Biden’s envoy to Iran has been placed on leave and his security clearance has been suspended. Imagine that.
Israel National News reports:
Rob Malley, the US special envoy on Iran, has been placed on leave without pay, after his security clearance was suspended earlier this year amid an investigation into his handling of classified material, multiple sources told CNN on Thursday.
A US official said that Malley’s clearance was suspended amid a State Department diplomatic security investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information. Another source familiar with the matter said he was placed on unpaid leave on Thursday afternoon.
“I have been informed that my security clearance is under review. I have not been provided any further information, but I expect the investigation to be resolved favorably and soon. In the meantime, I am on leave,” Malley told CNN.
US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller also confirmed that Malley is on leave, adding that Abram Paley is filling in on an acting basis.“Rob Malley is on leave and Abram Paley is serving as acting Special Envoy for Iran and leading the Department’s work in this area,” Miller told Reuters in an email.
Malley was appointed special envoy for Iran in January of 2021 and had led the Biden administration’s unsuccessful effort to revive the 2015 nuclear deal from which then-US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018.
Barack Obama gave Iran billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of cold hard cash when he was President and he denied it. It was against the law. It was illegal due to Iran being the number one terrorist nation in the world at that time (and arguably still is).
And Biden/Obama are still doing it.