Sessions orders review of investigation into Hezbollah

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Department of Justice to review allegations that the Obama administration purposely derailed a large-scale campaign to monitor drug trafficking into the US by Hezbollah.
Obama Photo credit: Israel News Company

Yesterday (Friday), US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Department of Justice to review of the allegations according to which the Obama administration derailed a law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by Hezbollah in order to secure the nuclear deal with Iran.

Sessions expressed concerns regarding the allegations that the campaign, led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), encountered barriers at the highest levels that slowed down the investigations and denied requests to file criminal charges against major suspects.

Sessions Photo credit: Reuters/ Israel News Company

"We will review these matters and give full support to investigations of violent drug trafficking organizations," Sessions said. "Protecting our citizens from terrorist organizations and combatting the devastating drug crisis gripping our nation are two of the Justice Department’s top priorities."

The story, which was first published by Politico, provoked angry responses from senior-level Obama administration officials that dismissed the allegations that Project Cassandra was blocked for political reasons.



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