Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, and Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04), Chairman of the Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules Subcommittee, today launched an investigation into allegations that the Obama Administration impeded Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigations against Hezbollah in order to facilitate the Iran Deal.
“Hezbollah is a brutal terrorist group and it would be unconscionable for American policy to deliberately empower such a nefarious organization,” DeSantis said. “Allegations that the Obama Administration purposefully undermined law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah in order to save the disastrous Iran Deal need to be swiftly and fully investigated by Congress.”

Jordan said, “The allegations that Obama’s DOJ possibly halted the wheels of justice for the sake of an illegal deal cementing his political legacy is both unnerving and unacceptable. We need answers.”

Read the letter that DeSantis and Jordan sent here. DeSantis and Jordan are asking the Department of Justice to provide to the committee by January 8, 2018 all documents or communications relating to interference with law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah.