You may remember Rob Malley from Islamic terrorism scandals such as these.
During the 2008 election, the Obama campaign dropped Robert Malley as an adviser over his work with Hamas on behalf of George Soros’ International Crisis Group. Once in office, Obama brought back his old buddy into the National Security Council.
Malley then became the lead negotiator for the sellout deal to legitimize Iran’s nuclear program.
Despite vocal criticism from Iranian dissidents and the country’s freedom movement, Biden chose Malley as his special envoy to Iran. Even as Robert Malley continues conducting outreach to the Islamic terrorist state on behalf of the Biden administration, his son works at a pro-Iran organization tied to a key figure in the Iran Lobby.
Robert was the son of Simon Malley, an adviser to PLO terrorist leader Yasser Arafat and the founder of a Communist party in Arafat’s native homeland of Egypt. Blaise Malley represents the third generation of the family’s leftist radicalism being used to prop up Islamist movements.
The son of Biden’s envoy to Iran spends his time undermining American efforts against Iran.
Blaise Malley is listed as a full-time reporter for the Quincy Institute run and funded by key figures in the pro-Iran movement.
Now, shockingly, Rob Malley has been charged with mishandling classified information.
Rob Malley, the US special envoy on Iran, has been placed on leave without pay, which occurred after his security clearance was suspended earlier this year amid an investigation into his handling of classified material, multiple sources told CNN.
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.
For a period of time following the State Department investigation, Malley remained on the job but was not allowed to access classified information, said the US official, who requested anonymity while discussing a sensitive matter.
State Department spokesperson Matt Miller confirmed to CNN on Thursday afternoon that Malley was on leave, though earlier in the day he said that Malley was still the special envoy for Iran.
“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 CNN on Thursday afternoon, after earlier in the day saying that Malley remained in the role.
Contrast this treatment with that of Trump and other political targets.
Malley had his security clearance suspended and was being investigated for mishandling classified information, but was still allowed to function as the envoy to Iran.
When caught out on it, the State Department claimed that he was still the envoy before apparently replacing him.
There’s no way to spin this except that it’s a major scandal that makes a mockery of the pretense of this administration that it cares about classified information and national security. No one with Rob Malley’s background, which caused him to be dumped from the Obama campaign for his contacts with Hamas, should have ever held the national security positions he did under the Obama and Biden administrations.
When faced with mishandling of classified information, the Biden response was to let him stay on the job without giving him access to classified information even though his job is of the highest level of sensitivity.
Earlier this year, two sources said, the State Department ramped up its own investigation into Malley’s handling of classified information, which led to his clearance being suspended within the last two months…
The move to suspend Malley’s security clearance was not communicated widely within the State Department or across the Biden administration, as the department kept him in his role and made no official announcements about replacing him. Some officials at the State Department were told that Malley was handing personal matters, which is why he had taken a back seat on the Iran portfolio, two State Department officials and a third person who was briefed told CNN.
This is what a cover-up looks like.
Malley worked on the Iran portfolio during the Clinton and Obama administrations. Under Obama he was part of the diplomatic negotiating team that helped craft the Iran nuclear deal. He has been a target for Iran hawks who cast him as an Iran sympathizer.
Malley also has been friends with Secretary of State Antony Blinken for decades, dating back to their days as teenage classmates in Paris.
No FBI raids, no trials. If you have the right politics and the right pals, you can even stay at your job.