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Obama's National Security Council Spokesman Accuses Trump, Israelis of 'Cooking Up' Intel

Obama's National Security Council Spokesman Accuses Trump, Israelis of 'Cooking Up' Intel
Tommy Vietor attends Politicon at The Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)

Tommy Vietor, the co-host of “Pod Save America” and founder of, was the spokesman for former President Barack Obama’s National Security Council from 2011-2013.

Today, Vietor tweeted what appears to be an accusation that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump falsified the trove of evidence about Iran’s covert nuclear weapons program which Netanyahu presented to the public yesterday.

The evidence Netanyahu presented — more than 100,000 copies of original documents taken from a secret Iranian warehouse — revealed that Iran had concealed a tremendous amount of information about its nuclear program from the public.

Not only did the evidence prove Iran has violated the nuclear deal (JCPOA) it had signed with Obama, it proved that Iran has been lying to IAEA inspectors and the international community for over two decades.

As a member of the media, Vietor has long been a cheerleader for the JCPOA. And Vietor has maintained this stance even after his NSC co-worker Ben Rhodes — the former deputy national security advisor — admitted in 2016 that he lied to members of the media to win public support for the JCPOA.

Yesterday’s massive intelligence revelation by Netanyahu likely means Trump will exit the JCPOA in the days ahead. Perhaps more importantly for Vietor, however, it means that everyone involved in the crafting and selling of the JCPOA will come under serious scrutiny in the months and years ahead regarding who knows what, and when, about the entirety of Iran’s nuclear program.

Congressional subpoenas look to be in Tommy Vietor’s future. Nevertheless, he chose to tweet this today:

That sure sounds like an accusation that Trump and Netanyahu falsified a tremendous amount of evidence to exit the JCPOA.

Again, this is the former spokesman for Obama’s National Security Council. We have been presented with literally tons of evidence of Iranian malfeasance from the United States’ closest, most trusted ally. But Vietor is making the case that Americans should instead trust Iran’s position on this latest development.

After this statement from Vietor, how comfortable are you knowing that he was your source for NSC information for over two years?

Knowing that Vietor helped sell the JCPOA’s adoption, how confident do you feel about our national security if Trump doesn’t dump the deal?

Remember, the Obama administration also shuttered a major investigation into Iran-backed Hezbollah terror operatives trafficking drugs on American soil for the purposes of selling the JCPOA.

Follow PJMedia Editor David Steinberg on Twitter: @DavidSPJM

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