Obama administration officials are orchestrating an international campaign to encourage businesses and governments to reengage in the Iranian marketplace, prompting accusations from leading members of Congress that the White House is behaving as the Islamic Republic’s top global “lobbying shop,” according to conversations with lawmakers and multiple sources tracking the issue.
State Department Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said on Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry will not ask the Office of the Inspector General to investigate who ordered a video of a press briefing to be edited.
The Obama administration will not commit to halting its effort to help Iran access the U.S. dollar, despite past commitments to do so, according to a new congressional inquiry obtained by the Washington Free Beacon into the Treasury Department’s refusal to uphold its past promises.
Documents are now showing the State Department missed a deadline set by itself for establishing a special document review unit last year for the Benghazi terrorist attack investigation, Fox News reports.
The Obama administration is facing accusations it has been misleading Congress about the amount and destination of sanctions relief being provided to Iran as part of last summer’s nuclear agreement, according to lawmakers and congressional sources, who expressed anger at the administration over a range of contradictory facts being offered about the payouts.
A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday.