Source: by Rich Welsh
According to a Department of Justice (DOJ) official, there’s been some plotting going on between two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force to assassinate former Trump administration security advisor John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.
The source said that the DOJ has “indictable evidence” against the Iranians but the Biden administration won’t budge on publicly speaking out about these men afraid that it could screw up the nuclear deal with Iran, the negotiations of which are coming to the finish line in Vienna, Austria.
Wait! I thought the Iran nuclear deal was a done deal? Didn’t Lurch, er, John Kerry seal that deal under the Obama-Biden administration? Here’s something CNN won’t tell you. The Iran deal that Kerry got done was never signed by Iran. The nuclear deal with the #1 state sponsor of terrorism was non-binding because they never agreed to it in the end. I would not be surprised if Kerry got so gung-ho giving everything away and getting nothing in return for the United States or the world that he threw in that they didn’t even have to sign it, and just let the Obama administration do the lying, er, the talking.
Former President Donald Trump rightly pulled the US out of that disastrous deal. Why not? Iran violated the deal they never signed numerous times by then. They never had any intentions of stopping their nuclear program.
Again, the DOJ source said that the seriousness of the plot and the evidence the American government has required a public indictment, the sooner the better.
Bolton doesn’t need to go overseas to be attacked as the details of the plot to kill Bolton involve substantial Iranian reconnaissance work and the intention of recruiting and hiring an assassin on US soil.
US intelligence learned of the plot early on and it stoked high-level concern that resulted in full-time Secret Service protection being given either late 2021 or early 2022. The FBI was also used to protect Bolton while working to disrupt the plot.
In early January 2022, National security adviser Jake Sullivan gave a warning to Iran that the United States will protect officials “serving the United States now and those who formerly served.”
On January 28, it was reported that the Secret Service was deployed to Bolton’s suburban DC neighborhood and that the neighbors were roused by the attention. The former national security adviser still has a Secret Service detail. Anonymous government officials told “Forbes” that recent intel says the Iranian threats against Bolton, and former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, are active, specific, and very credible.
The DOJ source said intelligence, FBI agents, and prosecutors are pissed that there haven’t been any indictments and they believe it’s political.
Iranian leaders specifically hate Bolton and Pompeo because they believe they were the two leading forces of influence of former President Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy with sanctions against the terror regime. That should be a sign to the Biden administration that the sanctions worked, but these nimrods think appeasement is the way to go. Unreal!
The Revolutionary Guard’s top motive to take out Bolton and Pompeo is to get even with the US over the January 2020 drone assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Force commander. Soleimani was taken out as a response to his many attacks on American citizens in the Middle East.
It’s difficult to fathom that Joe Biden wants to continue with the Iran nuclear deal without even mentioning the assassination plots against two former US officials. That’s even worse than Kerry giving up everything Iran wanted for nothing in return. At least there were no assassination plots in the air when Kerry sold America out to the Iranians.
The agreement between Iran, the United States, and the other five JCPOA parties is expected to be restored very soon. Iran negotiators, it was reported, have strongly argued for the designation on the Revolutionary Guard as terrorists, placed by the Trump administration, be lifted. With that designation comes punishments in the form of not being able to obtain foreign investments to pay for its domestic interests.