illegal.
“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 swapping to free 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.
Late Thursday, 13 senators led by Republican David Perdue of Georgia also wrote to Sessions, Tillerson and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to say they were concerned about issues raised in the POLITICO report, and to ask for a broad array of documents.
‘We write to request your assistance in providing Congress with more information regarding the Obama Administration’s decision’ to drop the charges or convictions in the 21 cases, the senators wrote, quoting from the POLITICO article.
‘Based on new reports, we are concerned that President Obama and certain previous administration officials intentionally suppressed the seriousness of the charges against these individuals in order to garner public support for the nuclear deal with Iran, and we fear that these individuals may still pose a threat to the national security of the United States.’
The senators, in their letter, included a list of questions they wanted answered, including whether the 21 men whose cases were dropped were “still engaging in illicit activities on behalf of the Iranian government.’
The senators also asked the top Trump officials if they could provide Congress with more information about whether any investigations and prosecutions were derailed by the Obama administration. “
Of course, Trump will aid the senators in any capacity he can because he still maintains Obama spied on him while he was on the campaign trail and because of the bogus accusations about his connections to Russia.
It looks like the former President could be in big trouble, so he should buckle up.