Monday's HOT MIC

Monday's HOT MIC

Any second now, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to make an announcement on the nuclear agreement with Iran, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly called a "bad deal."

Via Investing.com:

Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran's compliance with the 2015 deal. Monday is the deadline, and a senior U.S. official said last week the administration was very likely to say Iran was adhering to the agreement although Trump has reservations about it.

"The secretary of state will have an announcement very shortly on that deal," Spicer told reporters. "I think you all know that the president has made very clear that he thought this was a bad deal, a bad deal for the United States."

Tillerson was expected to certify the deal, albeit with Trump's misgivings -- but rumor has it that a last minute change in policy has been made. Tillerson is presently conferring with the president in the Oval Office and an announcement is imminent.

It appears that the president has been paying attention to the advice of former UN ambassador John Bolton:

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