Ted Cruz ‘Deeply Concerned’ That the Obama Administration is ‘Withholding Information’ from Congress

Obama’s plan on how to handle Russia’s increasing aggression is apparently to do nothing, and to withhold information from Congress about it. But if Ted Cruz has his way, Obama won’t be able to hide anymore.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has accused the Obama administration of withholding information from Congress pertinent to Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Cruz, a member of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee and a Republican 2016 presidential contender, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday demanding that he release a classified Pentagon report to Congress. He has requested a response from the White House no later than Sept. 1.

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“I am deeply concerned that the Obama administration has been withholding information it is obligated to provide to Congress to protect what it considers to be the president’s ‘legacy achievements’ — such as New START and the recent nuclear deal with Iran,” Cruz told the Washington Free Beacon.

The State Department has confirmed that Russia has violated the treaty but has not released any specifics. According to the Free Beacon, U.S. officials have said it involves a cruise missile called the R-500.

“Grave concerns of Russian compliance exist beyond the R-500 cruise missile, as Russia has potentially mislabeled intermediate missiles as intercontinental ballistic missiles, and fielded air defense systems that possess ground-to-ground ballistic capability,” Cruz wrote in his letter. “If true, these would not only constitute clear violations of the INF treaty, but present a material threat to the United States and our allies.”

According to the Free Beacon, the Obama administration is blocking a Pentagon report that supposedly outlines the country’s responses to an INF Treaty violation.

Who cares if yet another country poses a major threat to the United States? Obama has more important things to worry about… like golf. And vacations at Martha’s Vineyard.

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