From now on, it looks like the administration will have to be more specific when it refers to the overwhelming success of the historic Iran deal. According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday evening, the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million to Iran in January, which just happened to coincide with the release of four Americans.
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran https://t.co/o32BFH35sy
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 3, 2016
Remember that time the Obama administration said they cut a great deal with Iran? Yeah, it comes with some strings attached.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 3, 2016
The administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but who knows what’s going on there? As in the case of the lopsided Bowe Bergdahl swap, the White House showed it prefers to deal in Taliban detainees rather than cash.
— Will Warren (@TheWillWarren) August 3, 2016
— Josh Hano (@therealjoshhano) August 3, 2016
@WSJ so they went back on their word when all Leaders said they would refuse paying ransom
— MJs Smile (@MJs__Smile) August 3, 2016
As we recall, in 2014, several news outlets reported that the U.S government had threatened to prosecute the family of slain American journalist James Foley for funding terrorism if they paid Foley’s captors ransom money. The following year, though, the Obama administration announced a review of its hostage policies which cleared the way for families of hostages to pay ransom to the terror groups that had kidnapped them.
— Blaine G (@Blaine_G) August 3, 2016
— Le Marteau (@LeMarteau1) August 3, 2016
— DⓂ️SⓂ️ (@DMisc06473) August 3, 2016
So it wasn't John Kerry's powers pf persuasion after all.
— B Shwind (@benshwind) August 3, 2016
— Justifier1 (@LifeDeathMatter) August 3, 2016
— Kenneth Lewis (@Prosecutorslife) August 3, 2016
Don’t put IRAN in scare-caps like that — the United States and Iran are deal partners now.
— Hillary is a Liar (@ByeByeObama1) August 3, 2016
It wasn’t a lie, just another secret that the most transparent administration in history wasn’t able to keep.
Something in this tweet tells us Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t buying that the exchange was coincidental.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 3, 2016