Loretta Lynch is refusing to talk about her shady dealings for the Obama Administration to avoid any consequences.
In an effort to investigate the Obama Administration’s payments to Iran, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was questioned about her involvement. Instead of cooperating with the investigation and answering questions, Lynch simply refused to respond, an act many are comparing to “pleading the fifth,” as any response Lynch could give would likely incriminate herself. (via The Washington Free Beacon)
In 2016, the Obama Administration made several cash payments to Iran to “resolve a failed arms deal,” according to administration officials. The money was sent by an unmarked cargo plane to Iran. The total amount of money sent, at least that anyone knows for sure, was $1.7 billion in cash.
What’s suspicious about the cash transfer and what led to the investigation announced by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in April was that it occurred during a hostage exchange between the U.S. and Iran. Seven Iranian prisoners held by the U.S. were exchanged for five Americans held in Iran and to help push a nuclear deal with the rouge nation. The cash sent to Iran is being seen by many as a “ransom payment” in an effort to negotiate with the most prominent sponsor of terrorism.
Lynch’s refusal to answer the questions of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Representative Mike Pompeo — now the CIA director — in October has sparked a lot of controversy and sharp criticism from the two officials.
“As the United States’ Chief Law Enforcement Officer, it is outrageous that you would essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries regarding your role in providing cash to the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism,” wrote Pompeo and Rubio in an angry follow-up letter sent to Lynch.
Pompeo went on to criticize the entire Obama Administration for such behavior, “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.”
As if being involved in a shady ransom dealing with terrorists that puts our national security at risk wasn’t enough, Lynch is also currently being scrutinized for her handling of the Clinton email scandal — especially after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that he was directed to treat the investigation into Clinton’s emails as a “matter” and not an “investigation”. Comey was also disturbed by Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on his plane while the investigations into his wife were underway, a move that many believe led the whole scandal being swept under the rug.
Yet the liberal media is ignoring these issues, instead choosing to focus on the unfounded claims of Trump-Russian “collusion”. It seems the left isn’t concerned with Lynch being tight lipped about the $1.7 billion sent to terrorists last year or her mysterious handling of the Hillary Clinton email “matter”. It doesn’t even matter to them that these two scandals have signaled serious duplicity by Lynch and the Obama administration.
No, they’re too concerned about unfounded allegations made by Democrats bitter about losing an election and investigations that have failed to yield any evidence proving their claims of “Russiagate”.