Tehran demanded that the Obama administration not only go along with signing a "secret document" that would lift international sanctions on Iranian banks, but that in addition, Secretary of State John Kerry would kiss the Ayatollah Khamenei's butt in Times Square at noon on a Tuesday.
Obama agreed to the terms but Kerry refused and stood his ground. Eventually, the administration saw it his way and allowed for the tougher negotiation.
So the deal culminated in the international sanctions being removed but a tough refusal by the secretary of state in kissing the holy butt cheeks while shouting "Allahu Akbar!"
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called on Obama to provide "an immediate explanation," to which the president replied: "Americans will never allow another country to publicly humiliate them. No secretary of state has ever, in American history, kissed the butt of a foreign leader, much less the leader of a known terrorist nation. We may make certain deals with Iran that might allow them to eventually procure a nuclear weapon, but we will never, never have our secretary of state kiss their butt in Times Square. It simply will never happen. Not on my watch."
According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama's snuffy brigade agreed to support the removal of UN sanctions on the banks long before the 2023 date agreed upon in the nuclear deal. The early sanction removal on Bank Sepah (aka Bank of Death to America) and Bank Sepah International (aka Bank of Death to America and Death to Israel) was part of a broader list of "tightly scripted agreements," along with the prisoner exchange and $1.7 billion in cash that people with an IQ above room temperature know is ransom.
Ryan said the covert move violated the deal, and although he is undoubtedly correct, he has totally disregarded the fact that, like with the Comey refusal to indict Clinton, nothing will change and all Congress seems to do is complain.
"This story grows more disturbing with each passing day," Ryan said in his statement. "It now appears that on the same day American hostages were freed from Iran, the administration not only agreed to the $1.7 billion cash ransom payment, but violated a key term of the nuclear deal by prematurely lifting ballistic missile sanctions."
Obama's administration downplayed the details as old news. That's why they usually release big stories on Friday that can incriminated them, so by Monday, it's old news.
Simply because liberals lack good object permanence does not make an issue unimportant because it's old news. Republicans need to refer to these issues as "cold cases."