Monday, June 11, 2018 by JD Heyes
President Barack Obama was so eager to undermine U.S. and Israeli national security that he would do anything — quite literally — to make his “nuclear deal” with Iran.
That included violating U.S. sanctions and other statutes by secretly giving the terrorist-sponsoring Iranians access to the U.S. financial system after he and his sycophantic staffers repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people that no such access would ever be granted.
The Associated Press reported details of the latest example of why Obama was the most corrupt president in our history:
After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank.
To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money into U.S. dollars and then euros, but top U.S. officials had repeatedly promised Congress that Iran would never gain access to America’s financial system.
Those assurances notwithstanding, the Obama administration secretly issued a license to let Iran sidestep U.S. sanctions for the brief moment required to convert the funds through an American bank, an investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday showed. The plan failed when two U.S. banks refused to participate.
Any liberal who still believes that banks are more dishonest than Obama needs to read that last sentence. (Related: Israeli PM Netanyahu drops bombshell; reveals 100,000-plus Iranian documents proving Obama-era “nuclear deal” built on “lies”.)
In any event, this revelation underscores previous assertions that the 44th president was only too eager to make a deal with a sworn enemy that would put Americans and our allies in the Middle East and Europe in greater danger. Because after learning this — and learning recently that Obama’s Marxist secretary of state, John Kerry, was secretly working behind the scenes to sabotage President Donald Trump’s efforts to withdraw from the nuclear agreement — who honestly believes that the “deal” would really have stopped the Iranians from getting nuclear weapons? Because Obama said so?
“The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who chairs the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which conducted the probe, according to the AP.
GOP Rep. Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, noted that Obama undertook an effort to “hide a secret push to give the ayatollah access to the U.S. dollar.”
Naturally, former Obama officials are disputing the findings. They claim that in the ‘spirit of the deal’ it was perfectly normal and okay for Obama to give Iran access to our financial system — so they could get their hands on billions of dollars with which to use to ramp up their weapons programs and terrorist sponsorship.
“They continue to malign the deal in an effort to justify President Trump’s unjustifiable decision,” Ned Price, Obama’s White House National Security Council spokesman, in a reference to the GOP, told the AP.
Consider: If this little side deal was so ‘in the spirit’ of things and on the up-and-up, 1) Why did two U.S. banks refuse to go along will giving Iran access to U.S. dollars? and 2) Why was Congress repeatedly lied to about it?
As it turns out, the conversion never took place — at least via U.S. means. The Senate report says that the Iranians were able to convert the money, which was held in Omani banks in rials, notoriously difficult to convert, using other currencies besides the dollar.
And issuing the license wasn’t against the law, per se. But, as the AP noted, “it went above and beyond what the Obama administration was required to do under the terms of the nuclear agreement, in which the U.S. and world powers gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.”
Read more at BarackObama.news.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.