Loretta Lynch Pleads the 5th on Iran Payoff!

“Pleading the Fifth” has become a kind of pop-culture reference with the rise in popularity of TV cop dramas.

We hear the phrase often in our popular media and we’ve come to believe it’s just something one says when facing down the authorities. However, it really isn’t that common of an event, and it can still be quite surprising when someone uses the phrase in a government hearing…

Especially when that someone is Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch.

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Congress has been looking into the highly questionable, and seemingly illegal payment that the Obama administration recently made to our enemies in Iran. As part of their investigation they’ve called the Attorney General to testify before them about the administration’s attempts to secretly send $1.7 BILLION to Iran. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) sent Lynch a letter with a series of questions about the how the payment was first approved and then delivered. However, in response to their inquiry the Attorney General sent one of her assistants to Congress to relay her message that she would not be saying anything else about the Iran payout.

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Rubio and Pompeo responded almost immediately, calling the AG’s reticence to answer to the American people…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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