Kouri: Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding

On Thursday, all of the attention of Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions was focused on the hearing of fired FBI director James Comey.

These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a news media denizen.

But on Thursday, there was another hearing that uncovered much more explosive and disturbing information: President Barack Obama and his administration disbanded national security units which were originally charged with investigating Iran’s network of Islamic terrorism funding.

Obama, Valerie Jarrett (born in Iran), Susan Rice and other members of the former President’s inner-circle “systematically disbanded” special law enforcement units throughout the federal government that were investigating the Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks. Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry were concerned the counter-terrorism units would lead to Iranian officials walking away from Obama’s precious nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official with expertise in dismantling criminal financial networks. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/blog/6-takeaways-yesterdays-hearing-hezbollah/

The key witness during the Iran hearing, David Asher, had worked for U.S. Army Gen. John Allen at both Defense and State Departments. He testified before Republican and Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that top cops and spies with several key law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration were intentionlly prevented from targeting the terrorism financing operations of Iran, Hezbollah, and Venezuela during Kerry’s nuclear negotiations with his Iranian counterparts.

After months of investigating President Donald Trump’s unproven conspiracy with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to derail the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, some lawmakers are turning their attention to the alleged deception by President Barack Obama and his minions to get his “do or die” nuclear deal with Iran.

Republican leaders of the House Committee initiated a full-scale investigation into the Obama administration’s activities getting a nuclear deal many believed was a farce at best, a deadly mistake at worst. They are also probing last year’s controversial prisoner swap with Iran for over a billion dollars.

Lawmakers and national security experts believed — and continue to believe — that Obama, his Secretary of State John Kerry and White House advisers actually hurt the U.S. government’s effort to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The so-called “pact” was also sold to the American people as a step in the right direction to ceasing the Iranian government’s weapons trafficking networks.

“A number of former intelligence and counter-terrorism officers were concerned with the way the deal was negotiated and the misrepresentation of the nuclear pact’s details by Obama’s questionable national security team,” said former military intelligence operative and police unit commander George O’Brien. “Remember how the assistant national security adviser Ben Rhodes admitted to being deceitful in order to get the deal accepted? That alone should have triggered a probe not only by Congress, but also the Justice Department,” Lt. O’Brien said.

In a May 5 letter, Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Ron DeSantis asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to produce Justice Department documents they said would “help the Committee in better understanding these issues.” They sent the same letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding all related documents to the Iran deal in the State Department’s possession.

Chaffetz has given both officials a May 19 deadline to provide one copy of them to committee Republicans, and another to the Oversight Committee’s Democratic Party lawmakers.

In part, the letter stated: When President Obama revealed a prisoner exchange agreement with Iran in January 2016, he announced the release of one Iranian and six Iranian-Americans convicted of crimes or awaiting trial. The President described the exchange as a benign “reciprocal humanitarian gesture,” and went as far as to call the individuals released “civilians” who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses.” Among those granted clemency were individuals that the Justice Department deemed threats to national security. The news account identified 14 Iranian fugitives accused of serious crimes for whom the Obama Administration dropped criminal charges, but never released the names or charges. These reports note an Iranian spokesperson contradicted the Administration’s position by claiming there were 28 Iranians “freed or relieved from judicial restrictions” as part of the prisoner exchange agreement. If true, this leaves seven individuals unaccounted for. [It was] also reported that Obama Administration officials blocked and delayed law enforcement efforts to lure Iranian fugitives to countries where they could be arrested and to extradite Iranian suspects in custody overseas.

Chaffetz also wrote to the officials, “please also make your staff available for a briefing on these issues no later than May 25.”

“The noose tightens, the clock is ticking and Jason Chaffetz will get to the bottom of this. Don’t forget Jason has an ace up his sleeve, Trey Gowdy is also on the committee investigating Obama. That should terrify him,” according to the Republican Post.

~ About the Author ~
Jim Kouri is a certified protection professional, writer, commentator and contributing editor for Chief of Police Magazine. A former chief at a housing project in New York City’s Washington Heights district – dubbed Crack City – he serves as Fifth-Vice President of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He possesses over 25 years of law enforcement and security experience and writes a regular column for KingNewsMedia.Com. His magazine articles appear in many publications. He’s a frequent guest on many TV and radio stations including Fox News, CNN, CBS, ABC, CNBC, and others.

3 thoughts on “Kouri: Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding

  1. penelope

    Trey and Jason are two of the best around; they do care and they don’t take any bull hockey; darn shame they didnt get obama and his bunch in the hot seat sooner; only shows you how pitifully deceitful and lying obama was and is and will always be; he has a cheshire cat smile in front of a hate America pea brain.

    he can NEVER be trusted; lying is in his muslim dna

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  2. John Slagle

    Comey is The “Central Figure” in The Plan To Take Down The President Of The United States
    By Capt. Joseph R. John, June 12, 2017: Op Ed # 354

    Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
    Capt. USN(Ret)/Former FBI
    Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
    2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184
    San Diego, CA 92108

    Obama appointed Comey, as Director of the FBI. Comey let politics cloud his decisions as Director of the FBI, and repeatedly did not operate the Bureau properly according to the rule of law.

    Comey constantly engineered multiple misleading leaks to The New York Times that were a “violation of his FBI Employment and Non-disclosure Agreements.”

    Comey said, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, that he leaked information in hopes that a Special Council would be appointed to investigate President Donald Trump in the Russian Scandal.

    Comey, in a press conference, publicly “cleared” Hillary Clinton for repeatedly violating Federal Security Laws by transmitting over 2000 Classified and Special Compartmented E-mail on an unclassified server for 4 years.

    Comey refused to publicly clear President Trump after he told many Committee Chairmen in Congress and President Trump three times that he was not under investigation by the FBI, or collusion with Russia in the election.

    Comey followed orders of Attorney General Loretta Lynch to call the “FBI Investigation” of Hillary Clinton violation of Federal Security Laws a “Matter” and Comey did not write a memo to himself about what AG lynch said.

    When President Trump told Comey ”hoped Comey could let the investigation of LTG Flynn go”; Comey said he felt pressure and in a double standard, he wrote a memo to himself about what president Trump said.

    Comey refused to investigate the Criminal Money Laundering of hundreds of millions dollars by Hillary and Bill Clinton of the Clinton Foundation, that they set up in Canada to avoid having to abide by US Federal Laws.

    Comey refuse to investigate the transfer of 20% of the United States production of uranium to Russia for $145 million payoff to the Clinton Foundation, and they were paid a $500 million fee for a speech that Bill Clinton made to a Russian Bank.

    Comey refused to take action to identify the member of the Obama administration who unmasked LTG Flynn and over 30,000 other Americans including Donald Trump, the Trump Campaign, the Trump Transition Team, US Senators, US Congressmen, members of the Supreme Court, members of the Joint Chief of Staff, and subsequently the details of President Trump’s conversations with Foreign Heads of State.

    Comey refused to reinstate the training and reference material about the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, Radical Islamic Terrorism, and Sharia Law that once were referenced on FBI Computers and in FBI Libraries to alert and train Agents.

    Attorney Session and the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein took control of Comey’s files in his FBI Office and recovered a trove of information including unauthorized recordings of President Trump and others. That information is being reviewed by the Justice Department and will be turned over to the newly appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray who will initiate the housecleaning of the Comey Syndicate at FBI Headquarters; those individuals will be replaced by FBI Supervisor Agents who were not compromised by Comey, Lynch, Holder, Clinton, or Obama.

    Former Assistant Directors of the FBI James Kallstrom, Bill Gavin, and Ron Hosko were glad President Donald Trump fired James Comey.

    The three FBI Assistant Directors all said Comey sealed his fate after his July 5 press conference in which he improperly assumed the role of “a prosecutor” and recommended no charges be filed against Hillary Clinton for her egregious use of a private E-mail server to transmit highly classified messages during her tenure as Secretary of State.

    “I’m glad it happened,” Kallstrom said of Comey’s firing. “I think Jim Comey way back almost a year ago kind of forgot he was the FBI Director.” “Jim Comey danced with the devil, and later on down the road talked about this great investigation the FBI conducted. The interview of Hillary Clinton, in my view, was a sham.”

    Comey “threw the FBI under the bus, and the reputation of the FBI under the bus,” Kallstrom added. “That’s what I am very mad about and have been very mad about for a long time.”

    Gavin said Comey’s firing was “something that had to happen.” “Jim Comey is a bright guy, but the bottom line is when he made a prosecutive opinion in an investigative matter he made a mistake,” he added.

    The Integrity of the FBI will be restored by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and the 15,000 honest, dedicated, and hard-working Agents of the FBI.

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  3. Bill Wallace

    This should be investigated and all those officials who did not raise serious objections to it should be removed from their positions unless they can prove they took steps to alert the necessary members of Congress to these policies.

    Further steps should be initiated that eliminates such occurrences without the concurrence of Congress.

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