Obama Admin May Bypass Congress and Take Iran Deal To United Nations (Video)

Republicans are reacting with alarm to reports that the Obama Regime is contemplating bypassing congress on the Iranian Nuke deal, instead taking it to the U.N. Security Council for a vote.

In a letter, Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said the idea of letting the U.N. consider such an agreement, while threatening to veto legislation that would allow Congress a say on it, is a “direct affront” to the American people.

Via US News and World Report:

In exchange for signing onto a deal aimed at keeping it from developing nuclear weapons, Iran seeks relief from sanctions, including those imposed by the U.S. executive branch, the United Nations and Congress.

 Corker has introduced legislation requiring any final agreement with Iran to be submitted to Congress for review before any sanctions imposed by Congress can be eased.

Former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen was invited on the Kelly File Thursday night to offer his insights on this latest Obama overreach.

“It’s an outrage,” Thiessen said. “What the president is basically saying is, ‘I care more about the approval of the United Nations than I care of the approval of the elected representatives of the American people. He’s not simply not going to congress. He’s going to the United Nations and seeking the approval of dictatorships like Russia and China while threatening to veto legislation that would give congress an up or down vote on this deal.”

Asked how the UN deal would work, Thiessen said, “so what he’s trying to do is he has this non-binding agreement with Iran, and he’s going to take it to the UN Security Council and the UN Security Council will give its blessing to this deal, and give it the force of international law which means that under international law, no countries can impose sanctions on Iran unless they’re violation the deal. That’s what he thinks he’s doing. The problem with that is – under US law, the US Constitution trumps international law. The US Constitution trumps the UN charter.”

The bottom line, however, is even though the agreement would not be binding, it would make it more difficult for the next president to undo because he’ll have to deal with the international community if he decides to reverse it.

Gowdy: We Learned The Day Before the NYTs Article Broke That Hillary Didn’t Have an Official Email Acct (Video)

Judge Andrew Napolitano and Congressman Trey Gowdy both appeared on The Kelly File Monday night to talk about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

Megyn Kelly asked Napolitano to weigh in on Obama’s take on the controversy.

“I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails that had to do with official business need to be disclosed,” Obama told CBS News’ Bill Plante over the weekend.

“Apparently the president has the same misunderstanding of federal law that his former secretary of state does,” Napolitano quipped.

He went on to explain the federal statute that says documents and records by high-ranking officials belong to the government. “A former official can ask the government for personal documents back, but Clinton did the opposite,” Napolitano said.

“She retained and concealed 100 percent of the documents with which she dealt while she was secretary of state in 48 months. She decided what was governmental and kept what she didn’t want to reveal,” he continued.

Kelly announced that Hillary will be addressing the email scandal within the next 48 hours. The forum has yet to be disclosed, but it is a safe bet that it will be hermetically sealed event with only friendly reporters allowed in with pre-approved questions.

Congressman Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi came on next to talk about the State Department’s unimpressive reaction to HillaryGate.

“They’re not going to go back and look for responsive documents to subpoenas, to litigation inquiries, to FOIA requests, Kelly noted, after showing a clip of State Dept. Deputy Press Sec. Marie Harf telling a reporter that they have no plans to find documents that have been requested retroactively. “If you asked prior to the date Hillary’s 55,000 pages were turned over – a week ago, or two weeks ago – you’re out of luck.”

“Well, the State Department is not going to get to be the final arbiter of that,” Gowdy drawled. “I have lost confidence for a myriad of reasons – not the least of which  – they missed every single opportunity over the past six months to tell us that not only did she not have an official email account. They didn’t even have her records.  You would think that that would come up in all the conversations that we had with the State Department. Which is precisely why they are not the neutral, third-party arbiter that I would recommend.”

Gowdy then went on to describe the run-around he got from State, Hillary, and her lawyer, last summer when it was first disclosed that some of her emails were on her personal account. Gowdy was stonewalled for months as he kept pressing for the rest of them. It wasn’t until the day before the NYTs story broke that he found out that  she did not have an official email account.

Gowdy wants a neutral arbiter – “a federal judge, archiver, or inspector general” to take charge of getting the info he seeks from her server.

UPDATE: 

Via Mediaite: Hillary Clinton to Hold Press Conference Today on Email Story:

Hillary Clinton will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address the revelation of her exclusive use of a personal email account and private server to conduct State Department business while Secretary of State.

MSNBC’s Clinton beat reporter Alex Seitz-Wald confirmed the presser. The start time is unknown, but Mediaite will link to a livestream when it becomes available:

Lt. Col Ralph Peters: Obama and Dems Like ‘Bitchy High School Girls’, Obama’s Politics ‘Onanistic’

An incensed Lt Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) verbally pummeled Obama and the Democrats mercilessly yesterday in a couple of appearances on Fox News. Unable to hide his disgust and contempt for their reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, Tuesday morning, he likened them to “bitchy high school girls” in an appearance on America’s Newsroom.

As captured by the Washington Free Beacon:

Later in the day, he was on Fox Business with Stuart Varney, repeating an assertion he has made in recent days that the Regime has already accepted that Iran will get the bomb and create a new hegemony in the Middle East. They are just hoping that the first blast happens on someone else’s watch.

“This is a president who just doesn’t like Israel,” Peters explained.

Varney challenged Peters on that point, saying, “you said it right out loud. Obama will sacrifice Israel. That’s a remarkable thing to say!”

But Peters exclaimed, “no it is not! It’s not. Stuart, it’s NOT remarkable!” 

He added, “I’m tired of everyone in Washington pussy-footing around every issue.” He argued that people are too worried about their next promotion etc.

“I believe in my heart and soul — if Israel disappeared from the face of the earth tomorrow, Obama would not shed a single tear. He regards Israel as an obstacle – not an ally.”

He later compared Obama’s politics to Onanism.

“We’ve got a president who’s obsessed with himself. I mean this is the most politically onanistic president imaginable and we live in very, very dangerous times.” (For those of you in Rio Linda, Peters just called Obama’s politics masturbatory – a very apt description IMO.)

“And yesterday we saw a leader,” Peters continued. “and immediately after that leader spoke (Benjamin Netanyahu) we have President Obama just go into a – a – a – hissy-fit snit. Now compare the two men. My God, where is our Netanyahu?”

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Via The Times of Israel, a member of the Iranian Regime uses many of the same propaganda points as the Obama Regime in an interview with NBC.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged that his country seeks the annihilation of the “Netanyahu regime” but denied that it seeks to wipe out Israel.

In an NBC interview on Wednesday, Zarif finessed a series of questions raised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday, including over Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s tweet last year urging the annihilation of Israel, and about his own laying of a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh, the arch-Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the killings of hundreds of Americans.

Zarif said Netanyahu had been fanning “hysteria” since 1992 with the claim that Iran was two years from the bomb. “Once this fear mongering is out, then we can have a deal,” he said. Zarif also denied stalling the IAEA’s efforts to probe alleged nuclear weapons work. He spent much of the extensive interview castigating Israel for a series of alleged vicious crimes, while insisting on Iran’s tolerant and peaceful nature.

It was Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who said in January that the talking points coming out of the Obama administration sounds like the propaganda coming out of Tehran.

It becomes increasingly difficult to tell them apart.

Ralph Peters: ‘Obama is a Spiteful Failure of a President and We Just Have to Get Through the Next 2 Yrs’

Mark Levin and Ralph Peters appeared on Fox News’ Hannity, Tuesday night, to talk about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before congress.

“Past presidents have worked with the Russians and any other government to try and prevent these third world actors from getting a nuclear weapon,” Levin pointed out.

“The problem is our foreign policy is such a shambles there’s nobody to work with.”

The conservative radio host said that he read the World threat assessment of the US intelligence community the government put out, last year. He learned that Tehran has made technical progress in a number of areas including building missiles that are inherently capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction. “Iran  has the largest has the means and motivation to develop longer range missiles including an intercontinental ICBM that hits Europe and the United States,” Levin noted.

“This is no joke and I’m scared to death with this president in office,” said Levin.

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (retired) was also on Hannity tonight to discuss the speech.

“Obama is incapable of learning. We have to recognize that. Six years into his term, he still thinks he can make friends with Iran.”

“It is stunning,” he added. “For Americans, the most important point that Bibi Netanyahu made today was that in the Middle East today, dealing with Iran and the Islamic State, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy. Obama just can’t figure that out.”

“I am convinced Sean – absolutely convinced – that Obama, Kerry and company have accepted that Iran will get a bomb – they just don’t want to happen on his watch. They want a decent interval of denial. And meanwhile as you heard – our president’s — pathetic, spiteful,  rebuttal…” Peters said ruefully. (Obama’s reaction to Netanyahu’s speech, here.)

“Obama is a spiteful failure of a president and we just have to get through the next two years,” Peters declared..

He later noted that “if Israel disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, Obama would not shed a tear.”

“Today when he was being so petty and spiteful and angry about Netanyahu’s speech,” Peters continued, “wouldn’t it have been great to see that kind of flaring anger from Obama about Vladimir Putin’s aggression – or at ISIS’ beheadings – we’ve never seen that kind of anger from him – but he directs it toward Bibi Netanyahu, and I can only say that — I’m ashamed and embarrassed at this president and I am on Israel’s side. I think most Americans are, and the one thing Netanyahu did accomplish today with that masterful, forceful, direct speech, was he made it almost impossible for Senate Democrats – for most of them – to vote for a bad deal.”

Petulant President Schedules Video Conference With Top Western Leaders To Coincide With Netanyahu Speech

When the word got out that Obama’s schedule was too full for him to listen to Netanyahu’s speech today on the existential threat Iran poses, I figured he would be “busy” watching SportsCenter.

But no – this petty, petulant president decided to schedule a video conference with Western leaders at the last minute, ensuring that they missed the speech.

Via Keith Koffler, White House Dossier, the “Spite House” has struck again.

President Obama has added to his schedule an 11:30 am ET video conference with America’s top allies to discuss the situation in Ukraine, ensuring that neither he nor them will watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plea before Congress and the world to reconsider the Iran nuclear deal.

Koffler reports that the conference was scheduled just this morning and included “British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and European Commission President Donald Tusk” with Obama participating in the White House Situation Room.

Of course any one of these world leaders can view the speech later on YouTube, but as Koffler notes, “what a petty insult to Netanyahu.”

Does he think people don’t notice?

Is this the behavior of a confident, mentally stable leader? Sources say no….

Incredible: AIPAC Crowd Cheers Susan Rice — For Policies the WH Opposes

White House Security advisor Susan Rice received raucous applause at AIPAC today – for mentioning policies the Obama administration actively opposes.

During her speech, when she discussed policies that she claimed were not realistic or attainable, the crowd leaped to their feet and cheered. When she offered the Obama administration’s (supposedly) more realistic (and wiser) alternative, you could hear a pin drop. The barely audible smattering you hear is probably pro-Obama press flacks.

Via NRO:

“We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal,” she began. “I know that some of you will be urging Congress to insist that Iran forgo its domestic enrichment capacity entirely –”

With that, Rice was cut off for over twenty seconds by raucous applause, as the crowd rose to its feet in approval of a total ban on Iran’s civilian nuclear program. “But as desirable as that would be, it is neither realistic nor achievable!” she finally continued, claiming that European nations would abandon sanctions altogether if that was the goal. Just seconds later, the crowd again turned on Rice. “I know some would argue we should impose sanctions and just walk away, but let’s remember –” she said.  Cue more rowdy cheering, with Rice at first trying to speak over the crowd before raising her arms in exasperation. “My friends, let’s remember that sanctions have never stopped Iran from advancing its program!” she finally finished.

This really is incredible – and mortifying for Susan Rice.

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Gateway Pundit: Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

 

 

 

Netanyahu’s Full AIPAC Speech: “This is a Bipartisan Issue”

Speaking before approximately 16,000 people at AIPAC, Monday,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the disagreements between Israel and the Obama administration were not personal. “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds,” Netanyahu said.  “I have great respect for both.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of my address to Congress, tomorrow, is to speak up about a potential deal with Iran that could threaten the survival of Israel,” Netanyahu explained.

He pointed out that Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism around the world, and went on to say that he has a “moral obligation” to warn against the dangers of an American nuclear deal with Iran.

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Gateway Pundit:  At Least 34 Democrats Will Boycott Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech on Security of Israel