We told you yesterday about a new report that details Obama administration efforts to help the Iranian regime “convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars” in 2016. The AP reported that the Obama admin’s effort was unsuccessful because U.S. banks feared they’d be breaking the law.
Former Obama deputy national security adviser and Iran Deal cheerleader Ben Rhodes doesn’t see what all the fuss is about:
1) Trump scraps Iran Deal totally isolating the US. 2) Supreme Leader indicates ramping up nuclear activity. 3) Senate GOP issues partisan report on a single routine Treasury license issued 18 months ago. There's a twisted insanity in thinking that the third one is the story.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 7, 2018
Why is it a big deal? Quite simple, really:
It is the story because your administration help fund the world’s most aggressive state sponsor of terrorism https://t.co/0QWNR6S6HQ
— Bill Gertz (@BillGertz) June 7, 2018
They got busted, and they know it. The spin is now officially pathetic and nauseating.
Imagine negotiating with a terrorist state and giving them billions of dollars to fund proxy conflicts & undermine American interests.
— Shawn (@MoarCryptoPls) June 7, 2018
I know I know, right? Like why is it news that you conducted negotiations with #Iran with your pants around your ankles? Everyone knows you sold out to the twisted regime in Tehran and couldn’t find a wide enough funnel to feed it cash. There’s nothing to see here ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/FmpXebFSML
— Matthew RJ Brodsky (@RJBrodsky) June 7, 2018
1 – This thinking is why Trump won.
2 – They never stopped.
3 – Your boss lied.
Media twisting prevents the third one from being a front page story. https://t.co/LebjMc8ygN
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) June 7, 2018
you helped sell us out Ben. #WeKnow
— Denise K. USA?? (@KDKWife) June 7, 2018
Why wouldn't the banks cooperate?
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) June 7, 2018
Rhodes’ version of events will no doubt be coming to MSNBC before too long:
I'll take "Why NBC Hired Me To Keep The Frantic Spin Going" for $400, Alex.
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) June 7, 2018
I liked him better when he couldn't find the words. https://t.co/804DrK1jEL
— FeckLeslie (@LADowd) June 7, 2018
It certainly was a lot more hilarious back when that was the case: