The Obama administration is hiding 17 unclassified documents that are part of the Iran nuclear deal, according to a new report.
The Daily Beast reports a cache of 18 documents are sitting in Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities (SCIFs) in the U.S. Capitol complex. Seventeen of the documents, however, are unclassified — which raises the question of why they are being stored in containers normally reserved for classified information.
The arrangement of placing classified and unclassified documents together has confused lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill.
“The unclassified items … should be public. This is going to be the most important foreign policy decision that this Congress will make,” a Republican Senate aide told The Daily Beast. “This is the administration that once said it would be the most transparent administration in history. They’re not acting like it.”