Barack Obama’s administration has been no stranger to scandal. While as a candidate he promised that his administration would be the most transparent in history, such a promise looks like a joke in hindsight.
While he says with a straight face that his administration has gone without any significant scandals, perhaps the President and I disagree on the definition of the word “significant.” Under his administration we’ve had Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, NSA mass surveillance uncovered, the GSA scandal, Secret Service scandal – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
That’s hardly no scandals.
Now, prior to taking office, Donald Trump has something planned to knock Obama off his high horse once and for all.
As the Conservative Tribune reported:
Back when the Obama administration helped adopt the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action involving Iran’s nuclear program last year, they treated it much in the same way Nancy Pelosi treated Obamacare: We would have to sign it, they said, to find out what was in it.
Until now, precious little information about the deal we’ve signed with Iran and our relations with Tehran since has been released to the general public.
But with at least two of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for his cabinet, that could be about to change.
According to Bloomberg, the selection of Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s nomination for national security adviser, the president-elect might be signaling that he would declassify important information about the administration’s dealings with Iran.
And once you learn that Gen. Flynn knows, it’s no wonder why the Left is doing everything they can to discredit him.
“One letter to bin Laden reveals that Al Qaeda was working on chemical and biological weapons in Iran.” Flynn said in a book published this year, according to The Weekly Standard.
Flynn also said that there was “a lot of information on Iran in the files and computer discs captured at the Pakistan hideout of Osama bin Laden.” He claimed that the Obama administration blocked a lot of the information connecting Iran and Al Qaeda, noting acidly that the “censors have been busy.”
“Some of (the information) — tiny fraction — has been declassified and released, but the bulk of it is still under official seal. Those of us who have read bin Laden’s material know how important it is,” Flynn wrote.
“It is frankly unacceptable that your department refuses to answer straightforward questions from the people’s elected representatives in Congress about an important national security issue,” they wrote. “Your staff failed to address any of our questions, and instead provided a copy of public testimony and a lecture about the sensitivity of information associated with this issue.”
Remember, shortly after taking office the Obama administration declassified significant information about enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration. This could be what the Trump administration decides to do in order to shed some light on the Iran deal.
It really was the world deal ever made – and thank God Trump is going to be scraping it right after taking office.