House Votes to Pull Salary of Shady, Former Biden Special Envoy to Iran, Rob Malley



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The scandals just seem to pile up with the Biden administration. One that has reemerged this week relates to the Biden State Department and Iran; specifically, Rob Malley, the former special envoy to Iran, who is under investigation by Congressional Republicans for what appear to be shady activities relating to how he handled sensitive classified documents. RedState has closely followed the developments in the story that stretch back to July 2023.


BACKGROUND: 

Congressional Republicans Find Evidence Biden’s Iran Envoy Downloaded and Shared Classified Docs

Why Is Alleged Iranian Operative Ariane Tabatabai Still Working in the Pentagon?

What Was the Role of the Iranian Spy Ring in the US Government in the ‘Intelligence Blunder’ With Hamas?

Finally, Congress Is Investigating Iran Envoy Rob Malley, Whose Closest Advisors Are Linked to Tehran

State Dept. Grilled About New Biden Scandal: Rob Malley, Iran, Classified Docs, Even ‘Treason’ Question Raised


In the latest twist of the tale, on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a bipartisan vote a measure forbidding the State Department from either rehiring him as a diplomat or bringing him back as a consultant, as part of the appropriations bill set to be voted on Friday, according to reports:

via the NY Post:

House lawmakers voted on a bipartisan basis Thursday to move forward with a measure that would bar disgraced ex-Iran special envoy Rob Malley from receiving a State Department salary.

The lower chamber voted 218-188 to deny any funding for the State Department to pay for the reinstatement or re-employment of Malley, who is currently on leave and being investigated by the FBI for allegedly disclosing classified material.

Eleven Democrats joined 207 Republicans to vote in favor of the amendment, which was introduced by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY).

Another 188 House Democrats opposed the measure, while 31 lawmakers did not vote.

The amendment is part of an appropriations bill — slated for final passage on Friday — that doles out more than $51 billion to fund the State Department and related programs.

In a related story you likely didn’t hear much about from the legacy media, on Wednesday, the House voted on a similar move to pull Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ salary, which you won’t be surprised to hear was practically along party lines (193-173), with one Republican crossing the aisle. Since there’s little stomach among Dems to holding Mayorkas responsible for, well, much of anything, the Senate will swiftly excise this bit during reconciliation.

I found this factoid amusing, while we’re on the topic: Although it did not pass, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) cheekily put forward an amendment to leave Mayorkas with a symbolic paycheck … of exactly one dollar. 

That said, the House investigation into Malley’s alleged machinations regarding Iran continues, and we should be hearing more about where it goes from here before long. Stay tuned.

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