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US President Barack Obama smiles at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Flashback: When Obama Officials Lied to Congress About Iran’s Access to U.S. Banks

A bombshell report released Wednesday by the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that the Obama administration secretly plotted to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system as a sweetener for the 2015 nuclear deal. This effectively helped Iran evade sanctions that were not lifted as part of the JCPOA, as it is formally known. The report also details how Obama officials blatantly lied to Congress and the American people about this special arrangement.

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Colonel: ‘A Good Deal of Evidence’ Ransom Was Paid For Sgt. Bergdahl

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, a Green Beret war hero, told lawmakers that the government retaliated against him, in part, because he told Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) that the Obama administration paid a ransom that ended up stolen for accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.