Washington, D.C. lawyer Jason Poblete reports that Congress Knew About Hellfire Missile in Cuba, A Year Ago (emphasis added):
Yesterday I was contacted by several Congressional sources who told me that the Obama administration read in several Members and staff, House and Senate, on the incident. No surprise there. With something as serious as losing a missile to a state sponsor of terrorism, the administration is obligated to share with the Congress.
If this turns out to be true, and I have every reason to believe these people, why did Congress sit on the information? Did the administration ask them not to share? Granted, it could be an ongoing law enforcement matter or other investigation; however, with the many and significant Cuba policy changes last year, sitting on this information was not an option.
As I posted yesterday,
- a Hellfire missile
- shipped via commercial carrier to Europe
- in early 2014
- goes missing
- and months later, in June, “Lockheed Martin officials realized the missile was missing”
- but is likely in Cuba
- while the Obama administration is finalizing its easement of relations with the Communist dictatorship
- and the White House carried on with the negotiations.
And Congress knew.
Why did the story surface now? Read the Wall Street Journal story. It is clear as day that it was a leak designed to put a spin out there that this was a mistake. Someone is selling the mistake malarkey. Let’s hope more rational heads in Congress are not buying.
TWO years after the fact, and this is the first time we hear about this.
It gets worse, State Department WON’T DENY that the U.S. sold Hellfire missile to Castro regime