Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn noticed an eyebrow-raising story from his home state over the weekend and shared it with his Twitter readers.
According to the federal indictment, a suspected Hezbollah fighter tried to get a sensitive Defense Department job after lying about his membership in the terror group and lying again about his marital status to a U.S. citizen:
The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position.
Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment Tuesday.
“He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure a sensitive position with the U.S. government at some point.”
The indictment said Allouche had married a U.S. citizen and was going through the naturalization process. During that process, he reportedly lied when asked if he’d ever been a member of or associated with a terror organization, the indictment said.
…In January 2009, the indictment said, he falsely said on his application forms that he and his wife were married and living together for the previous three years, when they had not lived together since May 2007 and they filed for divorce on Dec. 7, 2007.
A reader had a question for Sen. Cornyn:
— Charles Daeda (@CDaeda) May 27, 2013
The senator’s answer was newsworthy in and of itself:
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 27, 2013
The terrorist organization Hezbollah Commits to an
All-Out Fight to
Save Assad and the US response is … . http://t.co/sdMeCSxD48
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 26, 2013
— BOSSY Lara White (@LaraWhite14) May 13, 2013
Don’t forget: Open borders abet jihad.
— Elisabeth Adair (@EMAdair225) May 25, 2013