Judicial Watch Sues State, Treasury Departments For Records on Obama’s $400 Million Cash Payment to Iran
Judicial Watch announced yesterday that it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the State and Treasury Departments for records on the Obama administration’s transfer of $400 million in foreign currency to Iran in January 2016.
Via Judicial Watch:
The lawsuit was filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of the Treasury (No.1:17-cv-00864)).
The suit was filed after the agencies failed to respond to August 2016 FOIA requests seeking:
- All records related to the transfer of approximately $400 million in foreign currency to the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2016. This request includes, but is not limited to, all related records of communications between any official, employee, or representative of any of the following entities:
The Department of the Treasury
The Islamic Republic of Iran
The Executive Office of the White House
The Department of Defense
The Department of Justice
The Department of State
TGP reported back in August of 2016 that Obama sent Iran $400 million cash to Iran–literal cash on pallets in the dead of the night in exchange for hostages. Of course Obama lied about not being able to send them wire payments and the liberal media sycophants brushed this off:
On August 4, 2016, Obama scolded the press for suggesting the $400 million pallet of cash sent to the Iranian regime was a ransom payment.
Obama sneered at the press when he told them a wire payment was not available.
President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton said this about Obama sending Iran pallets of cash in the dead of the night:
“The Obama administration’s secretive $400 million payoff to the Iranian regime was an abuse of power and may have been illegal. The Trump administration’s agencies should follow the law and release all they can about the Obama-Iran payoff scandal.”