A growing number of Republican lawmakers are calling for answers after a bombshell report that the Obama administration blocked a law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah for fear of jeopardizing the Iran nuclear deal.
Allegations that the Obama Administration purposefully undermined law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah in order to save the disastrous Iran Deal need to be swiftly and fully scrutinized by Congress. @Jim_Jordan & I have officially launched an investigation pic.twitter.com/CmmOf9uJhL
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) December 21, 2017
The reporter behind the piece, Josh Meyer, explained earlier this week that federal investigators were gathering evidence of Hezbollah transforming itself from a political power to an organization that trafficked in drugs and other criminal conspiracies to make hundreds of millions of dollars. He said Obama administration officials threw a series of roadblocks in front of the investigation, which halted efforts to curtail top Hezbollah operatives' criminal activities.
On "Outnumbered" on Friday, Guy Benson said this report makes one wonder if there were no depths to which the Obama administration was unwilling to go to pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran.
"It was a lopsided, terrible deal. And apparently, the Obama administration was able to let Hezbollah, a terrorist organization, off the hook for a drug trafficking ring, which they use to cull money for terrorist activities," Benson said.
This - as I mentioned in recent days - is a big deal. https://t.co/PhMhtQVgDL
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 22, 2017
He said it's "extraordinary" that the administration turned a blind eye to that criminal activity to sign a deal with the regime in Tehran that's not even favorable to the U.S.
Benson pointed to a New York Post op-ed which called out the "near silence" from the mainstream media on the "meticulously sourced" Politico story.
David Harsanyi wrote:
By any conceivable journalistic standard, this scandal should’ve triggered widespread coverage and been plastered on front pages across the country. By any historic standard, the scandal should elicit outrage regarding the corrosion of governing norms from pundits and editorial boards.
Days after the news broke, in fact, neither NBC News, ABC News nor CBS News — whose shows can boast a collective 20 million viewers — had been able to find the time to relay the story to its sizeable audiences. Other than Fox News, cable news largely ignored the revelations as well.
Lisa Boothe said there's essentially been a "media blackout," while there are countless stories on the Russia investigation that cited anonymous sources and proved to be inaccurate.
On "Hannity," Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) (below) explained why he's asking the Department of Justice to turn over all documents and communications related to this matter.