Despite plane full of cash to Iran, White House denies ransom deal

USA Today

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Revelations that a plane carrying $400 million in cash arrived in Iran as the Islamic regime released U.S. hostages prove that President Obama engaged in a cash-for-hostages deal, congressional Republicans charged Wednesday.

That detail, reported in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, reignited a months-old debate about theIran nuclear deal.

“This report makes plain what the administration can no longer deny: this was a ransom payment to Iran for U.S. hostages,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. said in a letter to the State and Justice Departments.

“Iran sent American hostages back on the same day it received the cash. Sounds a lot like a ransom payment to me,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

And House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — while hedging his criticism by noting that the newspaper report is unconfirmed — said the report “would also mark another chapter in the ongoing saga of misleading the American people to sell this dangerous nuclear deal.”

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One comment on “Despite plane full of cash to Iran, White House denies ransom deal
  1. PLEASE— does anyone trust a damn thing out of this man. That is our money that he is throwing away on the iran–our enemy.!!!!!!! Why is he still in office.

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