Loretta Lynch Pleads the Fifth on Iran Ransom Payments
The only time you plead the fifth is to not incriminate yourself for actions you knew about that were illegal, or actions you did that were illegal. Otherwise, there is no reason to plead the fifth.
Well Loretta Lynch, probably the most corrupt Attorney General in history as it appears to be turning out, has just done that. She is refusing to comply with an investigation by Congress into the administrations effort to send Iran $1.7 billion in cash ransom for hostages. This is essentially the same as "pleading the fifth" according to Congressmen, including Marco Rubio who initially presented Lynch with a series of questions about how this secret cash payment was approved and delivered.
As reported in the Free Beacon, Rubio and his team have stated:
“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,” the lawmakers 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.”
“As the United States’ chief law enforcement officer, it is outrageous that you would essentially plead the fifth and refuse to respond to inquiries,” they stated. “The actions of your department come at time when Iran continues to hold Americans hostage and unjustly sentence them to prison.”
This has become a theme at the Obama administration: Hide information, obfuscate details, deny answers to Congress and the American people...all this from an administration which went on the record stating that it would be "the most transparent administration ever."
As written by Adam Kredo at Free Beacon, citing a confidential source in Congress, "It now appears that as Congress digs into this insane situation, every administration official involved is running for cover. The Iran deal is turning out to be a disaster."
Iran's aggression has not subsided, in fact, our weakness and Obama's strategy of being a friend to Iran has emboldened them to sponsor rocket attacks on our ships, create near misses in the air with our pilots, and take more Americans hostage and demand more ransom.
Another massive cover up by a massively corrupt administration that is sponsoring and campaigning for the most corrupt presidential candidate in the history of the United States. No wonder Americans are showing extreme anxiety over this election. And Hillary Clinton has publicly stated that she wants Loretta Lynch to stay on as Attorney General if she's elected. You want more of this corruption, these lies, this absolute secrecy and circumvention of the Constitution? WELL YOU'VE GOT IT WITH HILLARY!