August 4, 2016

Clinton Dodges On Obama’s Pallet Of Money For Iran

Secretary Hillary Clinton has long followed the Obama administration’s cues on the Iran deal. After sending one of her top aides to spearhead negotiations for the deal, Clinton has walked in lock step with the Obama administration, unflaggingly supporting the deal even as the warning signs become increasingly hard to ignore.

This week was no different. Almost as if it was part of an elaborate heist movie, The Wall Street Journal reported that at the same time that Iran released four American hostages, the Obama administration delivered $400 million to the terrorist-supporting country on “wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies.” The Justice Department opposed the cash transfer but were unsurprisingly overruled by the Obama administration, which is bent on pursuing the dangerous Iran deal:

Senior Justice Department officials objected to sending a plane loaded with cash to Tehran at the same time that Iran released four imprisoned Americans, but their objections were overruled by the State Department, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The timing and manner of the payment raised alarms at the Justice Department, according to those familiar with the discussions.

“People knew what it was going to look like, and there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment,’’ said one of the people.

The White House quickly denied the $400 million was a ransom payment and, true to form, Secretary Clinton came out touting the party line. However, when pressed in an interview last night on whether the U.S. should be sending literal piles of money to Iran, Secretary Clinton dodged:

Secretary Clinton owns the Iran deal and should be held to account for it. As new and more alarming revelations come out, including a secret side deal, Secretary Clinton should be made to answer for her failed nuclear deal with Iran.