Pick your issue. If it’s in opposition to Obama, you’re likely labeled a bigot or a conspiracy theorist. Both of those labels are rather interesting when applied to who the Obama State Department and at least one White House official recently chose to meet with – at least one 9/11 truther and several anti-Semitic leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.
It’s now being reported that a delegation from the Revolutionary Council of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood that visited the U.S. State Department recently, also met a White House official during the visit. At least one of the members of the delegation is also a 9/11 truther; his name is Abdul Mawgoud Dardery. Indications are that the Obama administration wanted to keep the delegation’s visit under the radar but members of the delegation don’t seem to be much interested in that.
The trip made news last month when the Council’s Executive Secretary Waleed Sharaby posted a photo of himself flashing the four-fingered Muslim Brotherhood salute in front of the State Department logo, on Facebook. Now, thanks to an interview al-Dardery in Arabic, there is at least one official from the White House who met with the delegation as well.
Al-Dardery now claims that in addition to these State Department representatives, a member of the White House also participated in the sit-down.
“The trip started for the [Egyptian] community in New York and New Jersey,” al-Dardery said in a recent interview with the Arabic language pro-Muslim Brotherhood El Sharq TV. “Then during the trip we undertook to meet with some from the ‘establishment,’ the administration, in the United States. And we met at the State Department and there was a representative there from the White House.”
A State Department official said that it could not speak to the White House’s involvement in any meetings and referred any questions to it. The White House declined multiple requests for comment about the meeting and whether it was involved.
In April of 2012, al-Dardery was part of another delegation that visited with White House officials. One of the people in his delegation was Sondos Asem (aka Sondos Chalabi), the daughter of Muslim Sisterhood leader Manal Abu Hassan. In that capacity, Hassan was one of 63 such leaders. Two others included the wife of Mohammed Mursi, who would later become the President of Egypt, and Saleha Mahmoud (Abedin), mother of close Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin.
At a White House Press Briefing that was taking place during the visit, a reporter asked then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about why the Muslim Brotherhood delegation was said to have been meeting with “low level” White House staffers when in reality, they met with Samantha Power and Steve Simon, the Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council and National Security Council Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa, respectively. Carney, having to concede that Power and Simon were not “low level”, hemmed and hawed before pointing to Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and State Department Deputy Secretary Bill Burns as even more senior people who met with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Those are interesting names because more than one year later, McCain, Graham and Burns would all make trips to Egypt after the overthrow of Mursi in a visibly panicked and ultimately failed attempt to negotiate for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
As for Power, she is the wife of infamous Obama Czar Cass Sunstein and has since been promoted to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Was it Power or someone else this time, who met with an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Revolutionary Council, which operates out of Turkey – with the support of the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu – and whose goal is to overthrow the Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi Government in Egypt?