Obama Blocked FBI From Arresting Iranian Terror Suspects, Whistleblowers Say

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Shocking new evidence shows former Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Department under President Barack Obama blocked the FBI from arresting Iranian suspects.

Whistleblowers informed Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson of the revelations, providing unclassified documents supporting their claims.

The State Department “actively interfered” with the FBI’s efforts to arrest individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally to aid Iran’s weapons of mass destruction program.

They also indicated that the Justice Department and FBI “failed to take the necessary steps to stop Kerry’s obstructive efforts against law enforcement.”

The senators added that the State Department’s interference stemmed from ongoing negotiations related to the then-Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal.

Both senators request archived emails from former Secretary of State John Kerry, CIA Director Bill Burns, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and former Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman by June 4, Resist The Mainstream reported.

According to Grassley and Johnson, the actions occurred while the administration publicly opposed Iran’s nuclear ambitions by imposing sanctions on “Iranian individuals, companies, and organizations for involvement in nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, support for terrorist groups, and human rights abuses.”

Grassley and Johnson stated in a letter:

“The records provided to our offices show that the Obama/Biden administration’s State Department, under the leadership of John Kerry, actively and persistently interfered with FBI operations pertaining to lawful arrests of known terrorists, members of Iranian proliferation networks, and other criminals providing material support for Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”

“The records also show that DOJ and FBI leadership apparently allowed it to happen until the Trump administration altered course,” they added.

The letters detailed eight instances where the DOJ or FBI could have issued arrests but chose not to, Just The News reported.

One suspect appeared on the “terrorism watch list,” while another returned to Iran.

However, the two suspects were finally arrested after former President Donald Trump lifted the block.

Grassley wrote:

“These warnings about the failure to arrest known Iranians subject to arrest warrants occurred as early as 2015 and was allegedly done due to political reasons.”

In a July 2015 email obtained by Fox News, “concerns were raised about stand down orders to arrest criminal Iranians.”

Another email from April 2016 read:

“State has been blocking FBI actions where State has had a role for approval or concurrence—visas, lure ops primarily. We have prepared a package of several cases blocked by State and have been working it up the FBI/DOJ/State chain over the past six months.”

A November 2016 email from Shell corporate to an FBI official read:

“It seems Trump election win having impact on doing business in Iran. We are going to sign a small deal in Iran this week ($5 million licensing agreement.)”

“We were in talks with a Japanese bank to handle the funds, but they have recently backed off, unofficially citing coming Trump presidency. European banks feeling the same way. Small amount of money, but having a dampening effect on doing business in Iran,” it continued.

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