In its typically non-partisan approach, the Washington Times is reporting about a Treasury Department investigation into political lobbying for the Iranian terrorist group MEK.
Who is the MEK? According to the Treasury Department:
“But the MEK is a designated terrorist group, therefore U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with or providing services to this group,” the spokesman said.
Designated terrorist groups are subject to sanctions and the spokesman, added that “the Treasury Department takes sanctions enforcement seriously and routinely investigates potential violations of sanctions laws.”
It’s against the law for an American to engage in a financial transaction with any group on the terrorism list, but it certainly hasn’t stopped Republican gubernatorial candidate Neil Livingstone, whose willingness to support those who sponsor terrorism was not limited to a certain colonel from Libya.
Once the Washington Times story broke today, foreign correspondent Laura Rozen specifically called out Livingstone on her Twitter feed:
I’m not sure what makes me most uncomfortable with Livingstone: an absolute lack of scruples that has allowed him to profit from dictators and terrorists or his penchant for threatening to declare war on enemies, both domestic and imagined, if elected governor.