Attorney General Loretta Lynch plead the fifth when Congress questioned her about sending $1.7 billion to Iran in what looked to be a ransom deal to free Americans.
This video details what we know about the cash payment to Iran.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mike Pompeo sent questions to Lynch regarding the payment to Iran, specifically about how it was approved and delivered.
“Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik responded on Lynch’s behalf, refusing to answer the questions and informing the lawmakers that they are barred from publicly disclosing any details about the cash payment.”
Rubio and Pompeo weren’t having any of Lynch’s stonewalling. They called her response “unacceptable” and that she has chosen to “essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries regarding [her] role in providing cash to the world’s foremost state sponsor terrorism.”
They didn’t stop there.
“It is frankly unacceptable that your department refuses to answer straightforward questions from the people’s elected representatives in Congress about an important national security issue.”
“Your staff failed to address any of our questions, and instead provided a copy of public testimony and a lecture about the sensitivity of information associated with this issue.”
“As the United States’ chief law enforcement officer, it is outrageous that you would essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries.”
“The actions of your department come at time when Iran continues to hold Americans hostage and unjustly sentence them to prison.”
Pompeo went even further.
“Who knew that simple questions regarding Attorney General Lynch’s approval of billions of dollars in payments to Iran could be so controversial that she would refuse to answer them?”
“This has become the Obama administration’s coping mechanism for anything related to the Islamic Republic of Iran—hide information, obfuscate details, and deny answers to Congress and the American people.”
“They know this isn’t a sustainable strategy, however, and I trust they will start to take their professional, and moral, obligations seriously.”
A source close to the situation told The Washington Free Beacon, “Every Obama administration official and department involved in the Iran Deal appear to be running for cover. Like we feared, the [Iran deal] is turning out to be a disaster and Iran is emboldened in its aggression. Evidently Attorney General Lynch and the Department of Justice have decided ‘refusal to cooperate’ is their best strategy. But this is dangerous and ultimately won’t protect them from anything.”
This news comes on the same day when FBI Director Comey reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails upon discovering new information.
It further reinforces the complete lack of transparency from the Obama administration and an ultimate disrespect to the American people.
Why are these unclassified documents being hidden? Why is Obama selling out America to the Iranians?
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