Trump May Release Iran Nuke Deal Docs to Embarrass Obama!

According to the Daily Beast the private files outlining hidden agreements made as part of the Iran nuke deal may be released in one of President Trump’s first actions in office.

Senior officials who will be part of the Trump administration are already discussing what so-far-unseen information about the Iran agreement they will be able to make public after January, according to an individual who has participated in those conversations.

Last month Bloomberg View reported the Trump team was looking at declassifying and releasing potentially “embarrassing” Iran nuke deal-related documents that the Obama administration had made classified, including documents linking Iran to Sunni terror groups and outlining cash transfers to Iran

Earlier Bloomberg view described other potentially embarrassing documents that the administration classified to save face, including an intelligence assessment written to excuse the U.S. collapse on Iran disclosing past nuclear work, which began by imagining a world in which Iran will fully cooperate with the deal for the next 20 years, and then went from there.

But there are dozens of other Iran nuke deal-related documents which are not even classified secret, but which the Obama administration has nonetheless refused to release. There are broad suspicions those documents contain embarrassing concessions to Iran: both additional U.S. obligations and exemptions for Iranian obligations. As a technical matter, it would be straightforward to release those documents. As a political matter, the Obama administration has consistently had trouble explaining why the public shouldn’t see them.

Apparently there is a growing momentum in Trump circles and across Congress to release those unclassified documents early in the next administration, per the Daily Beast:

Senior officials who will be part of the Trump administration are already discussing what so-far-unseen information about the Iran agreement they will be able to make public after January, according to an individual who has participated in those conversations.

Releasing Iran nuke deal  documents would be celebrated by the lawmakers who have opposed the agreement, especially those who opposed it feeling that congress and the American people were forced to vote without all the information they were promised…

 

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