Biden Admin Offi­cial Alleged­ly Part Of ‘Covert Cam­paign’ To Under­mine Iran­ian Oppo­si­tion: Report

Biden Admin Official Allegedly Part Of ‘Covert Campaign’ To Undermine Iranian Opposition: Report

A Pen­ta­gon aide born in Iran was accused in a report sent to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden this week of being part of a “covert cam­paign” inside the U.S. that aimed to under­mine influ­en­tial crit­ics of Iran.
The aide, Ari­ane Tabatabai, has kept her secu­ri­ty clear­ance after an explo­sive report was pub­lished in Semafor ear­li­er this fall that alleged that she was part of an Iran­ian spy ring that infil­trat­ed “some of the most sen­si­tive posi­tions in the U.S. gov­ern­ment.”
The oper­a­tion began in 2014 when Iran cre­at­ed the Iran Experts Ini­tia­tive (IEI), a pro­pa­gan­da and influ­ence oper­a­tion that recruit­ed top tal­ent from Ira­ni­ans liv­ing abroad to help Iran obtain a favor­able nuclear deal. The group report­ed to an offi­cial from the Islam­ic Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards Corps (IRGC), which is a …