October 15, 2023

Iran Envoy Robert Malley Remains Suspended From Diplomatic Post As GOP Seeks Answers

Republicans are really putting the pressure on now.

They want to get their hands on documents related to the investigation of Robert Malley.

The State Department is being pressured by the GOP to provide Congress with appropriate information regarding its investigation into U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley.

Malley was suspended from his post earlier this year because of an FBI investigation into allegations that he mishandled classified information.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, is tired of waiting around with no new information about Malley having emerged.

Grassley demanded that the State Department provide his office with an "update on the investigation into Malley and a copy of the final report of investigation upon completion of this matter."

"It is critical that a full and thorough review be conducted regarding allegations of Malley’s mishandling of classified information and that the Congress be given information with respect to the basis of the investigation and its results," Grassley wrote. "In order to inform Congress as it conducts oversight on this matter, I request an update on the investigation into Malley and a copy of the final report of investigation upon completion of this matter."

The State Department refused to comment on Grassley's request.

Instead, they just said that Malley "remains on leave."

"We have no further comment due to privacy considerations," the spokesman said. "The Department does not comment on individual security clearances."

Democrats aren't trying to be truthful.

Instead, they're trying to control the narrative.

"It is also problematic that, in the absence of information, there is reporting that ‘the information vacuum has been filled in part by speculative stories in Iranian media outlets,’" Grassley said.

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