Sessions to investigate support for Hezbollah

Barack Obama and Jeff Sessions.
Barack Obama and Jeff Sessions after Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast February 2, 2012. Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool / Getty Images

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is launching "Project Cassandra" — a coordinated a team that will investigate individuals and entities that help Hezbollah, the Islamist group in Lebanon which Iran supports, per Reuters.

Why it matters: The Obama administration reportedly backed off and even hampered a Drug Enforcement Administration campaign targeting Hezbollah’s trafficking in order to secure the Iran nuclear deal, as Politico reported last month. Trump has said the deal gave Iran too many concessions, and critics will slam Sessions’ move as partisan.