Washington Free Beacon: Obama Admin Hid Details of Multi-Million Dollar Cash Payout to Iran From Congress
Classified details never disclosed to leading lawmakers on intel committee
The Obama administration took steps to withhold from lawmakers the details of a $400 million cash payout to Iran and continues to rebuke inquiries from Congress for information about how another $1.3 billion in taxpayer funds was awarded to the Islamic Republic, according to multiple conversations with congressional sources apprised of the matter.
U.S. officials familiar with the recent transfer of $400 million in hard currency to Iran withheld details of the exchange from Congress during briefings in classified and unclassified settings, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
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WNU Editor: Not many in the Justice Department were happy with this deal .... Justice Department Officials Raised Objections on U.S. Cash Payment to Iran (WSJ). And as to why the details were kept from Congress .... to me it is obvious .... the optics of sending a plane filled with cash to Tehran, and then the same plane being used to bring these American hostages back (which apparently some are now speculating happened) would be beyond horrible .... hence the refusal by the White House to answer any more questions on this news story.
Update: Congress wants answers .... GOP senator wants details on Iran 'ransom' (The Hill).