Carney Won’t Say Whether White House Is Seeking to Bypass Congress on Iran Deal

‘I think it’s a little early to discuss that’

Carney Won’t Say Whether White House Seeking to Bypass Congress on Iran Deal (Washington Free Beacon)

White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn’t directly answer a question Wednesday about whether the White House is seeking to bypass Congress on a deal with Iran to roll back economic sanctions.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday that the administration has explored such options. The issue of sanctions relief for Iran has been one of intense infighting among Democrats, with key lawmakers pushing to increase economic penalties and the Obama administration trying to roll them back.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Carney if the White House could strike a deal with Iran without Congress’ say-so.

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