DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — As outrage grows over the Obama administration’s suspected “ransom payment” to Iran after media reports detailed how a $400 million transfer was timed to coincide with the release of American hostages held by the rogue regime, the top Senate Republican charged with overseeing the Treasury Department is demanding answers.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter Tuesday to Inspector General Eric Thorson posing a number of key questions regarding the legality and propriety of the controversial move.
In the letter, Hatch insisted that the Inspector General identify whether the payment was in compliance with internal Treasury operating procedures, provide certification and/or payment requests connected with the payments, produce evidence payments were not made to individuals or entities that promote terrorism, clarify interest rate formulas and determine to whom and why the payments were made.
A final, signed copy of the letter can be found here.
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