The New York Times reported many in the White House believe an agreement designed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons would be the most important foreign policy accomplishment of the Obama presidency. But if a deal is struck, the paper said, Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.
The Times revealed a secret Treasury Department study concluded the president can suspend most of the sanctions currently imposed on Iran without a congressional vote. Many critics contend removing the sanctions would only boost Iran’s covert attempt to develop nuclear weapons, regardless of what promises the Islamic republic might make.
Who gave the president the power to bypass Congress?
Congress did, according to Andrew C. McCarthy, political analyst, best-selling author, former adviser to the deputy secretary of defense and former assistant U.S. attorney in New York.
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