Loretta Lynch and Barack Hussein Obama “running for cover”
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to comply with an investigation into the Obama Admin’s secret efforts to send Iran $1.7-B in cash earlier this year to avoid incriminating herself.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative Mike Pompeo (R_KS) wrote in a letter that Ms. Lynch chose to ” plead the Fifth,” after the Republican lawmakers presented her with questions about the cash payment.
“Disclosure of this information beyond members of the House and Senate and staff who are able to view them could adversely affect the diplomatic relations of the United States, including with key allies,” Mr. Kadzik wrote.
“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,” Messrs Rubio and Pompeo wrote.
They attached the questions again and requested that Ms. Lynch send answers by 4 November
Rep. Pompeo rebuked the Obama Admin about the issue. “Who knew that simple questions regarding Attorney General Lynch’s approval of billions of dollars in payments to Iran could be so controversial that she would refuse to answer them?” he asked.
Mr. Pompeo hopes the administration would begin to take their “professional, and moral,” obligations seriously.
Details about the Iran deal are being kept in a secure facility, and any lawmakers who have clearance to view them must give up cell phones and are not allowed to take notes.
One senior congressional source said that the administration “appears to be “running for cover” from the issue.
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.
The Iran deal is an “unfolding disaster,” Rubio wrote in an op-ed.
Ms Lynch and a close political associate of Barack Hussein Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former US President Bill Clinton.