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"Material Support" didn't seem to apply to scores of current and former U.S. politicians that advocated for and got paid to speak on behalf of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which was on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations until September 2012.

 

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The Supreme Court in 2010 decided that "material support" laws Congress passed to criminalize aiding terrorist groups includes "Advocacy performed in coordination with, or at the direction of, a foreign terrorist organization." Yet this didn't seem to apply to scores of current and former U.S. politicians that advocated for and got paid to speak on behalf of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which was on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations until September 2012.

 

Here's what former Governor Ed Rendell told journalist Daniel Denvir when confronted about his illegal support for MEK:

 

"If you indict me, I hope you know, you have to indict 67 other Americans who did the same thing, including seven generals ... [who] served in Iraq. You'd have to indict James Jones, President Obama's first NSC chief adviser, you'd have to indict former Attorney General [Michael] Mukasey, former FBI Director Louis Freeh ... the whole kit and caboodle." That caboodle is voluminous and high-powered, including Tom Ridge, UN Ambassador John Bolton, Rudolph Giuliani and Howard Dean, among others.

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