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Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into Report of Obama Undermining Anti-Hezbollah Force

Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into Report of Obama Undermining Anti-Hezbollah Force
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:44 AM

Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., on Monday called for the House of Representatives to look into a Politico report that said the Obama administration undermined an anti-Hezbollah task force to ensure the Iran nuclear deal.

"These revelations are shocking and infuriating," said Pittenger in a statement to Fox News.

The Obama administration delayed or denied requests from the Drug Enforcement Agency's task force on Hezbollah drug trafficking ties to state sponsors in Iran, in order to keep talks for the Iran nuclear deal going, according to a Politico report.

"While American soldiers were bravely fighting ISIS terrorists, with some paying the ultimate price, the Obama administration reportedly was protecting Hezbollah terrorists who were funding themselves with trafficking illegal drugs. No wonder President Obama couldn't bring himself to call them ‘radical Islamic terrorists,'" Pittenger said in the Fox News statement.

The congressman also noted other threats to national security in his statement.

"This is the same administration that sent $1.7 billion in cash ransom to Iran. The growing nexus between terrorist organizations and Latin American drug cartels poses a grave threat to our national security, especially considering the porous state of our southern border," Pittenger said.

Ex-officials denied that they blocked the task force, according to Politico.

"There has been a consistent pattern of actions taken against Hezbollah, both through tough sanctions and law enforcement actions before and after the Iran deal," said Kevin Lewis, an Obama spokesman who worked at both the White House and the Justice Department during the Obama administration, in the Politico report.

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Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., on Monday called for the House of Representatives to look into a Politico report that said the Obama administration undermined an anti-Hezbollah task force to ensure the Iran nuclear deal.
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