AAF Sends FOIA on US Envoy to Iran

October 11, 2023

Advancing American Freedom filed a FOIA with the State Department requesting information pertaining to the hiring of Robert Malley, regarding his talks with terrorist organization, Hamas and if this was considered in his appointment to special envoy to Iran by the Biden administration.

“After the brutal attacks by Hamas or allies and the American people deserve full accountability about Robert Malley’s conversations with Hamas and Iran,” said AAF General Counsel J. Marc Wheat. “In 2008, President Obama’s campaign fired him after Malley’s talks with Hamas were discovered, and this summer was placed on unpaid leave in his current position as special envoy to Iran while he is under investigation of mishandling of classified material. The American people deserve transparency for any officials who represent the United States, and if they were negotiating with terrorist groups like Hamas. This FOIA request is needed to establish what and when the State Department hiring officials knew about in their hiring of Robert Malley.”

The FOIA request can be found here.