The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Obama administration is taking steps to aid and please Iran far beyond U.S. commitments under last summer’s nuclear accord, according to experts, who warned during testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday that the White House is becoming “dangerously close to becoming Iran’s trade promotion and business development authority.”
A prominent media outlet that received money from a White House-backed group of Iran deal advocates refused interviews with a top congressional critic of last summer’s nuclear agreement, deepening accusations that the Obama administration and its allies suppressed voices opposing the deal, according to conversations with sources and a series of emails viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
A top Iranian commander has claimed that the Islamic Republic had the ability to destroy Israel “in less than eight minutes,” according to comments offered on the same day that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that Iran would continue to build its ballistic missile arsenal in defiance of U.S. demands.
Members of Congress have summoned the heads of airplane giant Boeing to a meeting to encourage the company to stop spearheading efforts to reenter the Iranian marketplace, a business pursuit that is jointly backed by the Obama administration, according to a letter sent Friday to Boeing leadership and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
A wealthy family closely aligned with Saudi Arabia’s ruling family has emerged a key donor to both the Clinton Foundation and prominent Democrats, despite the clan’s involvement in a domestic violence case, which they have sought to sweep under the rug, according to police reports and funding documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) offered a handwritten amendment Thursday afternoon aimed at slashing funding for a key U.S. military medical facility serving troops stationed in Djibouti, where many of these forces are carrying out sensitive counter-terrorism efforts, according to a copy of the amendment obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.