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Barack Obama Gets a Pass, Again

In Democrats, Foreign Policy, Front Page, US Politics, World News by Allen West5 Comments

The leftist media is all concerned about President Trump, with no substantial evidence. They accuse him of collusion with Russia . . . no evidence. They accuse President Trump of unconstitutional actions and lying . . . no evidence. It just comes down to the progressive, socialist, left hating President Trump, that is all. In their minds, they have grounds for impeachment: they lost an election. But, when faced with someone who did lie, who did collude with Russia, and who did take unconstitutional actions, well, Barack Obama gets a pass.

There are two things I despise: hypocrisy, and situational ethics, and both are calling cards of the liberal, progressive, left.

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As reported by Fox News:

“The Obama administration granted a license letting Iran access the United States financial system despite officials’ pledges that they would prohibit it, according to a draft report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. “On Feb. 24, 2016, the Treasury Department issued a specific license to Bank Muscat to authorize the conversion of Iran’s rials to euros through ‘any United States depository institution …,’” the draft report said. “Even after the specific license was issued, U.S. government officials maintained in congressional testimony that Iran would not be granted access to the U.S. financial system.” 

“The Obama administration during the negotiation of the Iran deal misled the American people,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), subcommittee chairman. “I think they did so because they were desperate to get a deal.” When the nations involved in the Iran nuclear agreement implemented the deal, Iran had $5.7 billion in assets at Bank Muscat in Muscat, Oman, maintained as Omani rials, according to the subcommittee. Iran wanted to access that money, and using the U.S. financial system to convert it “was the most efficient means, even though U.S. sanctions prohibited it,” according to the report. Government officials tried to convince two U.S. banks to execute the conversion. They both declined, citing the complexity and the unwanted appearance involved in processing an Iranian transaction, according to the report. Without a compliant American bank, a senior State Department official said he believed Bank Muscat and Iran eventually used European banks to convert the funds, said the committee.”

Let’s be honest about something: this is, without a doubt, a case of aiding, and abetting, an enemy, violation of US statute. We should remember that Obama stated the funds released to Iran were due as part of an arms deal, but that was not the case. The billions of dollars were part of an arms deal made with the Iranian government of the Shah of Iran, not the Ayatollahs. That arms deal was null and void, with the deposing of the Shah, thanks to Jimmy Carter, and the rise of a hostile Islamist regime led by the Ayatollahs. There had been no previous US president who released any funds back to Iran . . . so, why did Barack Obama?

I tuned into CNN yesterday, to see what they were reporting. They were spending more time ruminating about two of EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s staff resigning. And, it appears there are also some “journalists” who made the absurd assertion that President Trump is abusing the First Lady, who ended up being at a roundtable meeting. But, as far as addressing another scandal of the so-called “scandal free” Obama administration, we heard little to nothing.

This is why the left in America, the Democrats, have no credibility. If this happened under George W. Bush, or, heaven forbid, Donald Trump. If there was any evidence that Donald Trump was secretly trying to release sanctioned funds to Russia — oh boy — Katie, bar the door! When it comes to the left, and their chosen little child, Barack Obama, he gets a pass. Why? When it comes to the destruction of evidence, as in the case of Hillary Clinton, with all her computers, and hard drives, the left just yawns. Why?

Clinton Foundation . . . nothing. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeting scandal . . . nothing. Why?

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This case is not even debatable because Obama administration officials testified, under oath, that they did not seek to evade sanctions, and aid Iran through US banks.

So, who goes to jail? And, please, do not tell me that Obama did not know about this. If he did not, then he was an absent president. I do not buy the “plausible deniability” line Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice tried to establish.

Please, don't tell me that Obama didn't know about this. If he didn't, then he was an absent president. I don't buy the 'plausible deniability' line Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice tried to establish. Click To Tweet

Please, please, any of you dedicated, progressive, socialist trolls, who spew your venom here: don’t just comment about hating me, or denigrating me. Explain to me why we should not be investigating Barack Obama? Why should we not be sending Obama administration officials to jail? What does it take? Are y’all so blinded to truth that you think it is not applicable to you, and, your ideological cohorts?

Yes, no wonder Iran is upset, thinking they are being bullied now. We no longer have jerks in the White House, sneaking around, trying to release cash to the Number One state sponsor of Islamic terrorism.

Just another reason to not vote for Democrats.

Old School Patriots Allen B. West

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.

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