Sad to say, but if we had a real justice system, Obama's Iran cover-up would be getting the Mueller treatment. Instead the Hillary campaign and its political, media allies have been investigating their election conspiracy theory. And the real criminals are having a field day. The ones who sent pallets of foreign currency to Iran on unmarked cargo planes. Who let Iran self-inspect its own nuclear program.
But in Argentina, their own version of Obama is being held accountable for a dirty deal with Iran.
A crusading Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of the country’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on charges of “treason against the fatherland,” accusing her of covering up Iranian involvement in the country’s worst-ever terrorist attack.
The 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish cultural centre, AMIA, killed 85 people. No one has ever been successfully prosecuted for the crime.
An Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was investigating. On January 14, 2015, he filed a criminal claim accusing Mrs Kirchner and others of secretly negotiating a deal with Tehran to offer immunity for Iranian suspects in the bombing, in exchange for Iranian oil.
Mrs Kirchner said the allegations were part of a broad international conspiracy to undermine her presidency. Her government said it had been in talks with Iran to create a commission aimed at clarifying who was responsible for the bombing.
Mr Nisman was due to present his findings before Congress on January 20, but the day before was found dead inside his apartment, with a bullet fired into his head.
Mrs Kirchner initially said it was suicide, but then said she believed it was a murder orchestrated to smear her. Last month an Argentine panel concluded that he had been murdered.
Murdered is an understatement.
The border police report says Nisman was beaten by two people who drugged him and placed him in front of his bathtub. While one of the attackers held him under the armpits “as in a hug,” the other one placed the gun on his head and shot him. It was about 2:46 a.m. on a Sunday.
The investigation listed key evidence that wasn’t mentioned in previous reports: Nisman’s nasal septum was broken. He had suffered blows to his hip and other areas. Ketamine, a substance with strong anesthetic power, was in his body.
The new report concludes the attackers tried to stage a suicide, but it notes that other experts throughout the series of probes never found any traces of gunpowder on Nisman’s hands.
Nisman suspected that it was coming.
Just days before Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 19, 2015, he took measures to make sure his research into the Jewish Center bombing and high-level conspiracy didn’t disappear with him, according to a Makor Rishon report.
Nisman sent an email to three friends with a backup of his research and report.
It was the last email that Israeli-Argentine writer and educator, Gustavo Daniel Perednik, received from Nisman. A few days later Nisman was found with a bullet in his head.
A month before, Perednik met with Nisman in a cafe, where Nisman told him about what he was working on. Nisman told Perednik, “In case someone murders me, all the data is saved.”
His report accused President Kirchner of “deciding, negotiating and arranging the impunity of the Iranian fugitives in the AMIA case.” She and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman allegedly “took the criminal decision of inventing Iran’s innocence to satisfy commercial, political and geopolitical interests of the Argentine republic.”
Nisman also charged Minister Timerman with obstructing justice and had prepared to ask that his assets, worth $23 million, be frozen.
Timerman is really the worst actor in all this. He's Argentina's version of Ben Rhodes. And while taking down Kirchner is still a long shot, maybe justice will come to Timerman.
But on Thursday, Judge Claudio Bonadio accused Mrs Kirchner of the crime of treason and asked for Congress to remove the immunity from prosecution she has as a senator.
Argentine newspaper Clarin reported, however, that Congress was unlikely to secure the two-thirds majority vote to do so – meaning her detention was not expected.
Prosecutor Eduardo Taiano said the judge also ordered the arrest of Carlos Zanni, her former aide, and Luis D’Elia, a high-profile Kirchner activist, on the same charges.
Former foreign minister Hector Timerman was ordered to be held under house arrest, due to health issues.
Ben Rhodes ought to take note. Not to mention Sidney Blumenthal. And the rest of the gang.
Mrs Kirchner is accused of signing a deal with Tehran to allow Iranian officials suspected of ordering the attack on the Jewish centre to be interviewed by Argentine magistrates in Tehran rather than in Buenos Aires.
Sound familiar? That's what Obama did with Iran's nuclear program.