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‘Treason’: Mark Levin Slams Obama Admin for Conspiring With Iran

Leah Barkoukis

Is the Obama administration conspiring with Iran? After listening to the State Department’s press briefing on Wednesday, when spokesman Marc Toner basically admitted as much, Mark Levin sure seems to think so.

First, the background. Wednesday morning Sens. Marco Rubio and Mark Kirk introduced legislation that “prohibit[s] Iranian access to the U.S. financial system and the use of offshore U.S. dollar clearing, following reports that the Obama Administration plans to help the country illicitly access U.S. dollars.”

So, rightly, Matt Lee of the Associated Press wanted to know whether Rubio’s legislation was necessary—namely, is the U.S. allowing foreign banks and governments to make trades in U.S. dollars for deals involving Iran so long as our currency doesn’t end up in the Iranians’ hands in the end.

The exchange, which can be read in full here, is truly shocking.

“What I would say is that we continue to advise banks and other governments on ways that they can conduct business with Iran in a way that does not violate existing U.S. sanctions,” Toner said. “And there are ways to do that, but it does not involve banks converting money to dollars or otherwise.”

But Lee fired back, pointing out that it does involve U.S. dollars because of the way international financial commerce is structured. He then more directly confronted Toner, asking him to confirm what he essentially just admitted: That the U.S. government is coaching banks and businesses on how to do deals that avoid U.S. sanctions.

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April 8, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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