Democrat appointee under Biden faces serious criminal probe

The Radical Left likes to act like only their political opponents ever do anything wrong. But now, they are caught in a serious scandal.

Because a Democrat appointee under Biden is facing a serious criminal probe.

Top Republican members of Congress this week disclosed concerning allegations against President Joe Biden’s now-suspended special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, who is under federal criminal investigation.

These allegations claim Malley mishandled classified documents and may have been involved with an Iranian spy ring, raising serious national security concerns.

Malley, who has been a central figure in U.S. negotiations with Iran under both the Obama and Biden administrations, is accused of transferring sensitive material to his personal email and cellphone.

This misconduct led to his security clearance being suspended, as noted in a letter from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member James Risch (R-ID) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The letter criticized the State Department’s responsiveness and stressed the need for thorough oversight.

The Republicans’ letter revealed, “Specifically, we understand that Mr. Malley’s security clearance was suspended because he allegedly transferred classified documents to his personal email account and downloaded these documents to his personal cell phone.”

The letter further suggested that these documents were potentially accessed by hostile foreign actors, although it did not specify the intended recipients of the classified materials.

This situation was brought to light following a report by Tablet Magazine last October, which connected Malley to an alleged Iranian spy ring.

The article claimed this ring was actively trying to shift U.S. policy to favor Iran, starting as far back as 2014 with the creation of the Iran Experts Initiative (IEI).

This group, reportedly linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)—a terrorist organization—and Iran’s then-Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, aimed to recruit Iranians living abroad to influence U.S. policy favorably towards Iran, particularly concerning the nuclear deal.

The Tablet report described how Iranian American academics were recruited by the Iranian regime, met in foreign countries to receive instructions from top regime officials, and pledged their loyalty to the regime.

The report implicated Malley in supporting and advancing the efforts of these operatives, both inside and outside of government.

Retired CIA analyst Peter Theroux, cited in the Tablet article, emphasized the depth of this alleged spy network’s integration into U.S. policy-making.

“This is how recruited assets speak to their handling officers,” Theroux noted, highlighting the strategic placement of these assets within the U.S. government.

Further complicating matters, in January 2022, three U.S. officials resigned from the team negotiating with Iran, citing disagreements with Malley’s approach to sanctions.

According to Gabriel Noronha, a former official in the State Department, Malley and his team allegedly funneled billions of dollars to Iran through relaxed sanctions enforcement, estimating the financial benefit to Iran to be between $50 and $80 billion over two and a half years.

These revelations have led to calls for a rigorous investigation, with McCaul suggesting last summer that Malley may have committed treason.

The implications of these allegations are profound, not only for U.S. foreign policy and national security but also for the integrity of diplomatic negotiations.

As the House Judiciary Committee launches its investigation into Malley’s actions, the scrutiny will focus on how classified information was handled and the extent of any foreign influence on American policy-making.

Stay tuned to Prudent Politics.

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