House Republican leaders of the oversight committee have launched a probe into whether the Obama administration put U.S. national security at risk with his prisoner swap with Tehran last year to finalize the Iran deal.
TGP recently reported on the specifics of the Iranians who were freed in this deal. Obama lied to the American public (shocker) when he claimed that these prisoners merely violated economic sanctions. In reality, these 7 Iranian prisoners he freed were a threat to U.S. national security.
In other news, Republicans are also going to probe whether water is wet.
Also in response to the POLITICO investigation, 13 Republican senators have demanded answers about whether the Obama administration jeopardized U.S. national security as a result of its protracted top-secret negotiations with Tehran, and then misled the American public when disclosing the terms of the two deals in January 2016.
The House and Senate lawmakers cited various portions of an April 24 report by POLITICO that found that the Obama administration, through actions in some cases and inaction in others, significantly hampered a much-touted federal law enforcement effort known as the National Counterproliferation Initiative at a time when it was making unprecedented headway in thwarting Iran’s illicit weapons proliferation activities.
Read the full story from Politico here.
You can also read specifically about every Iranian prisoner who was freed in an extensive report by Politico here.