Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger: Obama Admin Let Hezbollah Off The Hook

Dec 18, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PITTENGER: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LET DRUG DEALING HEZBOLLAH TERROR GROUP OFF THE HOOK

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released the following statement after learning of the Obama Administration's interference of a DEA operation targeting Hezbollah and their illicit drug dealing activities.

“The nexus between terrorists organizations, including Hezbollah, and Latin American drug cartels is a subversive alliance which provides hundreds of millions of dollars to global jihad. The witnesses providing account of the Obama administration derailing and stonewalling the prosecution of this illicit funding investigation has resulted in the most serious consequences of the misguided and injudicious actions of President Obama and his team,” said Congressman Pittenger.

“Last month, I hosted a forum in Buenos Aires for 220 Members of Parliament and government officials from 15 South American countries to address this enormous challenge to intercept drug related funding of terrorism.”

Sunday afternoon Politico reported that the Obama administration undermined a DEA led task force targeting Hezbollah in order to help secure the Iran Nuclear deal. https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation

Congressman Pittenger serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

 

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