Everything you need to know about our current Venezuela policy can be understood by looking at who Trump has put in charge to lead it. Elliot “lying to Congress and denying mass killings” Abrams is a well-known actor  for those who worry about the U.S.’s role in destabilizing Central America over the last few decades. After pleading guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress in relation to his significant involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, Abrams was pardoned by President George Bush. Given Abrams track record, not only should he not be leading U.S. policy anywhere, but we should be very worried about what appointing him means for the Trump Administration’s possible objectives for Venezuela policy.