An Army veteran wounded by an Iran-made bomb slammed the Obama administration in the wake of a report that it granted a license letting Iran access the United States financial system and then misled the public about it.

According to a draft report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, in 2016 the Treasury Department authorized Iran to convert $5.7 billion in Omani rials to euros through "any United States depository institution."

When two U.S. banks declined to execute the conversion, Iran is believed to have used European banks to convert the funds instead, the committee said.


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Retired Staff Sgt. Robert Bartlett, who was seriously wounded in Iraq in 2005 by a roadside bomb made in Iran, called out the previous administration for talking tough on Iran and then allowing the Islamic republic to skirt sanctions that remained in place after the 2015 nuclear agreement.

"If I did anything like that, [gave] any kind of financial support to a terrorist organization, I'd be in prison," Bartlett said on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. "Double standard. That's why Trump was elected."

Bartlett also called out the mainstream media for ignoring the report after ABC News, CBS News and NBC News dedicated no primetime coverage to the story, according to the Media Research Center.

"The American public needs to know the truth, no matter what it is," Bartlett said. "The truth matters, and the public need to know about it, so they can hold politicians [accountable]."


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