Amid an FBI investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified information, embattled U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley has been offered plum academic gigs at two Ivy League colleges.
Princeton and Yale universities both announced Tuesday that Malley will join their staff while he is on extended leave from the State Department after his security clearance was yanked under mysterious circumstances. Neither school mentioned in their announcements that Malley is currently the focus of an FBI investigation.
At Princeton, Malley will work alongside former Iranian official Seyed Mousavian, a nuclear policy specialist at the school who came under fire last year for bragging about the Islamic Republic’s efforts to assassinate former Trump administration official, Brian Hook, Malley’s predecessor at the State Department.
Malley’s entry into the Ivy League is already raising eyebrows within Congress and Washington, D.C.’s foreign policy community, particularly since the sidelined diplomat is still entangled in an unresolved FBI probe. Neither school responded to a Washington Free Beacon request for comment on whether Malley’s alleged security lapses gave them pause.
Malley will lend both schools his expertise after spending the past two years in the Biden administration working to secure a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear deal, efforts that included waiving sanctions on Tehran to give it access to potentially billions in frozen funds.