Eli Lake: 'Extraordinary' That Obama Reportedly 'Went Soft' on Hezbollah to Save Iran Deal
Bloomberg News journalist Eli Lake reacted to a report that the Obama administration slackened a law enforcement effort against Hezbollah in order to ensure the Iran deal went through.
Lake said he trusted the reporting of Politico's Josh Meyer, who first broke the story.
Politico's Josh Meyer is standing by his bombshell report that the Obama administration "shut down" a law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah for fear of jeopardizing the Iran nuclear deal.
“These federal investigators were watching and gathering evidence of Hezbollah sort of transforming itself from a political power and a terrorist organization to one that was trafficking in drugs and other criminal conspiracies to make hundreds of millions of dollars,” Meyer explained on "Fox News @ Night."
[Meyer] said Obama administration officials threw a series of roadblocks in front of the campaign, known as Project Cassandra", which halted efforts to curtail top Hezbollah operatives' criminal activities.
"It is a very big deal," Lake said. "The Obama administration had the prerogative to emphasize any law enforcement... activity it want[ed]."
Lake said President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry promised the Iran Deal was "narrow," in that it only affected American sanctions and Iranian nuclear activity.
If Meyer's reporting proves true, Lake said, "Obama went soft on a very important operation to cut at the heart of Hezbollah."
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