A group of prominent Republicans may have actually committed a crime
last month when they traveled to Paris to speak to an Iranian opposition
group that the US has deemed to be terrorists.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Homeland Security
Secretary Tom Ridge, former national security adviser Fran Townsend and
former Attorney General Michael Mukasey all attended a forum organized by supporters of Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK).
The MEK is a communist group that helped Saddam Hussein
carry out attacks against Iraq's Shiite population in the 1990s. The
group attacked Americans in Iran in the 1980s and helped with the 1979
takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.
The US designated the MEK a foreign terrorist organization in January 2009.