Foreign Policy Politics

REPORT: Obama Administration Crushed the FBI’s Hezbollah Terrorist Group Investigation

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, evidence of obstruction of justice by the executive branch has surfaced. However, it did not occur during the Trump administration, rather during Barack Obama’s second term during negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal. The Obama administration chose to end Project Cassandra, a FBI investigation into drug smuggling and terrorism involving Hezbollah, an Islamic militant group created by Iran to cause chaos for Israeli occupational forces in the Middle East. Hezbollah is supported by Iran, Syria, Russia, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela, and is recognized as a terrorist group by the United States, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Ezzedine al-Quassam Brigades of Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip. Image courtesy of Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90.

The Obama administration chose to end the investigation to encourage Iran and Russia to come to the negotiating table to end Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Hezbollah has spent billions of dollars financing terrorism, with Iran’s government being the primary sponsor of the terrorist group. According to sources, the decision to end the investigation into Hezbollah came from the top of the Obama administration’s leadership.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry during negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal. Image courtesy of Getty Images via Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Since the revelations regarding the Obama administration’s decision to end the FBI investigation into Hezbollah are early, just how much the administration interfered remains unclear.

This story is developing, check back later for more details.

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