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

USA Today


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.”


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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