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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 06:20 PM

Marc Thiessen: Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal




WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception

First, President Barack Obama failed to disclose to Congress the existence of secret side deals on inspections when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill. (They were only uncovered by chance when then-Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., learned about them during a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna.) Then, we learned that the Obama administration had secretly sent a plane to Tehran loaded with $400 million in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies on the same day Iran released four American hostages, which was followed by two more secret flights carrying another $1.3 billion in cash.

Now, in a bombshell revelation, Republicans on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have revealed in a new report that the Obama administration secretly tried to help Iran use U.S. banks to convert $5.7 billion in Iranian assets, after promising Congress that Iran would not get access to the U.S. financial system -- and then lied to Congress about what it had done. (Full disclosure: My wife works for Portman).

In July 2015, Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew assured the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that, under the nuclear accord, Iran "will continue to be denied access to the financial and commercial market" and that "Iranian banks will not be able to clear U.S. dollars through New York, hold correspondent account relationships with U.S. financial institutions, or enter into financing arrangements with U.S. banks." A few weeks later, one of Lew's top deputies, Adam Szubin, used the exact same words in testimony to the Senate banking committee.

But Senate investigators found that on Feb. 24, 2016, the Obama Treasury Department "granted a specific license that authorized a conversion of Iranian assets worth billions of U.S. dollars using the U.S. financial system" -- exactly what Lew and Szubin said would not happen -- including unlimited future Iranian deposits at Bank Muscat in Oman until the license expired.

Not only that, Senate investigators found that officials from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which regulates U.S. banks' compliance with U.S. sanctions law, "encouraged two U.S. correspondent banks to convert the funds." The report says "both banks declined to complete the transaction due to compliance, reputational, and legal risks associated with doing business with Iran."

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/06/08/marc-thiessen-obama-took-lying-to-new-heights-with-iran-deal.html

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Gunslinger201 Jun 2018 OP
Nephrite Jun 2018 #1
Red Bull Jun 2018 #4
Duke Lacrosse Jun 2018 #2
Gunslinger201 Jun 2018 #3
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #5
oflguy Jun 2018 #6

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 06:25 PM

1. So the complaint is that he was like Trump?



I wonder why both parties continue to shrink like testicles in an artic pond.

on edit: keep your dropsies out of artic ponds, my vacations for decades involve pike fishing in Canada, i just do Bass for fun, and trout/salmon/pout for freezers, LOL

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Response to Nephrite (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. I assume you are a climate

Change type of individual. So please answer me this question if you would please? What happens to the entire world if 50, 80 or hundreads of nuclear weapons start going off in one area of the world within a few minutes of each other?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 06:51 PM

2. If you like your nuclear-weapon-free Iran, you can keep your nuclear-weapon-free Iran!

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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 06:55 PM

3. Does Obama get away with this because

He’s a Democrat ?

Or

Because he’s Black?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 07:19 PM

5. Y'know, we used to regularly say, "Well, that's what Democrats DO!" But now we see that REALLY IS...

... what Democrats in positions of power do!...

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:53 PM

6. No doubt about it - Obama is more loyal to his Muslim brothers than to this country

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