Guest post by Joe Hoft
The Obama Administration not only pushed through the Iran deal in violation of federal law but also most likely tried to set up Israel and the Trump Campaign and Administration at the same time.
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In a recent article at the Columbia Law Review a few of the crimes of the Obama Administration were discussed –
The Obama Administration’s efforts to sign and implement a nuclear agreement with Iran with limited if any congressional input, and at times in violation of federal law, is a particularly important example of Democratic constitutional hardball. This particular example failed to make it into books and essays critical of the Obama Administration, including Lawless, because it played out toward the end of the Administration, and many of the details of the Administration’s hardball tactics became matters of public knowledge and controversy only after President Obama had left office.
The far-left Columbia Review continued by reciting Obama’s lies to push the Iran deal –
To sell the deal, the Administration found it necessary to lie to the American public about its origins. The Administration began secret negotiations with Iran in mid-2012. 81 Samuels, supra note 78. When reporter James Rosen asked at a press conference about rumors regarding these negotiations, the State Department spokesperson lied and denied that “government-to-government” talks were underway. (Obama’s State Department Deliberately Cut Embarrassing Questions from Press Briefing Video, Wash. Post (June 1, 2016) – Remarkably, someone in the Administration later had a staff member delete a portion of a video of a news conference showing Rosen asking a spokesperson whether the Administration had lied about the Iran negotiations.)
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Administration officials told the public that engagement with Iran began in 2013. The Administration claimed that it was “tak[ing] advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country.” As David Samuels reported in the New York Times Magazine, this story of nascent moderation in the Iranian government “was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal.”
The Obama administration reportedly participated in many illegal activities to push the Iran deal, as noted by the Columbia Law Review, but one piece of information laid out was that –
The Obama Administration also spied on U.S. opponents of the Iran deal, both in Congress and in private pro-Israel organizations. Pro-Israel activists reported that the Administration seemed to know exactly what they were saying and doing, and acted accordingly. There have also been serious allegations that the Obama Administration undermined federal law enforcement efforts against the Hezbollah terrorist group to placate Hezbollah’s Iranian backers.
One of the countries that Obama spied on was Israel –
The US spied on the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, because of concerns he would derail the Iran nuclear deal, according to a new account of surveillance operations.
Despite Barack Obama’s promise to curtail eavesdropping on allies in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations about the scale and scope of US activities, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance included phone conversations between top Israeli officials, US congressmen and American-Jewish groups, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Obama hated Netanyahu and Israel and the Iran deal itself supported this –
This year the Mainstream Media reported through “a source” that the Trump team hired an Israeli outfit to find dirt on the Obama Administration related to the Iran deal. The outfit by the name of Black Cube denied that the Trump team had anything to do with their work in this matter.
Also,Trump volunteer George Papadopoulos reported that he was handed $10,000 in 2017 in Israel and he now believes that this may have been a setup where the Deep State tried to implicate the Trump team, through him, to Israel in illegal activities. After being handed the money in Israel, when Papadopoulos landed in the US, he was held against his will before he passed through customs and all his belongings were searched for what he now believes was the $10,000. Fortunately for Papadopoulos, he left the money with an attorney in Europe.
We may never know how many people did Obama’s Deep State has illegally spied on or framed. The list must be astounding!