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US to investigate claims Obama admin shielded Hezbollah
Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/17 | David Rosenberg

Posted on 12/24/2017 9:48:52 AM PST by Eleutheria5

The US Department of Justice will investigate claims that the Obama administration shielded the Lebanon-based Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah from criminal prosecution for its drug-trafficking and gun-running operations, as part of an effort to curry favor with Hezbollah’s patron, Iran.

Last week, Politico released an investigative report citing Drug Enforcement Administration and former Treasury Department officials who claimed that the previous administration blocked the prosecution of Hezbollah officials known to be involved in the smuggling of illegal narcotics and weapons – including chemical weapons – in an effort to bring Hezbollah’s patron state, Iran, to the negotiating table.

In 2015, the US, China, Russia, France, England, and the European Union signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – better known as the Iran nuclear deal – with the Tehran regime.

In the lead up to the signing of the JCPOA, the report claims, the Obama administration systematically shut down attempts to prosecute Hezbollah officials involved in smuggling operations and money laundering – including the shipping of drugs to the US.

According to former Treasury official Katherine Bauer told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this February that the Obama administration had “tamped down” on investigations against Hezbollah officials in an effort to placate Iran.

“Hezbollah is using so-called legitimate businesses to fund, equip, and organize [its] subversive activities. Under the Obama administration, however, these investigations were tamped down for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”

A years-long operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration to prosecute the members of the Hezbollah-affiliated drug and weapons trafficking rings, code named “Project Cassandra”, was blocked from seeking criminal charges against a number of suspects, former officials claim – something former White House spokesman Kevin Lewis denied.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2015; 201712; again; armssmuggling; bcw; cassandra; chemicalweapons; dea; drugrunning; drugs; drugsmuggling; hizbollah; iran; irandeal; jcpoa; lebanon; moneylaundering; obama; projectcassandra; slowalking; slowwalking; stonewalling; syria; wmd; wmds
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No recusal. Investigating Obama. Standby for racism accusations.
1 posted on 12/24/2017 9:48:52 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Nothing will come of it.
The septic tank (otherwise known as the swamp) is too deep.
And too full of Obamastuff.
And yes, I wish that I were very very wrong.
But, you know that I am not.


2 posted on 12/24/2017 9:53:03 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Eleutheria5

I fail to see exactly why France, England, and the European Union went along with this deal. Russia and China, I can see, but why the Euroweenies? Couldn’t be pallet loads of US taxpayer money flown in after dark, could it?


3 posted on 12/24/2017 9:59:45 AM PST by matthew fuller (Out with Jeff- In with Rudy!)
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To: Da Coyote

The depth of corruption by Obama is unequaled in the history of this country. Think about all of the presidents who could have but didn’t. Not even Harding or Nixon.


4 posted on 12/24/2017 10:02:40 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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A deafening silence WRT Obama's connection to Hezbollah drug -trafficking and money laundering.

Let's understand. what's going on here. Obama colluded with Hillary to hide State Dept documents. But the unspoken reason for this unheard of deletion, appropriation and illegal conversion of govt documents is to COVER-UP Obama's part in some horrendous activities.

(1) The secret billion dollar Iran deal that included pallets of cash and gold bars....(2) the uranium deal, and, (3) the State Dept's Muslim Engagement activities....(as just three examples) undermines the safety and security of Americans and their families. More than likely, hidden in these documents are Obama's transmitting billions of tax dollars to his pals.....some very dangerous foreign despots.

Note that the documents taken are listed by pathological liar Hillary......AND IS TOTALLY UNVERIFIABLE.

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Secy Clinton Struck Deal With Obama State Dept. to Keep Records Private
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/17 | Jack Heretik Posted on 12/14/2017, 1:21:18 PM by x1stcav

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the State Department while serving in the Obama administration that allowed her to take ownership of records she did not want made public, according to recently released reports.

Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were "personal" materials and "unclassified, non-record materials."

Judicial Watch made the revelation after filing a FOIA request with the State Department and obtaining a record of the agreement.

The newly released documents show the deal allowed Clinton and Abedin to remove documents related to particular calls and schedules, and the records would not be "released to the general public under FOIA."

The released records included a list of designated materials that "would not be released to the general public under FOIA" and were to be released "to the Secretary with this understanding."

<><> Her aide, Human Abedin, was allowed to secretly remove electronic records and five boxes of physical files, including files labeled "Muslim Engagement Documents."

<><> Electronic copy of "daily files" – which are word versions of public documents and non-records: speeches/press statements/photos from the website, a non-record copy of the schedule, a non record copy of the call log, press clips, and agenda of daily activities

<><> Electronic copy of a log of calls the Secretary made since 2004, it is a non-record, since her official calls are logged elsewhere (official schedule and official call log) Electronic copy of the Secretary’s "call grid" which is a running list of calls she wants to make (both personal and official)

<><> 16 boxes: Personal Schedules (1993 thru 2008-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State (unverifiable).

<><> 29 boxes: Miscellaneous Public Schedules during her tenure as FLOTUS and Senator-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State

<><> 1 box: Personal Reimbursable receipts (6/25/2009 thru 1/14/2013) 1 box: Personal Photos 1 box: Personal schedule (2009-2013)

<><> A physical file of "the log of the Secretary’s gifts with pictures of gifts" was also handed over to Clinton. Gifts received by government employees is highly regulated, and often strictly limited. However, gifts that are "motivated by a family relationship or personal friendship" may be accepted without limitation.

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released a statement condemning the agreement between the government and Clinton. "We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal," Fitton said. "These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws."

"When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?" he added.

5 posted on 12/24/2017 10:04:00 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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THIS JUST IN---The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook
(and looked the other way as criminal activities were financed by employing used car schemes)

Politico ^ | December 15, 2011 | Josh Meyer / FR Posted by Rabin

PART I----A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and and laundering money thru used cars to finance its expansion (and the story of Obama's complicity) .

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The Awans carefully planned their treasonous schemes. They infiltrated Virginia L/E.....had House Democrats under their thumb.....and took in millions of tax dollars all at the same time. With Usman E. Rafi (referenced below), their confederate in L/E, the Awans car scams hummed along smoothly.

(HAT TIP LUKE ROSIAK) Abid Awan was "managing partner" of the car dealership at the same time he was cashing US govt checks---as a US govt employee earning $160,000 handling IT for House Democrats. Abid would frequently simply go across the street to long-standing dealership called AAA Motors and get cars.

AAA's owner Nasir Khattak told a court: “If AAA (lends) a car to CIA, it was simply take the AAA car across the street to CIA and sell it, and maybe give the profit back.....or not. There was no documentation....you will not be able to make any sense out of them because there were dozens and dozens, of cars transferred between the two dealerships and between other people.”

“All of those transactions was to support Cars International A using AAA Motors,” he testified. “That’s why I did not make any money from my AAA dealership because my resources were supporting Awans' Cars International A.” Khattak did not explain to the court, or to the press, why he would ruin his own existing business to help the Awans.

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REFERENCE---A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputy --- Deputy First Class (DFC) Usman E. Rafi, 37 --- was charged with two Felony counts of using computer to gather identifying information (VCIN violation), thirty counts of dealer violations (misdemeanor) and thirty counts of open title violations (misdemeanor).

Rafi turned himself in. He was released on an unsecured bond. L/E found that between May, 2014 to November, 2016, the deputy used his official position to obtain information for the sale and resale of used vehicles. Further, the deputy used his access to the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) to assist with the transactions.

DFC Rafi is a ten year veteran of the department. NOTE WELL: That's right about the time the Awans were hired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz to IT House Democrats.

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ANALYSIS: AAA Cars' Khattak was a confederate---in cahoots with the Awans' CIA Cars.....the AAA dealership was part of the scam. The Awans apparently screwed him which is why he went to court.

Khattak told the court only Imran Awan knew what became of the money. “It was Imram who was running the business in full control,” he said. NOTE: Abid Awan of CIA Cars has hired a lawyer specializing in money-laundering cases.

6 posted on 12/24/2017 10:06:43 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s undeniable that there are two systems of justice in this country—one for elites and illegals and one for taxpaying citizens.


7 posted on 12/24/2017 10:15:13 AM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama is too powerful to be put in jail and tried - he has too many deep state allies in the judiciary and the legal system is corrupt.

Obama needs to be arrested out in a glass cage and monitored 24/7 like the Joker in batman. All,communication with th outside world must be banned.

Trump must then appoint his own judge to determine his guilt


8 posted on 12/24/2017 10:24:44 AM PST by WashingtonFire (President Trump - it's like having your dad as President !)
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To: notaliberal
Khattak did not explain to the court, or to the press, why he would ruin his own existing business to help the Awans.


Do we really need to ask this question?
9 posted on 12/24/2017 10:36:41 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Eleutheria5

To what end? Nothing will ever be done about this enemy islamist POS.


10 posted on 12/24/2017 10:49:56 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

And what if more proof comes out that Obama was aiding Hezbollah? Nothing will ever be done, and it won’t even be reported by the mainstream media.


11 posted on 12/24/2017 11:07:53 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Spok

That is the problem with electing third world muslim to be president.


12 posted on 12/24/2017 11:22:28 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Look at what has happened to London.


13 posted on 12/24/2017 11:23:09 AM PST by anton
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To: Da Coyote

Even if he gets off Scot-free, the evidence must be presented, the case made. If he waltzes away despite the evidence, the corruption will be exposed for all to see. There’s only so much spin that can be spun. Roy Moore was right. Even if you don’t have a chance to win, you have to stand. Sessions is investigating. I’m all for it.


14 posted on 12/24/2017 11:33:53 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Why investigate BHO when he will NEVER be held responsible for any wrongdoing? Waste of money.
Besides, who will do the investigating? The Fake Bureau of Investigation?


15 posted on 12/24/2017 11:36:28 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

I would settle for a complete and truthful accounting at least for history. Scoundrals and criminals need to be ferreted out.


16 posted on 12/24/2017 11:37:31 AM PST by morphing libertarian (Build Kate's Wall)
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To: onedoug

To the end of doing what’s on us to do. “For evil men to succeed, all that’s needed is for good men to stand by and do nothing,” says Edmund Burke. If you’re going to give up, then bend over and spread ‘em, and have done. No telling what might happen in an investigation.


17 posted on 12/24/2017 11:38:49 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Liz

LETS REPEAT IT!

Secy Clinton Struck Deal With Obama State Dept. to Keep Records Private
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/17 | Jack Heretik Posted on 12/14/2017, 1:21:18 PM by x1stcav

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the State Department while serving in the Obama administration that allowed her to take ownership of records she did not want made public, according to recently released reports.

Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were “personal” materials and “unclassified, non-record materials.”

Judicial Watch made the revelation after filing a FOIA request with the State Department and obtaining a record of the agreement.

The newly released documents show the deal allowed Clinton and Abedin to remove documents related to particular calls and schedules, and the records would not be “released to the general public under FOIA.”

The released records included a list of designated materials that “would not be released to the general public under FOIA” and were to be released “to the Secretary with this understanding.”

<><> Her aide, Human Abedin, was allowed to secretly remove electronic records and five boxes of physical files, including files labeled “Muslim Engagement Documents.”


18 posted on 12/24/2017 11:39:24 AM PST by Captain7seas (UNexit. Make America Great Again!)
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To: WashingtonFire

Even then, the Joker always escapes during a later story arch. It ennobles the knight on the exhausted palfry to touch Rebecca’s accuser in the heart, even if he doesn’t conveniently keel over and die, and Rebecca gets burnt at the stake, her champion having lost. You have to strive. Period.


19 posted on 12/24/2017 11:45:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: 353FMG

When the history of the world and one of its major national entities is written and extensively reviewed, by some scholar centuries from now, the names and deeds shall be laid bare for the world to see, much as the corruption of Imperial Rome or Byzantium managed to crumble both from within, even before they were overrun by barbarian hordes.

What were once seen as heroes and steadfast leaders, shall be shown to be charlatans and complete counterfeits, while others once regarded as humble and relatively meaningless in the greater scheme will emerge as the true benefactors and paragons of peace and prosperity, preserving for a time the noble aspirations of the basis on which the nation was founded.

History will sift out the winners and losers, but only if we keep some semblance of reality preserved for later generations to peruse and gain their own insights.


20 posted on 12/24/2017 11:57:45 AM PST by alloysteel (The rhetorical question, "How stupid can you be?" is just considered to be a challenge by some.)
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