by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | October 29, 2016 6:32 pm
Gee… Loretta Lynch must be going for asshat of the year. She just pleaded the Fifth to avoid answering any questions on paying Iran #1.7 billion. This information comes by way of two members of Congress – Marco Rubio and Mike Pompeo. They claim she refused to answer ‘straightforward’ questions. Wonder what she is hiding? Wonder what she doesn’t want to reveal that would incriminate herself? The corruption here is getting deeper all the time and Loretta Lynch is up to her eyebrows in it.
Rubio and Pompeo wrote a letter to Lynch, making their accusations brutally clear. The first payment on that $1.7 billion was paid in January. It was $400,000 and just happened to coincide with the release of four hostages from Iran. The White House denied it was ransom, but we all know it was exactly that. Marco Rubio was one of the loudest voices speaking out against the move. Now, he’s got Loretta Lynch in his sights. Rubio and Pompeo issued Lynch a series of questions in October.
From the Daily Mail:
Loretta Lynch is ‘pleading the fifth’ to dodge questions about $1.7 billion payments made by the United States to Iran, two members of Congress have claimed.
Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mike Pompeo wrote a letter to Attorney General Lynch Friday, accusing her of refusing to answer ‘straightforward questions’ about the payments.
The Fifth Amendment keeps people from having to be witnesses against themselves in a criminal case. Commonly, ‘pleading the fifth’ means refusing to provide information that might incriminate oneself.
The United States gave $.17 billion to Iran in three different payments, the first of which, worth $400,000 was made in January.
On Oct. 24th, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik responded on Lynch’s behalf. He refused to answer any of the questions and informed the lawmakers that they are barred from publicly disclosing any details about the cash payment, which was bound up in a ransom deal aimed at freeing several American hostages from Iran.
The response from the attorney general’s office is “unacceptable” and provides evidence that Lynch 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 of terrorism,” Rubio and Pompeo wrote on Friday in a follow-up letter to Lynch, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.
“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,” they wrote. “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,” they stated. “The actions of your department come at time when Iran continues to hold Americans hostage and unjustly sentence them to prison.”
The letter sent to Lynch included a copy of the 13 questions and a request to provide complete answers by Nov. 4th. Good luck with that. There is an ongoing agreement being policed that no one can talk about or reveal the agreement. They are citing national security concerns. Bull crap. They know Americans would be furious if they knew what that agreement with Iran really said. One senior congressional source familiar with both the secret documents and the inquiry into them told the Free Beacon that the details of the negotiations are so damning that the administration’s best strategy is to ignore lawmakers’ requests for more information.
“Every Obama administration official and department involved in the Iran Deal appear to be running for cover,” the source relayed. “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.”
Loretta Lynch better enjoy her position while she can. I see disgrace and perhaps jail time in her future. That’s if we still have one when Iran gets finished with us.
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