Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Reuters) / Reuters
Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Trump's National Security Picks Want to Air Obama's Iran Secrets
For years, many Republicans and conservatives have charged that President Barack Obama was shielding embarrassing intelligence and policy details about Iran in order to support the nuclear deal reached last year.
With Donald Trump's upset victory, the party of Lincoln will have an opportunity to declassify and disclose this information. While no decisions have been made, two early picks to Trump's cabinet suggest this is going to happen.
Let's start with retired general Michael Flynn, the next president's choice to be national security adviser. Flynn served for two years as Obama's director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014. Just as relevant, however, is that in 2011 he ran a team at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that reviewed the troves of material captured in the 2011 Osama bin Laden raid.
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WNU Editor: There is a precedent for this. When then Senator Obama was campaigning in 2008 against President Bush's policies on waterboarding and enhanced interrogation .... one of the first things that he when he took office was to declassify and release the legal memos that justified and revoked these practices. 8 years later it looks like the Republicans are about to do the same thing to him.