With all the drama going on with "disappeared" Interpol Chief. I found a few interesting actions from Obamas years in office regarding Interpol.
source daily caller 2010
The Obama administration has now done what no previous administration would do–indeed, what the Reagan administration purposefully avoided doing: freeing Interpol, the international police force, from legal constraints that protect the liberty and privacy of Americans.
In the dead of the night on Dec. 16, 2010 as Washington wound down for the Christmas holiday, President Obama signed an executive order giving Interpol and its agents in the United States for the first time full diplomatic immunity. In effect, his action–taken without any explanation–freed Interpol from the constraints that currently bind U.S. law enforcement. Interpol’s assets and property are now immune from search and seizure and its archived documents permanently out of reach of American citizens, courts or the Congress.
Also interesting is the mention of Interpol's US headquaters in the Justice Dept.
Source pjmedia Dec 2009
Andy McCarthy, former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, notes at National Review that the limitations that Obama removed are "what prevents law-enforcement and its controlling government authority from becoming tyrannical."
A paragraph later, McCarthy describes Obama's actions in the starkest of terms:
This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.
Some bloggers covering this story are noting that the law enforcement agency to which Obama has extended such extraordinary powers to has had a dismal past.
Then there is this article from November 2016
Interpol’s election of a Chinese president and Russian vice president has human rights watchdogs scratching their heads.
Interpol announced the election results for its new chief, China’s Vice Minister for Public Security Meng Hongwei, on Twitter on Thursday. Meng is the first Chinese official to take the helm of the organization. Hongwei’s career history, and his country’s questionable human rights and policing record, have already drawn criticisms from day one.
Meng is becoming Interpol president in the midst of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s major anti-corruption drive across China. Meng’s election, coupled China hosting Interpol’s 86th general assembly in 2017, could be a big PR score for Xi’s anti-graft campaign. Over 1 million officials in China have been punished in the past three years, BBC reported. But critics worry Xi is using the drive to consolidate power and target political rivals.
Interpol’s president is primarily a symbolic figurehead, but Meng can still drive the organization’s strategy and set guidance for its general assembly body. Interpol also has a secretary general; that job currently is held by Jürgen Stock, who chairs the organization’s executive committee. With 190 members, Interpol is the second-largest international organization after the U.N.
And just to round things out, Interpol also elected a Russian official, Maj. Gen. Alexander Prokopchuk, as its vice president on Thursday. Russia, like China, isn’t known for having a particularly fair and just police force. Prokopchuk has been with Russia’s Interior Ministry since 2003.
Here is the kicker from this link Jeff Sessions and the DOJ are legally controlled by Interpol.
OBAMA QUIETLY CHANGED THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS GIVING INTERPOL IMMUNITY TO THE UNITED STATES COURTS. Why? I know why!
Obama administration officials say that the new executive order doesn’t allow INTERPOL to do any more than they were allowed to do once Reagan recognized them as a public international organization. Though clearly the Executive Order does prohibit US law enforcement from searching and seizing INTERPOL records, officials say, those provisions can be waived by the president if need be.
Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files that will be beyond the scrutiny of Congress, American law enforcement, the media, and the American people?
The Examiner has asked for but not yet received from the White House press office an explanation of why the president signed this executive order and who among his advisers was involved in the process leading to his doing so.
Unless the White House can provide credible reasons to think otherwise, it seems clear that Executive Order 12425’s consequences could be far-reaching and disastrous. To cite only the most obvious example, giving Interpol free rein to act within this country could subject U.S. military, diplomatic, and intelligence personnel to the prospect of being taken into custody and hauled before the International Criminal Court as “war criminals.”
In light of this information, Bolton's latest statement regarding the International Criminal Court makes me believe Trump knows exactly whats going on.
Trump right to challenge international court
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James Comey visits Interpol video from Sept. 2015
In this video Comey states, "I will be here for just about another 8 years." Ha, no you wont!
Article on FBI Comey Interpol Visit
“However, this is not possible without the support and input from agencies such as the FBI, and I look forward to our working even more closely in the future to the benefit of the global law enforcement community and citizens worldwide,” concluded the INTERPOL Chief.
Connecting the FBI to the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) image database hosted at the INTERPOL General Secretariat, which helps coordinate global efforts against online child abuse, was also identified as an important area for future cooperation and to avoid duplication of effort.
The ICSE database helps identify an average of eight victims of child sexual abuse every day. More than 7,600 victims and 3,800 offenders have been identified thanks to the global collaboration of specialized law enforcement officers using the ICSE database.
In 2009 we were warned in this article The UN and Interpol How the UN will gain power
The links between Interpol and the UN are very strong, if not interwoven. Interpol spokesmen say that Interpol can give “teeth and real impact to Security Council Resolutions”.
According to Interpol’s Article 2, Interpol is looking for “new opportunities” to expand its operations within the UN. In other words, Interpol is to be the police eyes and ears of the UN worldwide.