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During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
The left’s hypocrisy couldn’t be more transparent
Various news reports say Lovinger was targeted by Obama Pentagon appointees because of his tough stance on Islamic militants, China and Iran as well as the Obama appointees’ anti-Trump sentiments. One Washington D.C. newspaper reported that Lovinger’s clearance was suspended after he wrote several memos criticizing his former boss, ONA Director James Baker. The ONA functions as an independent organization within the Department of Defense (DOD) and is tasked with identifying emerging or future threats to the United States. It compiles highly classified reports and apparently Lovinger felt that, under Baker’s leadership, the ONA was failing to address the threats created by Iran, radical Islam and China. Baker was appointed ONA director in 2015 by Obama Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Before taking over the ONA Baker worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamist organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material deemed “offensive” to Muslims after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief.
The Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks.
David Asher, who previously served as an adviser to Gen. John Allen at the Defense and State Departments, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday that top officials across several key law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement activities targeting the terrorism financing operations of Iran, Hezbollah, and Venezuela in the lead-up to and during the nuclear negotiations with Tehran.