One nation. Two sets of rules.
We already know what happens if you’re accused of mishandling classified information while being a conservative or an ordinary person. Here’s what happens when you’re a member of the ‘party’.
Robert Malley, an Obama campaign advisor dumped over meetings with Hamas, then brought back and elevated through the National Security Council despite a history of terrorist sympathies and a background that would give any self-respecting official in charge of national security clearances a severe fit, had his security clearance suspended while the FBI investigated the Iran envoy for alleged mishandling of classified information.
None of this was announced. Obviously. Instead, the Biden administration lied to senators to imply that Malley wasn’t taking part in negotiations because he had medical issues, and maintained an official listing of Malley as the Iran envoy even though he couldn’t properly fulfill that function. When the story leaked, there were no apologies, just the pretense that everything was completely normal.
Malley’s security clearance appears to have been suspended in late April or early May. A U.S. official said he went on a partial paid personal leave in late April. But until late June, Malley continued doing State Department work, including giving media interviews.
Malley’s changing role first drew attention from Congress when he didn’t participate in a May 16 briefing to senators.
When lawmakers’ offices asked about Malley’s absence, “We were told, ‘It’s extended personal leave’ with hints of, ‘Well, you know, it’s medical, we can’t talk about it,’” a Hill staffer told POLITICO. “It was deliberately done as a hand-waving thing.” Another congressional staffer said they received a similar response. Officials at State also told journalists Malley had taken a personal leave.
And, as usual, nobody in the media is actually mad at being lied to. And Rob, well he’s continuing his leave while being investigated by the FBI for mishandling classified information… by teaching at Princeton.
Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs announced on Tuesday that Robert Malley will be coming aboard in the fall as a visiting professor and lecturer. Malley will teach a foreign policy decision-making graduate course and two undergraduate courses in the spring on diplomacy, negotiation and foreign policy, according to Princeton.
The notice states merely that Malley is “currently on leave from his role as a special envoy for Iran in the State Department,” without noting that the former diplomat is reportedly under investigation for mishandling classified information.
Princeton describes Malley as “currently on leave from his role as a special envoy for Iran in the State Department”.
“While I am on leave from the State Department, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the next generation of public servants at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University,” Malley said. “I look forward to my time at Princeton and returning to government service in due course.”
Behold the level of arrogance and entitlement. Malley knows he has nothing to worry about. And Princeton is happy to harbor him. The level of corruption, the sneering disregard for the law by party members is something.
“Rob Malley’s significant diplomatic experience and interactions with multiple presidential administrations will be of enormous value to our students,” said SPIA Dean Amaney Jamal. “I am very happy to welcome him to the School and look forward to his contributions.”
Jamal would be the new “Palestinian” boss over at Princeton’s School of Public and International Jihads. The obvious question is who is occupying whom? And will the law ever apply to party members?