13 payments of $99,999,999 sent to Iran, but Obama avoids THIS important question

13 payments of $99,999,999 sent to Iran, but Obama avoids THIS important question

Andrew McCarthy is asking the tough questions concerning why and how the Obama Administration paid Iran ransom for four hostages returned to the US. McCarthy is making a solid case against Obama on this. Obama tapped the Treasury slush fund to give $1.3 billion to Iran in four equal payments as well in the faux nuclear agreement that he set up. The total outlay to Iran (that we know of) is a whopping $1.7 billion. But that information is now deemed ‘confidential’. It is a study in breathtaking corruption, malfeasance and obstruction.

Questions about the Iran settlement have been swirling since day one and Obama says they have nothing to hide. Except that they won’t divulge any facts pertaining to the deal, which indicates they have everything to hide about it.

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From 100PercentFedUp.com:

The structured transfers of $1.3 billion from a Treasury slush fund remain shrouded in mystery. ‘Confidentiality”? Yes, that’s the State Department’s story on why the Obama administration is stonewalling the American people regarding the president’s illegal and increasingly suspicious Iransom payoff. The administration refuses to divulge any further information about the $1.7 billion the president acknowledges paying the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Grilled on Wednesday about how Obama managed to pay the final $1.3 billion installment — particularly given the president’s claim that it is not possible to send Tehran a check or wire-transfer — State Department spokesman Mark Toner decreed that the administration would continue “withholding this information” in order “to protect confidentiality.”

Whose confidentiality? The mullahs’? That of the intermediaries the president used? Whose privacy takes precedence over our right to know how Obama funneled our money to our enemies?

The closest thing to an answer we have to the latest round of questions comes courtesy of the perseverance of the investigative journalist Claudia Rosett. (You weren’t expecting the Republican Congress to be minding the purse, were you?)

As McCarthy so eloquently put it, “Why are such matters as the administration’s process in tapping a congressionally appropriated funding source for the settlement — a settlement Congress did not approve and seems to be in the dark about paying for — being treated as if they were state secrets so sensitive you’d need to have a Clinton.mail account (or be a Russian hacker of a Clinton.mail account) to see them?” Why the cover-up? exactly what are they hiding here? Irony so thick you can cut it with a Russian knife.

Usually Obama and the press can’t wait to crow about what Obama has done, but they are strangely silent on this front.

More from Claudia Rosett:

With the administration taking the Fifth, it was left to Claudia to crawl through Leviathan’s catacombs. In her New York Sun report on Monday, we learned that she hit pay dirt: stumbling upon a bizarre string of 13 identical money transfers of $99,999,999.99 each — yes, all of them one cent less than $100 million — paid out of an obscure Treasury Department stash known as the “Judgment Fund.” The transfers were made — to whom, it is not said — on January 19, just two days after the administration announced it had reached the $1.7 billion settlement with Iran. They aggregate to just 13 cents shy of $1.3 billion, the same amount the State Department claims Iran was owed in “interest” from the $400 million that our government had been holding since the shah deposited it in a failed arms deal just prior to the Khomeini revolution.

Just visualize the pallet containing the $400 million in cash Obama shuttled off to the Iranians as ransom – flown from Geneva to Tehran in an unmarked cargo plane belonging to Iran Air. Which is a front for terrorism if there ever was one. Add to that a second whopping money transfer that (a) violates federal criminal laws against providing things of value to Iran and (b) looks like it was conceived by Nicky Barnes. We’re living an intrigue novel in which we play the part of willing useful idiot and moron. Guess what part Obama plays? Devout subject of the Iranian regime groveling before the mullahs.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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