Skip to comments.Obama’s Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law
Posted on 08/06/2016 6:35:54 AM PDT by SMGFan
" By his own account, President Obama engaged in the complex cash transfer in order to end-run sanctions that prohibit the U.S. from having a banking relationship with Iran. The point of the sanctions is not to prevent banking with Iran; it is to prevent Iran from getting value from or through our financial system the banking prohibition is a corollary. And the point of sanctions, if you happen to be the president of the United States sworn to execute the laws faithfully, is to follow them not pat yourself on the back for keeping them in place while you willfully evade them. The presidents press conference is better understood as a confession than an explanation."
"The first is the law against providing material support to terrorists, Section 2339A of the federal penal code. It says that anyone who provides resources including currency or monetary instruments to a person or entity with knowledge that they are to be used in the preparation or carrying out of terrorism offenses is guilty of a serious felony. Ive italicized knowledge to underscore that intent is not required; to be guilty, you just need to know."
"The second law involves money laundering, criminalized by Congress in Section 1956 of the penal code. There are several prohibited varieties of money laundering. It can be a crime, for example, to conduct a financial transaction involving money used to facilitate unlawful activity. And if money is transferred outside the United States, it can be illegal to use it to promote criminal activity."
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Just another brick in the wall. What’s that make #10,077?
“Too late to prosecute, no matter the crime? “
Yep-—It’s Obama’s America.
Never mind this, what bad thing did Trump say today?
What the National Review critical of Obama... What next positive story on Trump, won’t hold my breath. In any event if Trump had a Khan problem then the White House and now Hillary by extension has an Abedini problem. Media need to ask Obama if former Iranian hostage is lying.
Then why please, are not articles of impeachment being brought on Obama? The corruption is total in Congress. We are now third world.
There was no intent. Besides he’s black.
The pallet of cash in unmarked bills carried to Iran by our bagman was ransom, in the form demanded. Pure and simple.
Now the Iranians can distribute the cash in untraceable form wherever they see fit, as in funding terror, or paying families of suicide stabbers and bombers.
The Congress is up to its ears in criminal culpability, having backed every initiative - including this latest bribery - that this enemy islamist has contrived and implemented.
What's the point? President Hillary certainly won't prosecute President Obama and that's who National Review is rooting for.
At bottom, that's probably true in this case. If the people, acting through Congress, object, they can impeach the president.
BREAKING NEWS—The Donald swatted a fly...PETA outraged!
Everybody knows Obama is above the law...
He is law unto himself...
Why waste the “ink” ...err...I mean “Fonts”
Perhaps Comey could investigate and determine that "no reasonable prosecutor..."
-—We are now third world.-—
No, we are not...
1600 Pennsylvania Ave...has a third world squatter...
Usurpers who are not eligible to be President cannot be held accountable.
Forfeit part of the Constitution, lose it all.
I am not sure if the payola was above or below the $10,000
banking reporting reguirement or was it just a bribe for Iran to hold onto the Clinton Emails until after the election.
IT’S THE EMAILS, STUPID!
See # 17
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