The connection between the payment of funds to Iran by the Obama administration around the time that the hostages were release is just too strong to be called a coincidence. Putting it bluntly, any reasonable analysis would result in the conclusion that Obama paid off the Iranians to release the hostages, something vigorously denied by the State Department.
But here's what we've learned:
The Obama administration disclosed to Congress on Tuesday that it transferred a total of $1.7 billion in cash through Swiss banks to Iran around the time American hostages were released this year…
If you're going to be one the most transparent administrations in history, why do you make a $1.7 billion dollar transaction which is four times the amount you originally disclosed, in cash, through Swiss banks, to a hostile regime, at the time that regime releases your hostages? Obviously it's anything but transparent. Again, putting it simply, our administration got caught.
A source directly familiar with the briefing, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters, said the money was sent to Iran via Swiss banks on three dates; Jan, 17, Jan. 19 and Jan. 22.
The payments coincided with the release of a handful of American prisoners from Iran, including a Washington Post reporter.
Yup, they got caught. Notice the interesting use of the word “leverage” below.
The Obama administration originally denied the $400 million payment disclosed earlier this summer had anything to do with the hostages, even though it was delivered by plane the same day as their release. But as pressure mounted for an explanation, the State Department reversed course last month and admitted the payment was timed as “leverage” to get the hostages out of Iran.
The Obama administration might still have a chance of surpassing what a Hillary Clinton administration might accomplish in advancing the cause of political corruption. Then again, perhaps we'll be fortunate enough never to have to find out just how corrupt a second Clinton administration would be.