Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The White House Will Not Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion In Taxpayer Funds
Washington Free Beacon: Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds
Mystery still surrounds payout to Iran.
The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.
The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.
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WNU Editor: The Obama administration is insisting that this was a straightforward settlement of an old debt that would have cost America more to contest .... OK .... but why the secrecy? Why no details?