Politico Reporter Hits Former Obama Officials For Denying Hezbollah Bombshell: It’s ‘Ridiculous’
On Tuesday night, the reporter behind the Politico bombshell involving the Obama administration pushed back against former officials who have dismissed his reporting.
In a damning report from Josh Meyer, the Obama administration allegedly sabotaged its own government that was trying to squash operations of the terrorist group Hezbollah from profiting off of illegal drugs possibly in order to score favoritism with Iran when forming the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Meyer appeared on Fox News to stand by his reporting.
“These federal investigators were watching and gathering evidence of Hezbollah sort of transforming itself from a political power and a terrorist organization to one that was trafficking in drugs and other criminal conspiracies to make hundreds of millions of dollars,” Meyers explained to Shannon Bream. “And the theory was… that were doing it to raise money to help rebuild after the Israel War and to help in expansion they were doing globally. So they gathered evidence, they designated about a couple dozen super facilitators as people that were connected to the conspiracy but when they really tried to delve deeply into these people, they got shot down.”
Bream then asked Meyer to react to former Obama State Department spokeswoman (and now Fox News contributor) Marie Harf, who said the narrative in the Politico report was “false” and dismissed the anonymous sources as “low-level” and “ideological,” as well as former National Security Counsel spokesman Tommy Vietor, who denied that the Obama administration was “soft” on Hezbollah and that the story was a “figment of the imagination.”
Meyers pointed out a “theme” to these critiques, and while he said he was a “big fan” of Harf’s, her assertion that his sources were “low-level” people was “sort of ridiculous.”
“They were not ideologues. They are not flawed. I don’t know what she’s talking about,” Meyer continued. “These were the people, one was a Pentagon person, one was a DEA person. But I also talked to many, many dozens of other people to get sort of ground truth and see what their allegations were held up to the light of day. So this is not a story in 14,000 words where I was just taking spin from some people.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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