Democrats demanded Reagan’s impeachment over Iran-Contra. They are curiously uninterested in impeaching Obama for putting $1.7 billion in foreign currency on pallets and flying it to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane. Even though the case is clear and unambiguous.
Obama has clearly admitted that he knew about the planeload of cash. He has lied about its legality and his motives, but he has made no secret of knowing about it.
He chose to use foreign currency from foreign banks in an attempt to knowingly evade restrictions on sending money to Iran. As former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy however has pointed out, the law criminalizes efforts to evade sanctions, stating “any transaction . . . that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding” is prohibited. Furthermore “any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this part is prohibited.”
Obama and his administration represent a criminal conspiracy to violate the laws of this country.
Even if these regulations were not in place, funding Iran directly funds terrorism. And that’s a crime.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Wednesday that the White House’s ransom payment to Iran amounted to money laundering since it had to be doled out in different currencies to avoid violating U.S. law.
“Of course the Justice Department objected. It was illegal, it isn’t only the optics, it isn’t only that they look ridiculous in denying that it was a quid pro quo, obviously it wasn’t a coincidence,” Krauthammer said.
Iran poses a global threat. Its wealth, including the money dispatched by Obama, continues to be poured into sponsoring terrorist attacks, invading other countries, destabilizing the region and developing weapons of mass destruction. Countless American soldiers have died at Iran’s hands and we have been dragged into a war in the region kickstarted by Iran.
There are numerous reasons to impeach Obama. His abuses of power are legion. He has broken the law as casually and as flagrantly as the worst of criminals. And yet there is something about directly flying in cash to terrorists that surpasses them all for both arrogance and criminality.
It’s the sort of thing people go to jail for. It’s the sort of thing that presidents ought to be impeached for.