A law enforcement action called Project Cassandra has come under review by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, looking into the Obama administration’s complacency with Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations.
The Justice Department said in a statement to Fox News that Sessions on Friday directed a review of prior Drug Enforcement Administration investigations “to evaluate allegations that certain matters were not properly prosecuted and to ensure all matters are appropriately handled.”
“While I am hopeful that there were no barriers constructed by the last administration to allowing DEA agents to fully bring all appropriate cases under Project Cassandra, this is a significant issue for the protection of Americans,” Sessions said in a written statement. “We will review these matters and give full support to investigations of violent drug trafficking organizations.”
According to Politico, when Project Cassandra leaders tried to pursue investigations, arrests and prosecutions of the Lebanese militant group, the Obama Justice and Treasury Department used delaying tactics, or flat out refused their requests.
“Protecting our citizens from terrorist organizations and combating the devastating drug crisis gripping our nation are two of the Justice Department’s top priorities,” Sessions said. “Operations designed to investigate and prosecute terrorist organizations that are also fueling that drug crisis must be paramount in this administration.”
Sessions added, “The Department of Justice is absolutely committed to investigating and prosecuting international drug trafficking organizations and with the assistance of our DEA and FBI agents we will leave no stone unturned as we work to making America safer.”
As soon as this vital information was uncovered by Politico, many Republican lawmakers and pro-Israel activists have demanded answers. Most feel this is evidence that the Obama administration was so focused on the nuclear deal that it ignored illegal activity by the Iranian regime and it’s allies. Not surprisingly, former Obama administration leaders have called the allegations lies.