The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access to the US financial system

11:46 AM ET Wed, 6 June 2018

The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal. The administration did so despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. "The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran," said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.