Obama and Biden hampered criminal investigation of Iranian terrorism funding

Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan is the military’s commander of their terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and the Quds militia.

Despite all of the attention the Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions are paying to President Donald Trump’s “Three R’s” — Russia, Racism and Recession — the Deep State appears focused on destroying the Trump administration’s credibility and its achievements.

In fact, there is more news coverage of the overcrowded Democratic field of presidential candidates than is usually afforded presidential nomination races of either major political party so early in the 2020 election cycle.  The attention to the numerous wannabes — including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bill De Blasio, and others — provides the hateful news media with the headlines and quotes that denigrate the outsider President who dared to turn the nation from a declining economic and military power into a success story in which the U.S. Armed Forces and private sector companies and firms are setting positive records in all categories.

These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a member of the news media.

Hassan Nasrallah is the head of Iran’s proxy paramilitary Hezbollah which is stationed in Lebanon and a threat to Israel and the United States.

Unfortunately, the denizens of American newsrooms decided there was another Congressional hearing that uncovered much more explosive and disturbing information than the Trump-Russia hoax: members of the House of Representatives were informed that President Barack Obama and his administration disbanded national security units which were originally charged with investigating Iran’s network of Islamic terrorism funding, including Iran’s proxy paramilitary known as Hezbollah operating in Central and South America.

Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, White House advisers Valerie Jarrett (born in Iran) and Susan Rice as well as other members of the former President’s inner-circle “systematically disbanded” special law enforcement units throughout the federal government that were investigating the Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks. Obama, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry were concerned the counter-terrorism units would lead to Iranian officials walking away from Obama’s precious nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official with expertise in dismantling criminal financial networks.

The key witness during the Iran hearing, David Asher, had worked for U.S. Army Gen. John Allen at both Defense and State Departments. He testified before Republican and Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that top cops and spies with several key law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration were intentionally prevented from targeting the terrorism financing operations of Iran, Hezbollah, and Venezuela during Kerry’s nuclear negotiations with his Iranian counterparts.

After months of investigating President Donald Trump’s unproven conspiracy with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to derail the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, some lawmakers are turning their attention to the alleged deception by President Barack Obama and his minions to get his “do or die” nuclear deal with Iran.

Republican leaders of the House Intelligence Committee initiated a full-scale investigation into the Obama administration’s activities getting a nuclear deal many believed was a farce at best, a deadly mistake at worst. They are also probing the controversial prisoner swap with Iran for over a billion dollars.

Van Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. He has been immersed in defense and security matters since 1990 when he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Reserve Forces and Mobilization. He was named by then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to be the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Hipp served on active duty in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Democracy. He is a frequent writer and speaker on defense and international policy issues. He and his family reside in the Washington, DC area.

Lawmakers and national security experts believed – and continue to believe – that Obama, Biden, Kerry and White House advisers actually hurt the U.S. government’s effort to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The so-called “pact” was also sold to the American people as a step in the right direction to ceasing the Iranian government’s weapons trafficking networks.

“A number of former intelligence and counter-terrorism officers were concerned with the way the deal was negotiated and the misrepresentation of the nuclear pact’s details by Obama’s questionable national security team,” said former military intelligence operative and police unit commander George O’Brien. “Remember how the assistant national security adviser Ben Rhodes admitted to being deceitful in order to get the deal accepted? That alone should have triggered a probe not only by Congress, but also the Justice Department,” Lt. O’Brien said.

In a May 5 letter, then Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz (now a Fox News contributor) and Ron DeSantis (the Governor of Florida) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to produce Justice Department documents they said would “help the Committee in better understanding these issues.” They sent the same letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding all related documents to the Iran deal in the State Department’s possession.

Chaffetz had given both officials a May 19 deadline to provide one copy of them to committee Republicans, and another to the Oversight Committee’s Democratic Party lawmakers.

In part, the letter statedWhen President Obama revealed a prisoner exchange agreement with Iran in January 2016, he announced the release of one Iranian and six Iranian-Americans convicted of crimes or awaiting trial. The President described the exchange as a benign “reciprocal humanitarian gesture,” and went as far as to call the individuals released “civilians” who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses.” Among those granted clemency were individuals that the Justice Department deemed threats to national security. The news account identified 14 Iranian fugitives accused of serious crimes for whom the Obama Administration dropped criminal charges, but never released the names or charges. These reports note an Iranian spokesperson contradicted the Administration’s position by claiming there were 28 Iranians “freed or relieved from judicial restrictions” as part of the prisoner exchange agreement. If true, this leaves seven individuals unaccounted for. [It was] also reported that Obama Administration officials blocked and delayed law enforcement efforts to lure Iranian fugitives to countries where they could be arrested and to extradite Iranian suspects in custody overseas.

Chaffetz also wrote to the officials, “please also make your staff available for a briefing on these issues no later than May 25.”

“The noose tightens, the clock is ticking and U.S. Attorney John Durham (the de facto special counsel) will get to the bottom of this,” according to the Republican Post.


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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