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Fmr. Hillary adviser: News that Obama gave Hezbollah free pass on drug running ‘much ado about nothing’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson took on a former adviser to Hillary Clinton over the Obama administration’s Iran deal, and it was brutal.

On Friday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Richard Goodstein, who served as an adviser to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, defended the deal and dismissed the accusations that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to Iranian-backed terrorist cabal, Hezbollah, smuggling drugs into the United States in order to secure the deal.

“This smells like Benghazi,” he told Carlson of the Politico story that outed the scandal. “It is much ado, indeed a lot to do about nothing, ultimately.”

Goodstein claimed that the named sources who spoke out in the Politico piece were motivated by bias because they did not like the Iran deal.

According to the report, the Obama administration placed roadblocks in the way of “Project Cassandra,” the name of the operation designed to trace the drug running and money laundering operations of the terrorist group.

Dozens of employees of the Obama administration told Politico that the administration hampered the investigation in order to curry favor with Iran so as to facilitate the deal.

“They had an agenda. They didn’t like the Iran deal,” Goodstein said of the employees who spoke against the Obama administration’s derailment of Project Cassandra.

“This piece alleges that tons of cocaine made it into this country and the Obama administration knew,” Carlson said. “That seems to be a big deal to me given the toll that drugs have taken on the country in the past 10 years.”

Goodstein countered by saying, “Nuclear weapons would take a much bigger toll on the world.”

Tell that to people who have lost loved ones to drugs.

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Carmine Sabia


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