The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

Article posted on August 3rd, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Nuke talks Obama and Iran by Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.comEDITOR’S COMMENT: This is really another example of the failure of Congress to exercise it’s supposed oversight. Where is the Republican ‘leadership’ on this issue. Sure, they are complaining to the press, and their followers, but not actually doing anything specific. Since this issue is a real concern to all Americans, why are the Republicans not threatening to stop the everyday functions of Congress, until these documents are released. They have threatened shutdown on many lesser issues!

By Tim Mak

Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama administration trying to bury this material?

Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information.

But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documents—items dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading.

The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a congressional review of the nuclear deal. Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified.

“The unclassified items… should be public. This is going to be the most important foreign policy decision that this Congress will make,” a Republican Senate aide told The Daily Beast. “This is the administration that once said it would be the most transparent administration in history. They’re not acting like it.”

“Many in Congress view the administration’s tactic of co-mingling unclassified documents with classified documents and requiring congressional staffers to have secret clearances just to view certain unclassified documents as an attempt by the administration to limit open debate,” a second senior Republican congressional staffer said.

Congress passed a law called the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, also known as Corker-Cardin, requiring the administration to formally submit the Iran nuclear deal, an unclassified verification assessment with any secret annexes, and other relevant materials to Congress.

The intention of that provision was for unclassified materials to be freely available so that an open debate on the public interest could occur. Members of Congress are pointing out that this is not what is happening—and are urging the Obama administration to allow their release.     (my emphasis)

READ all of Tim Mak’s comments from The Daily Beast here.

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