Skip to comments.Insiders: Why Not Prosecute Obama’s Secret Back Channel To Iran?
Posted on 12/02/2017 3:58:23 AM PST by markomalley
National security insiders are trying to claim treason for the fact that President Donald Trumps transition team discussed potentially setting up a phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin have met publicly on several occasions, and Russia maintains an active embassy in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The Hill reported: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn spoke with a senior official in President Trumps transition team at the Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in a highly-scrutinized series of phone calls in December of 2016, according to federal prosecutors.
Flynn and the senior officials discussed both the recently implemented U.S. sanctions on Russia as well as the fact that they did not want Russia to escalate friction between the two nations, lawyers on special counsel Robert Muellers team told a federal judge Friday. After the discussion, Flynn telephoned the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Afterwards, he called the senior transition official and reported the sanctions discussion, prosecutors said
But sources say Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI, and other Trump allies are under persecution for raising alarms about President Obamas back channel to Iran. That back channel was a lot more secretive than Team Trumps conversations with Russia.
Mary Fanning and Alan Jones exclusively reported for Big League Politics:
General Michael Hayden (USAF Ret.), who served as CIA director and NSA director, is certainly well aware of Barack Obamas secret, off-the-books, pre-election diplomatic mission to the Iranian mullahs during which Obamas emissary promised that Iran would receive a better deal than it might receive from the sitting president George W. Bush. The Obama campaigns message: the Islamic Republic would be far happier with Obamas policies if it would wait until the election was over.
What manner of ignorance, chaos, hubris, suspicion, contempt, would you have to have to think that doing this with the Russian ambassador was a good or an appropriate idea?, Hayden said.
Senator Obamas team set up the Iranian back channel not only before Barack Obama was sworn in as president, but before the 2008 election was even held.
Senator Obamas team sent former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller to meet with Islamic regime officials inside Iran, circumventing NSA surveillance. In other words, the Obama campaign had its own private emissary on the ground inside Iran, secretly negotiating with a sworn enemy of the United States that was involved in a dispute.
General Hayden pretends to be oblivious of this pre-election Obama-Tehran communication arrangement. Why is General Hayden misrepresenting these facts to the American people? Is this part of the ongoing Deep State seditious campaign to take down a duly elected president Donald J. Trump?
President Obama would later repeat this scenario with another one of Americas major military adversaries when he was famously caught by a hot mic telling Russias President Dmitri Medvedev that he would have more flexibility on missile defense after the 2012 election.
The Obama teams back channel to Tehran was William Green Miller, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine under President Bill Clinton, according to Michael Ladeen writing for PJ Media in 2014.
Ladeen, who claims to have spoken to Ambassador Miller for his article Obamas Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy, Ambassador Miller confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.
Such conversations would have constituted a clear violation of the Logan Act. The Washington Post is now claiming Kushner could have been guilty of the same violation had he followed through with establishing a secret communication channel with Russia.
Ambassador Miller was appointed by President Clinton as ambassador to Ukraine after Millers decades-long absence from the State Department. Miller had years earlier left the State Department as a form of protest against the Vietnam War, according to an interview archived at the Library of Congress.
Miller, whose grandfather is from Ukraine, once expressed that he was so appalled by McCarthyism that he was fearful of a career in diplomacy. Miller initially took the foreign service exam in 1955, but chose not to pursue a career with the State Department during the height of communist investigations at the House and Senate. Miller instead embarked on a doctoral journey at Harvard University.
I did not want to go into the Foreign Service because of the taint of McCarthy. Ambassador William Green Miller.
In 1959, as the McCarthy era investigations were winding down, someone inside the State Department signaled to Miller that the time to join the State Department was now or never.
Like President Obama himself, who was mentored in Hawaii by suspected KGB officer and known CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis, Obamas secret envoy to Iran, William Green Miller, was mentored by revolutionary marxist, communist labor organizer, and literary critic Frederick Wilcox Dupee. Dupee was an associate of Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers, who at one time worked for the GRU but eventually switched sides and became an anticommunist.
Like Frank Marshall Davis, Ambassador Millers mentor Dupee joined the CPUSA and handed out communist literature to the longshoremens union Davis in Honolulu and Dupee in New York City, where Miller grew up. Davis and Dupee were fellow members of CPUSAs League of American Writers.
There is every reason to do that, and other investigations. Too bad Huckleberry Hound is the AG.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of the “Deep State” men? The Shadow do, Obama is the Shadow.
bammy sent billions of our money in cash to his buddies in iran. Not a word in the media, or from republicans.
I’m afraid the left simply denies events that interfere with their story line. Politifact, the progressive source for debunking fake news, claims there is no substance to the Miller backchannel relationship with Iran before Obama took office:
“Obama’s secret back channel”
Snark. Where is Reggie these days, anyway?
It's very likely that there's massive compromise and corruption in high political places. For example, the Iran Deal was (IMO) provably Treason.
The antithesis of a smart-ass is a dumb-ass. BTW, ole Huckleberry always came out on top. So you are either taking a shot at his southern demeanor, or worse, the inference that southern is below grade on the scale of intellect.
I’m glad it is your-graine.
How soon they forget that John F’ing Kerry tried to negotiate our surrender to the VC in Paris as a Private Citizen.
General Michael Hayden (USAF Ret.), who served as CIA director and NSA director, is certainly well aware of Barack Obamas secret, off-the-books, pre-election diplomatic mission to the Iranian mullahs during which Obamas emissary promised that Iran would receive a better deal than it might receive from the sitting president George W. Bush. The Obama campaigns message: the Islamic Republic would be far happier with Obamas policies if it would wait until the election was over. What manner of ignorance, chaos, hubris, suspicion, contempt, would you have to have to think that doing this with the Russian ambassador was a good or an appropriate idea?, Hayden said. Senator Obamas team set up the Iranian back channel not only before Barack Obama was sworn in as president, but before the 2008 election was even held.In order to get to SoeteroZero and his criminal cadre, first one must pretend to be after Trump?
There's a third option in each case. Option #3a: the smart-ass and the dumb-ass are often the same person. Case in point.
Option #3b: my comment was neither toward Sessions' southern-ness nor his intellect, but toward his slow, casual pace --just like ole Huckleberry's.
So, I hope ole Sessions comes out on top, too. I'm impatient because I haven't seen jack thus far. And that goes against my grain.
Members of a committee that investigated the CIA during the Watergate era have urged President Obama to show leniency on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and strike a deal to allow him to return home.
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