Documents uncovered by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform indicate that the White House probably shouldn’t have been so surprised. Among the many pieces of evidence that the administration knew and approved of the deal:
-- A Commerce Department official wished Hunt Oil officials “a fruitful visit to Kurdistan.”
-- A Hunt Oil general manager said he met with nine State Department officials and none expressed opposition.
-- Five days after the announcement of the deal, a State Department official told Hunt officials about another “good opportunity in Iraq.”
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