Attorneys for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein touted his close friendship with Bill Clinton and even claimed the billionaire helped start Clinton’s controversial family foundation in a 2007 letter aimed at boosting his image during plea negotiations, FoxNews.com has learned.
The 23-page letter, written by high-powered lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, was apparently part of an ultimately successful bid to negotiate a plea deal before Epstein could be tried for using underage girls in a sex ring based in Palm Beach, Fla., and his private island estate on the 72-acre Virgin Islands home dubbed “Orgy Island.” Epstein spent 13 months in prison and home detention after agreeing to a plea deal in which he admitted to soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.
The hedge fund magnate’s true role in creating the foundation could not be confirmed. Whether Epstein was an actual founder of the foundation or exaggerated his role in a phony effort to appear altruistic is not clear.
The foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, ostensibly for charitable works in places such as Haiti and Africa. But questions have arisen about how much of the donations actually went to aiding the poor, and critics have accused the Clintons of using it as a slush fund.
...Epstein also has supported the Clinton Foundation financially, but that was not made public until two years ago when a whistle-blower released the names of the super-rich, including Epstein, who held Swiss accounts at the HSBC bank.
he close association between Epstein and Clinton is just one example of their personal and professional ties running much deeper than previously made public.
A FoxNews.com investigation in May showed the former president was a frequent flier on Epstein’s infamous jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.
“QUITE POSSIBLY THE SINGLE BEST BOOK I’VE READ THAT CAPTURES THE ANGER AND FRUSTRATION OF THE FORGOTTEN AMERICAN WHO FEELS PUSHED DOWN AND NEGLECTED BY A POLITICALLY-CORRECT WORLD GONE MAD. IT’S A STORY THAT IS AS SHOCKING AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL. IT STARTS OUT ONE WAY AND ENDS UP IN A PLACE I DIDN’T SEE COMING THAT HAD ME NODDING MY HEAD AND SAYING, “RIGHT ON!”
I STAND WITH MR. DIAZ BECAUSE I AM MR. DIAZ. WE ALL ARE. THESE ARE THE KINDS OF STORIES AMERICA-LOVING READERS MUST SUPPORT TO HELP FIGHT BACK AGAINST ALL THE CRAZINESS THAT’S TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART.
An on-the-nose point made by Jack Posobiec that makes clear the stunning admission this week from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the Deep State seriously considered removing President Trump from office. Why McCabe would be so open with that revelation has multiple reasons. One, he’s attempting to normalize via the Establishment Media what is a shockingly abnormal event. Two, he’s putting space between himself and Rod Rosenstein should legal action be initiated against them and others involved in the coup attempt. And three, as is the case with all of these Deep State figures, he’s supremely confident the media will defend him, his book will sell, and life for him will go on with little to no consequences for the part he played in what is now an indisputably clear attempt to thwart the will of the American people and revoke the 2016 Election.
This is sure to get your blood pressure spiking. (yet again) So many have said so many times how the rules don’t apply to certain globalist politicians, right? Well, here are some FBI agents communicating that very thing regarding Hillary Clinton’s closet confidante, Huma Abedin, after thousands of classified/critical docs were found on her unsecured laptop – and she lied about it. (A BIG no-no.) This was near the end of the 2016 campaign. Huma was photographed on the Clinton campaign in tears. (She knew she was in big-big trouble.) Then, inexplicably, all that trouble went away. -Poof- Vanished. No doubt the Clintons called in some big favors to some high-ranking Deep State officials and Huma and Hillary were off the hook – again. Check it out for yourself…
“No one at DOJ is going to prosecute.”
A non-secure laptop. Classified docs exposed. Lies. These are all offenses that far exceed anything, say, Michael Flynn has been accused of by the Mueller investigation. Flynn’s life was turned upside down. He’s facing bankruptcy defending himself.
As for Huma and Hillary – nothing. The FBI agent’s comments make it so very clear – they were all given the stand down order. It didn’t matter what they found, how many times Huma lied about it, NOTHING WAS GOING TO BE DONE ABOUT IT.
That’s not a free and fair society. That’s a two-teir system by which some don’t have to follow the rules applied to everyone else. That’s the world of the Clintons, the Obamas, and all those within the Deep State who are now attacking the outsider Trump White House.
If that doesn’t make you angry then you don’t deserve America. You deserve whatever it is America’s enemies intend to replace her with.
Yes, the Deep State wanted to protect Hillary Clinton, but that protection was primarily motivated by its overwhelming desire to shield the Obama Machine, including Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett. Here is an exchange during the recent James Comey congressional testimony that confirms this fact. Note how Mr. Comey admits he knew of both private emails being used by Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama while one was Secretary of State and the other President of the United States. Two secret emails. (Obama used a pseudonym for his email account and also lied publicly about having knowledge of Clinton’s even though he emailed her multiple times.) Why has the Establishment Media (and most politicians) said almost nothing about Obama’s secret email account? Because the Deep State has ordered them not to. Imagine what those secret Obama emails might uncover. Oh, just imagine…
The secret Obama emails are out there somewhere. The media has said nothing. Lawmakers have said (almost) nothing. And the Deep State, well the Deep State has allowed just enough “get Hillary Clinton” distraction to then use that time to likely bury those emails deep-deep-deep from any potential prying eyes. Why are former high-ranking Deep State officials like Clapper and Brennan so openly and aggressively attacking President Trump? Because POTUS Trump is the single greatest threat to getting to Barack Obama and the entirety of the Obama Machine, including Valerie Jarrett. That same Obama Machine is slated to make BILLIONS in the coming years via media licensing, foreign “investment”, kickbacks, etc., and there are a great many hands waiting to get their fair share of that multi-billions pie.
ABOVE: Barack Obama, James Comey, and Robert Mueller – all deeply connected to the current manufactured investigations intended to protect Obama and cripple the Trump presidency.
It wasn’t about the truth. It wasn’t about what voters wanted. No, according to the now infamous (and widely discredited) anti-Trump dossier author, Christopher Steele, his primary purpose was to create chaos for the Trump campaign and then later give the Clinton Machine a weapon to be used to fight the 2016 Trump victory. Oh, and foreign agents were also used to help facilitate this plan with the apparent approval and support of both Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House. In case you were wondering – that’s bigtime illegal.
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who prepared the Russia “dossier” that has led to more than two years of investigations into President Donald Trump’s campaign, has told a London court that he was hired to provide a basis to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election in the event that Trump won.
He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.
His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.
In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”
Steele’s dossier was used by the FBI to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on several Trump associates. The FBI never told the FISA court explicitly that the Democratic National Committee or the Hillary Clinton campaign had paid for the dossier, though it did indicate that the document had been compiled as opposition research.
The dossier, and rumors of its contents, circulated widely throughout elite Beltway circles both before and during the election. The document — whose main claims have never been corroborated — is directly responsible for claims about Russian interference in the election, which Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, and the media have used to cast doubt on the 2016 election — just as Steele’s employers had allegedly intended.
In the last months of the election, Trump hinted he might not accept “rigged” results — a suggestion that earned him the ire of the Clinton campaign, which expected to win. Then-President Barack Obama said: ““I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place.” Hillary Clinton and the DNC were allegedly doing just that.
This blockbuster on-the-record admission by Steele during a UK trial is so far (yet predictably) receiving almost no attention by the Establishment Media here in America. That means it’s up to YOU, the reader, to help educate others as to what’s really going on in this ongoing globalist war against President Trump and his administration.
When in power the Clintons raised hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign donors. Then, the power went away, and so too did the donations. It’s undeniable evidence that the Clinton Foundation was never about “charity” but rather access to the D.C. power structure through which foreign nations were able to manipulate the U.S. government at the very highest levels. It’s also the very same model now being utilized by Barack Obama at an even greater (and more insidious) scale. How is it politicians so often come to D.C. worth little and then leave multi-millionaires? President Trump is working very hard to put an end to the D.C. grifter status quo before it puts an end to him.
The Mueller investigation’s long list of abuses became significantly longer today as new information reveals it willfully destroyed evidence that further implicated infamous anti-Trump Deep State operatives, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The destruction of said evidence then implicates Robert Mueller as well and confirms what so many have been saying for so long – the Mueller investigation is a sham with but one true intent – to try and destroy a duly elected president of the United States who is putting power back into the hands of the people while removing it from the globalist Deep State.
Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) destroyed a potential treasure trove of evidence about the “insurance policy” Trump-haters Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were implementing against the Trump administration as it prepared to take office and establish itself in its first few months. Whatever the purported lovebirds texted each other and others during the tumultuous period, the SCO thought it was not worth scrutiny by outsiders not on the team.
Given the scandalous earlier texts between the two released by the OIG, this claim is so arrogant that it would be laughable, but for the profound implications of a rogue law enforcement operation covering its tracks, secure in its belief that it will never be prosecuted thanks to Deep State operatives throughout the FBI and DoJ.
We learn of this destruction of evidence only now thanks to the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General, headed by Michael Horowitz, who issued a report on its investigation of the “gap” in the text messages of the two from 12/15/16 to 5/17/17.
Think about it: Mueller was investigating Flynn for lying to the FBI. One of the agents who interviewed Flynn – Peter Strzok – was on the team. But after he was fired for biased texts on his FBI phone, someone scrubbed his SCO iPhone… a few weeks after the date on Flynn’s 302. https://t.co/WCb6fGw8fY
This is a BIG deal – the very thing the Clinton and Obama political machines didn’t want to see the light of day. It’s been a long time coming and we’re still a long ways from it turning into something actionable (due to Establishment powers fearing they would be implicated as well) but for the first time it’s on the record. The Clinton Foundation was a front, and not only that, but a front working on behalf of foreign governments in which BILLIONS of dollars changed hands, especially during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. Yes, many have said as much for some time, but now it’s official. This could very well be the true beginning of the single greatest scandal in the history of America courtesy of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama…
The Democrat Machine has been stuffing ballots for decades with little to no oversight and when claims are made of wrongdoing, the Establishment Media is quick to scoff at and then ignore the issue altogether. That is getting tougher to do now as President Trump is calling out what appears to be blatant election fraud in Arizona—a conservative-leaning state we are supposed to believe suddenly elected a Code Pink anti-war protestor who urged Americans to join the Taliban over a female military fighter pilot. Yeah…
Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption – Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!
This is the election scandal the president is referencing in his recent tweet to his tens of millions of supporters which outlines alleged widespread irregularities that are overwhelmingly favoring the Democrat Senate candidate in what is historically a Republican-leaning county:
The Democrat Machine appears to have gone into desperation mode in trying to steal some critical Senate and governor seats in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona, though, as evidence appears to indicate election wrongdoings in those three states it is more than likely similar wrongdoing occurred across the country. It is also why Democrats and their media cohorts are so determined to push back against the president’s interim Attorney General who would be in a position to place the full might and power of the federal government’s investigative power into the now-multiple claims of election fraud, among other things.
Add to that the increasingly precarious health of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg and the motivation for the far left’s reckless desperation becomes clear.
That is not a word to be used lightly but it is one certain intelligence officials, off the record, are alleged to have designated to the Uranium One deal that sent tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation and might have also played a significant role in the multi-million dollar deals granted the Obamas after they left the White House.
FBI Refuses To Release Three-Dozen Secret Memos Involving Clintons, Russia And Obama
The FBI has refused to declassify 37 pages of materials related to the Uranium One deal, citing national security and the privacy issues, reports The Hill’s John Solomon. The documents are thought to contain information regarding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement, as well as the Obama administration’s knowledge of the controversial deal.
The existence of the documents became known after a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release of related material contained an entry entitled “Uranium One Transaction.” The publicly available portion includes benign material, such as public letters from members of Congress who demanded information on the Uranium One approval.
Perhaps the FBI’s unexpected “release” — and I use that word loosely since they gave up no public information of importance — in the FOIA vault was a warning flare designed to remind America there might be evidence worth looking at.
One former U.S. official, who had access to the evidence shared with CFIUS during the Uranium One deal, said this to me: “There is definitely material that would be illuminating to the issues that have been raised. Somebody should fight to make it public.”
That somebody could be President Trump, who could add these 37 pages of now-secret documents to his declassification order he is considering in the Russia case.
…What did Obama know?
As Solomon notes, a giant question remains that may be solved by the release of the 37-pages of classified information; what did the Obama administration know about this?
Did the FBI notify then-President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leaders on the CFIUS board about Rosatom’s dark deeds before the Uranium One sale was approved, or did the bureau drop the ball and fail to alert policymakers?
Neither outcome is particularly comforting. Either the United States, eyes wide open, approved giving uranium assets to a corrupt Russia, or the FBI failed to give the evidence of criminality to the policymakers before such a momentous decision. -The Hill
Campbell says that his FBI handlers assured him that Obama had been briefed by then-FBI Director Mueller on Rosatom’s criminal activities as part of the president’s daily briefing, however, “politics” was the reason that the sale was approved anyway.
Seems the Democrats (and likely some Republicans) are wailing in fear over President Trump’s recent order to declassify FISA docs related to the Trump/Russia collusion hoax. Consider this: If the president had a DOJ working for him instead of against him, those responsible for perpetrating that hoax and attempting to subvert democracy in America would likely already be in jail.
As it is, Mr. Trump has had to largely go it alone in D.C. as he continues to work very hard to drain the swamp on behalf of the American people.
Want to know how the D.C. swamp works at the highest levels and how this one White House example is legion throughout the federal government? It goes something like this…
As president, Barack Obama aggressively pushed for “Net Neutrality” which primarily built and then protected the platform for Netflix ISP dominance. Netflix’s value skyrocketed. And what then happened in 2018? Netflix turned around and gave the Obamas a $50 million dollar ‘consulting and development’ deal.
Remember, this is the very same former president who likes to claim his administration was “scandal-free.”
If you read anything this week, this is it. The dots are connected and the motivation for a massive federal government coverup made clear. Even for those who’ve been paying attention, it’s gonna blow your mind.
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Guess who was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? Lois Lerner.
Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
It gets better, well not really, but this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?
Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005?
None other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.
Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?
Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame?
I know, it’s a miracle, just a coincidence, just an anomaly in statistics and chances, Robert Mueller.
What do all four casting characters have in common?
They all were briefed and/or were front-line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.
Now that’s just a coincidence, right?
Ok, let’s chalk the last one up to mere chance.
Let’s fast forward to 2009.
James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.
Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, on her own personal email server by the way.
The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of the Hillary.
Like all good public servants do, you know looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to none other than, the Russians.
Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn. The American people got absolutely nothing out of it.
However, prior to the sales approval, none other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid $500k for a one-hour speech then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours.
OK, no big deal, right?
Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.
Guess who was the FBI Director during this timeframe?
Yep, Robert Mueller.
He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.
Guess who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland.
None other than, yup, Rod Rosenstein.
Guess what happened to the informant?
The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.
How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?
Guess what happened soon after the sale was approved? 145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.
Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division?
None other than, you got it. Lois Lerner.
OK, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right?
Let’s fast forward to 2015.
Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, discovers that the Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.
He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law.
He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.
Sparing you the State Departments cover-up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this… they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary.
Now, this is amazing. Guess who became FBI Director in 2013? Guess who secured 17 no-bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six-million-dollar thank you present when he departed his employer.
None other than our pal, James Comey.
Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh?
Now he, of course, is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” (after, of course, his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and, of course, exonerates her).
Nope couldn’t find any crimes there.
Can you guess what happened next?
In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.
They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury.
Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangsta” Homey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016 and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.
Can you see the pattern? It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.
FISA abuse, political espionage…. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others were deeply involved in it.
All the same players.
All compromised and conflicted.
All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves.
All connected in one way or another to the Clintons.
They are like battery acid. They corrode and corrupt everything they touch.
How many lives have these two destroyed?
As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
Let us not forget that Comey’s brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.
Whispers are mounting in and around D.C. regarding a widespread cover-up that directly involves both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – both who were guilty of communicating on illegal private servers during their time in government. (An act which Mr. Obama lied about repeatedly when he was president.) Could it be the entirety of the Trump/Russia narrative is nothing more than a “look over here” hoax perpetrated by a Deep State desperate to protect some of its most valuable assets – namely Obama/Clinton?
And is that also why the Establishment Media has done so little to investigate what appears to be real collusion among high-ranking U.S. government officials and foreign powers?
The Deep State rabbit hole just got a little deeper. Did you know anti-Trump FBI official Peter Strzok grew up in Iran and Saudi Arabia? Strzok’s father, Peter Strzok Sr. was in Iran when Muslim hardliners stormed the U.S. embassy, took hostages, and overthrew the U.S. friendly government. Since that time Iran has been a “death to America” fixture in the Middle East. Strzok Sr. was supportive of the Iranian revolution. Fast forward several decades later and you want to know who headed the Obama-era outreach to Iran where hundreds of millions of dollars were given to the radical Islamic regime and a nuclear green light granted? None other than Peter Strzok.
EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime
…Peter Strzok was born in the late 1960’s – he attended the American School in Iran up until 1978 when it closed down and then he attended the American School in Saudi Arabia. He supposedly attended a Catholic School, St. John’s Prep in Minneapolis (the school refused to confirm or deny attendance) and then completed a Bachelors at Georgetown and some form of graduate degree after that.
Did you know that Peter Strzok II (Strzok’s father) and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common? It turns out after advocating for Khomeni in Iran and then working in Saudi Arabia to calm the waters of an Iranian government (appeasing them with anti-Semitic rhetoric), Strzok’s father Strzok II also dabbled in “charity work.” Strzok’s father was involved in so-called charity work in Haiti but also helped dismantle and reassemble Upper Volta..now known as Burkina Faso.
…The Clinton Foundation and The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) seem to work in tangent. Coincidence? Peter Strzok Sr. was actually the director of CRS in Haiti. If we look into CRS financials they seem to overlap and feed into Clinton Global initiatives and balance sheets.
…Peter Strzok III is the key Middle Eastern Intel operative for the Iranian airline Mahan Air’s purchase of United States government planes during the Obama administration from 2011 to 2013 (when Iran sanctions were in place). He handled the Iranian relations from start to finish.
…One thing that is constant in modern history over the last five decades with anything involving Iran: There is a Peter Paul Strzok involved.
Under Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s direction, powerful federal institutions like the FBI, the IRS, CIA, NSA, EPA., etc. were weaponized to punish political opponents. By 2015 no greater opponent could be found to the Obama-Jarrett-Clinton-Establishment cabal than the insurgent presidential candidacy of Donald J. Trump.
Orders were issued. Plans put in place. All of it highly illegal with the intent to sabotage/control the 2016 Election. Some of them have been caught red-handed. The proof, at least some of it, has already been found. If people don’t go to jail for this we have no country.
Former #2 at the FBI, Andrew McCabe, is said to be willing to sing for federal investigators looking into a vast anti-Trump conspiracy involving high-ranking officials within the Obama government including but not limited to, former Obama FBI Director James Comey. The swamp rats are now turning on each other.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
“Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
…The stakes for McCabe’s appearance, however, are particularly high. The former No. 2 at the FBI is entangled in a separate criminal investigation stemming from an earlier report from the inspector general’s office that concluded he lied to internal investigators. McCabe has steadfastly denied wrongdoing, but any congressional testimony he provides could have serious implications for his criminal case.
“Mr. McCabe is willing to testify, but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection,” Bromwich wrote to Grassley. “This is a textbook case for granting use immunity. . . . If this Committee is unwilling or unable to obtain such an order, then Mr. McCabe will have to no choice but to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
Why Barack Obama was so desperate to do Iran’s bidding remains a mystery that has yet to be fully explained. What is known this week is yet another layer has been exposed of that troubling relationship between a U.S. president and the #1 state sponsor of terrorism in the world – a fundamentalist Islamic regime that routinely murders women, homosexuals, and other minorities for nothing more than being different.
Supporters of Mr. Obama have long admired his words while detractors point to his actions – actions that so often show a man following a strange and conflicted ideology that always seems to view not only American interests but basic human rights interests, as secondary.
The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system.
The effort was unsuccessful because American banks — themselves afraid of running afoul of U.S. sanctions — declined to participate. The Obama administration approached two U.S. banks to facilitate the conversion, the report said, but both refused, citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran.
“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, the subcommittee’s chairman.
Former Obama administration officials declined to comment for the record.