The Washington Examiner reports this morning:
Oh really? Maybe the missing documents aren’t necessary to make a final judgment on the deal. Or not:
“Side deals” don’t count?
More from the Examiner. It’s not just the GOP who is angry that these docs are being withheld:
Two key documents are missing from the Iran nuclear deal submitted to Congress, and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want the Obama administration to hand them over, Chairman Bob Corker said Tuesday.
The Tennessee Republican said he and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland wrote to request the missing documents, which he said deal with an Iranian military facility at Parchin and a side agreement Iran reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Why are they being withheld from Congress?
Here’s a good point. Reset the clock:
Update. State Department spokesman John Kirby won’t say if there are side deals:
From the Free Beacon:
State Department spokesman John Kirby repeatedly refused to answer direct questions from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Wednesday over whether he knew about reported “side deals” between Iran and the nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that would not be subject to scrutiny by Congress or the American public.
“I won’t speak for the IAEA,” Kirby said. “What I can tell you is that all relevant documents to this deal, certainly all those in our possession, have been delivered to Congress. They were delivered over the weekend, and they’ll have access to everything that we have access to.”
Well this doesn’t sound very transparent.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.