Former CIA analyst, Elissa Slotkin is running for US Congress in a state where she only recently dropped in to occupy a family farm that is owned by her wealthy family, heirs to the Hygrade Foods fortune.
The Slotkin family farm is located in Holly, MI, and just happens to be located on the edge of the 8th district in Michigan, where Elissa Slotkin, a Jewish female, is backed by the J-Street PAC, a group which has been accused of being anti-Israel. In addition to her funding from the anti-Israel group, Slotkin’s also received an enormous amount of campaign cash from ACT Blue, a George Soros funded group.
The Democrat Party and Elissa Slotkin, a DC outsider, who’s spent the last several months attempting to convince Michigan voters she cares about them, after voting for the first time ever in Michigan, when she voted for herself in the Democrat primary election in August, is hoping to unseat the popular, conservative, pro-Israel, Congressman Mike Bishop (R).
It’s hard to imagine a more unbelievable scenario than that of a Jewish Democrat running for a seat in Congress, who’s being funded by an anti-Israel PAC.
Washington Free Beacon reports – The Republican Party of Michigan is signing on to a campaign to defeat candidates, including a Michigan Democrat, backed by J Street PAC, the prominent pro-Iran-deal, Mideast lobbying group.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin announced its “stop J Street Campaign” in February, focused on defeating the congressional campaign of J Street PAC cofounder Dan Kohl for the House of Representatives. J Street is a D.C.-based organization that claims to be “pro-peace” and “pro-Israel” but which critics have described as “anti-Israel.” The group has been censured for inviting individuals with anti-Israel views to their conferences.
The Michigan GOP is joining with its Wisconsin counterpart to hit J Street-backed candidate Elissa Slotkin, running for the House of Representatives in Michigan’s eighth district. Slotkin is strongly backed by J Street, which solicits donations for her on its website.
Slotkin’s previous foreign policy work may have influenced J Street’s decision to back her. Slotkin worked to build support for the Iran deal while at the Department of Defense and has since publicly voiced her support for it.
Slotkin’s work history includes being blindsided by the rise of ISIS. Slotkin was involved in a closed-door briefing in 2014, the Free Beacon previously reported, in which DOD officials admitted that they did not foresee ISIS seizing as much power as it had. On her last day at DOD, Slotkin publicly butted heads with Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis. She insisted the United States was doing enough to combat ISIS, while Mattis pushed ahead with the faster timeline that lead to brutal defeat for the terrorist group.
“The anti-Israel lobby and J Street are working with Nancy Pelosi and other extremists to knock off pro-Israel conservatives and replace them with candidates who support dangerous anti-Israel policies like the Iran Deal,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser. “Elissa Slotkin helped create the policies that created the Iran Deal and continuously underestimated the threat of ISIS. We must stop the radical agenda of J Street, Nancy Pelosi, and others who seek to place D.C. insiders like Elissa Slotkin in Congress to undermine the policies that keep this nation safe.”
Slotkin’s Republican opponent, Rep. Mike Bishop, voted against the Iran deal, saying it “enables a belligerent state sponsor of terror to gain access to hundreds of billions of dollars and a path to nuclear weapons.” Bishop has also been an outspoken supporter of Israel, including backing its attacks on Hamas in the summer of 2014.
“A nation’s first priority is to protect its citizens and Israel has the right to protect its citizens against this aggression. I call on President Obama to support Israel, condemn Hamas, and call for an end to Hamas’s participation in the Palestinian Authority,” Bishop said at the time.
Marc A. Thiessen of the Washington Post explained how Barack Obama and his regime “took lying to new heights” after their dirty dealings with Iran were revealed.
When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception.
First, President Barack Obama failed to disclose to Congress the existence of secret side deals on inspections when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill. (They were only uncovered by chance when then-Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) learned about them during a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna.) Then, we learned that the Obama administration had secretly sent a plane to Tehran loaded with $400 million in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies on the same day Iran released four American hostages, which was followed by two more secret flights carrying another $1.3 billion in cash.
Now, in a bombshell revelation, Republicans on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), have revealed in a new report that the Obama administration secretly tried to help Iran use U.S. banks to convert $5.7 billion in Iranian assets, after promising Congress that Iran would not get access to the U.S. financial system — and then lied to Congress about what it had done. (Full disclosure: My wife works for Portman).
In July 2015, Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew assured the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that, under the nuclear accord, Iran “will continue to be denied access to the [U.S.] financial and commercial market” and that “Iranian banks will not be able to clear U.S. dollars through New York, hold correspondent account relationships with U.S. financial institutions, or enter into financing arrangements with U.S. banks.” A few weeks later, one of Lew’s top deputies, Adam Szubin, used the exact same words in testimony to the Senate banking committee.
But Senate investigators found that on Feb. 24, 2016, the Obama Treasury Department “granted a specific license that authorized a conversion of Iranian assets worth billions of U.S. dollars using the U.S. financial system” — exactly what Lew and Szubin said would not happen — including unlimited future Iranian deposits at Bank Muscat in Oman until the license expired.
Not only that, Senate investigators found that officials from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which regulates U.S. banks’ compliance with U.S. sanctions law, “encouraged two U.S. correspondent banks to convert the funds.” The report says “both banks declined to complete the transaction due to compliance, reputational, and legal risks associated with doing business with Iran.”
How bad is this? Remove the words “Obama” and “Iran” and replace them with “Trump” and “Russia” and imagine the outrage that would ensue over the same revelations. Democrats would be holding news conferences, and the story would be front-page news.
We hear a lot these days from the media about the danger of presidential lies. Well, when it comes to the Iran deal, the Obama administration took lying to new heights. And no, that’s not Fake News.