Former President had no qualms about giving $1.7 billion in taxpayer money to the nation of Iran. He supposedly sent this money to get prisoners released. Some say that this was a payment on what he saw as his legacy in the Middle East. Well, the Obama legacy has arrived and it is being driven by terrorists. The federal government has been tracking these funds and here is the story.
As Written and Reported By Hank Berrien for the Daily Wire:
Remember the $1.7 billion that the Obama administration paid to Iran in 2016 after the release of five Americans held by Iran? According to The Washington Times, the federal government traced the funds, only to discover the money was transferred to Hezbollah, the terrorist group in Lebanon; the Quds Force, Iran’s terrorist arm, which has an extensive history of murder; and Houthi rebels hoping to topple the Saudi Arabian government.
The Times says that the intelligence used to discover the funds could well lead to President Trump canceling the Iran nuclear deal. On January 12, Trump said, “The enormous financial windfall the Iranian regime received because of the deal — access to more than $100 billion, including $1.8 billion in cash — has not been used to better the lives of the Iranian people. Instead, it has served as a slush fund for weapons, terror, and oppression, and to further line the pockets of corrupt regime leaders.”take our poll - story continues below
Although the Obama administration protested that the payment was to settle a dispute from the 1990s in which Iran claimed the U.S. owed the country military equipment from a deal made before the 1979 Islamic revolution, many critics saw the payment as ransom for the American hostages…….
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