Via Sarah Palin
The Obama administration repeatedly lied to the American people during the Iran negotiations, a new report details.
As Associated Press reports, the Obama administration sought to utilize backchannels to continue to finance Iran despite telling the American people that he was not doing so.
The report details that, while the Obama administration placed sanctions on the country, they secretly allowed access to the U.S. financial system.
“The Obama administration lied to the American people a lot,” writes Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.
He continued, “the Obama administration attempted to end-around its own sanctions in order to give cash to the worst terror sponsor on the planet.”
Here’s more from Associated Press:
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.
Obama gave them the green light, but American banks stood up for American rule of law and rejected Iran from getting their hands on the additional funds.
“Only the fact that US banks didn’t want to violate American law prevented Iran from getting its hands on $5.7 billion more in US dollars,” Daily Wire reports.
……Behind the scenes, however, the Iranian banks were given access.
How could the Obama administration get away with this? They argued, as Associated Press reports, that officials were acting in accordance with “the spirit of the deal.”
The concessions of the Obama administration included allowing the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism “access to foreign reserves that had been off-limits because of the sanctions.”
According to the report, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Department of the Treasury were in on the lie as well:
Secretary of State John Kerry and other top aides fanned out across Europe, Asia and the Middle East trying to convince banks and businesses they could do business with Iran without violating sanctions and facing steep fines.
“Since Iran has kept its end of the deal, it is our responsibility to uphold ours, in both letter and spirit,” Lew said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in March 2016, without offering details.
That same week, the AP reported that the Treasury had prepared a draft of a license that would have given Iran much broader permission to convert its assets from foreign currencies into easier-to-spend currencies like euros, yen or rupees, by first exchanging them for dollars at offshore financial institutions.
The criminality of Obama’s Iran nuke deal involved giving payoffs to Iranian banks, paying $400 million in ransom to the Iranian thugs for hostages, and essentially giving them the green light to make bombs.
Iran not only continued its nuke development , but used the aid from Obama as an added benefit.
This behind the scenes shit was simply part of his pandering to muzzie terrorists.