OBAMA’S RANSOM PAYMENT (5)
by Paul Mirengoff at Powerline
Team Obama keeps denying that it paid a ransom to Iran, so we’ll keep demonstrating that it did. Hey, it’s easy blogging.
The latest evidence comes from one of the hostages, who discloses that he and the others were kept in the airport overnight until the Iranians confirmed that the plane with Obama’s payment had arrived. Omri Ceren has emailed the details. He writes:
To resolve the [dispute over whether Obama paid a ransom], reporters have been trying to nail down the timing of two relevant flights: the plane with the hostages leaving Iran and the plane with the money arriving in Iran. If the hostages were held until the money arrived, it would strongly suggest the administration has been misleading reporters about the transfer being unrelated to the hostages.
Ceren notes that the administration has been unwilling to clarify this sequence, which is probably telling in itself. When asked yesterday and today about the timing of the two flights, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said he didn’t have an answer.
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