State Department Confirms Obama Lied and the $400 Million Iran Payment was a Ransom for American Hostage Release
WHAT A SHOCK, OBAMA LIED ABOUT THE $400 MILLION RANSOM TO IRAN JUST LIKE HE LIED ABOUT OBAMACARE …
As reported at The Politico, State Department spokesman John Kirby all but admitted that the $400 million paid to Iran was a conditional ransom for the release of American hostages. President Barack Obama had previously lectured us that this was not a ransom; however, State Department spokesman Kirby addressed questions about a Wall Street Journal report by explaining that the U.S. held onto the $400 million cash payment until American prisoners were on a plane and safely away from Iran to “retain maximum leverage.” A note to the lying and deceitful Obama administration, what Kirby just defined was a ransom.Obama claimed that he would have the most transparent administration, EVER! It has been nothing short of Nixonian. But what would you expect from a president who lied about Obamacare, lied that you could keep your insurance and your doctor, lied that Obamacare we will reduce your insurance premiums by $2,500, per family per year, lied that he cannot pass amnesty through executive action… I am not a dictator, lied about the strength of ISIS and on and on and on.
Republicans are claiming vindication after the State Department confirmed on Thursday that the United States conditioned the release of a $400 million cash payment to Iran on the departure of American prisoners from Tehran.
At a Thursday news briefing, State Department spokesman John Kirby addressed questions about a Wall Street Journal report by explaining that the U.S. held onto the $400 million cash payment until American prisoners were on a plane and safely away from Iran to “retain maximum leverage.” Kirby said the arrangement did not in any way constitute a ransom payment, as President Barack Obama’s Republican critics have alleged.
For those that are definition challenged:
“We deliberately leveraged that moment to finalize these outstanding issues nearly simultaneously,” he said. “With concerns that Iran may renege on the prisoner release, given unnecessary delays regarding persons in Iran who could not be located as well as, to be quite honest, mutual mistrust between Iran and the United States, we of course sought to retain maximum leverage until after American citizens were released. That was our top priority.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump seized on the announcement during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, saying it proved that Obama had “lied” about the payment and said it had “put every American traveling overseas, including our military personnel, at greater risk of being kidnapped.”
“He denied it was for the hostages, but it was,” Trump said. “He said we don’t pay ransom, but he did. He lied about the hostages — openly and blatantly — just like he lied about Obamacare.”
Does the United States of America really need four more years of a continuation of the LIES!!! Hillary Clinton is already not trustworthy and has repeatedly lied to the American people and she isn’t even president yet. Stop her now, don’t elect another LIAR to office. When are the American people going to say enough is enough?
Donald Trump delivers a Foreign Policy speech at Youngstown State University on 8/15/16.
If you have not already seen the video, please make sure to watch Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech below. Don’t let the media tell you what to think, watch what he said and listen, really listen. How can it possibly be considered extreme to want to protect America from radical Islamic terrorism? But that is what the liberal MSM would have you believe. It is Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton through their inaction and head in the sand mentality that has brought you ISIS. After all, it was Obama who when asked about ISIS, called them the JV. Who is not qualified to the president and does not take their job serious? Sadly the in the tank for Hillary Clinton media will trash his speech when nothing about it is extreme. We are in serious times where people are looking to end the West’s way of life and culture, it is not a president’s duty to protect the United States and the US Constitution?
Trump stated we need extreme vetting for those that would look to immigrate to the United States from countries that harbor terrorism. Wow, what a novel concept MSM. I would dare say any vetting would be required as I doubt very much that the Obama administration does little to none. A note to Democrats, liberals, the MSM and Hillary Clinton, we have no obligation to allow people into the US, especially those that would not look to assimilate to the American culture. What made America great is that we were a Melting Pot, not a country made up of illegals and immigrants who wanted no part of melting into America society.
We will defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism, just as we have defeated every threat we have faced in every age before.
But we will not defeat it with closed eyes, or silenced voices.
Anyone who cannot name our enemy, is not fit to lead this country. Anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of Radical Islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our President.
The rise of ISIS is the direct result of policy decisions made by President Obama and Secretary Clinton.
As the Middle East was cast into total turmoil as Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the Clinton’s made millions.
With one episode of bad judgment after another, Hillary Clinton’s policies launched ISIS onto the world.
Yet, as she threw the Middle East into violent turmoil, things turned out well for her. The Clintons made almost $60 million in gross income while she was Secretary of State.
Incident after incident proves again and again: Hillary Clinton lacks the judgement, the temperament and the moral character to lead this nation. Importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face – not only in terrorism, but in trade and every other challenge we must confront to turn this country around.
Thank you. It is great to be with you this afternoon.
Today we begin a conversation about how to Make America Safe Again.
In the 20th Century, the United States defeated Fascism, Nazism, and Communism.
Now, a different threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism.
This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours.
Here, in America, we have seen one brutal attack after another.
13 were murdered, and 38 wounded, in the assault on Ft. Hood.
The Boston Marathon Bombing wounded and maimed 264 people, and ultimately left five dead – including 2 police officers.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, five unarmed marines were shot and killed at a military recruiting center.
Last December, 14 innocent Americans were gunned down at an office party in San Bernardino, another 22 were injured.
In June, 49 Americans were executed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, and another 53 were injured. It was the worst mass shooting in our history, and the worst attack on the LGTBQ community in our history.
In Europe, we have seen the same carnage and bloodshed inflicted upon our closest allies.
Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion in cash released by the United States – plus another $400 million in ransom. Worst of all, the Nuclear deal puts Iran, the number one state sponsor of Radical Islamic Terrorism, on a path to nuclear weapons.
In short, the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has unleashed ISIS, destabilized the Middle East, and put the nation of Iran – which chants ‘Death to America’ – in a dominant position of regional power and, in fact, aspiring to be a dominant world power.
It all began in 2009 with what has become known as President Obama’s global ‘Apology Tour.’
In a series of speeches, President Obama described America as “arrogant,” “dismissive” “derisive” and a “colonial power.” He informed other countries that he would be speaking up about America’s “past errors.” He pledged that we would no longer be a “senior partner,” that “sought to dictate our terms.” He lectured CIA officers of the need to acknowledge their mistakes, and described Guantanamo Bay as a “rallying cry for our enemies.”
Perhaps no speech was more misguided than President Obama’s speech to the Muslim World delivered in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009.
Analysis of Trump speech from Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich
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Parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods Murdered in Benghazi Sue Hillary Clinton for Wrongful Death & Defamation
HILLARY CLINTON SUED FOR WRONGFUL DEATH AND DEFAMATION …
The parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, who were killed in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, have sued Hillary Clinton for wrongful death and defamation. Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State when the United States Consulate was attacked. A terror attack that Hillary Clinton and other Obama mouth pieces blamed on a video tape. Hillary lied to the American people and the families of those murdered. Hillary Clinton had continually turned down requests to beef up security ahead of the attacks. Requests that went unheard. Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith stated at the RNC, “If Hillary Clinton cannot give us the truth, why would we give her the presidency?” The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch USA on behalf of Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, for allegedly wrongfully causing the death of their sons as well as for defamation and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Sorry America, Hillary Clinton is not presidential material. She had her moment to be presidential and her 3 o’ clock phone call and she failed miserably.
Mother of Sean Smith Speaks Out Against Hillary Clinton at RNC
The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday against Hillary Clinton.
In the suit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claim that Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server contributed to the attacks. They also accuse her of defaming them in public statements.
Smith was an information management officer and Woods was a security officer, both stationed in Benghazi.
“The Benghazi attack was directly and proximately caused, at a minimum by defendant Clinton’s ‘extreme carelessness’ in handling confidential and classified information,” such as the location of State Department employees in Libya, the lawsuit said.
In an interview last week on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton denied telling family members of those killed that the attack was sparked by an anti-Islam video, and was not terrorism. Oh really, so Hillary is calling a Gold Star parent a liar? Where is the MSM covering that like they did Trump?
US Swimmer Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in Women’s 400 Free-Style & Shatters Her own World Record (VIDEO)
Katie Ledecky shatters world record as she wins gold ...
19 year old US swimmer Katie Ledecky wins the gold medal in the woman’s 400 meter freestyle last night at the Rio Olympics and break her own world record by nearly 2 seconds. Before these Olympics are over, Katie Ledecky will become a house hold name and one of the most decorated American athletes at these games. She is not only willing events, she is destroying the competition. Ledecky took home the gold for Team USA with a stunning time of 3:56.46, two seconds ahead of her own record pace. Fellow American Olympian Leah Smith racked up another medal for Team USA with a Bronze Medal appearance.
At this point, all that’s left for Katie Ledecky to chase is history.
So she does.
The 19-year-old swimming superstar entered these Olympics as the current world-record holder in the 400, 800 and 1,500 meter freestyles. The challenge when she swims those events here? To beat her past, slower self.
On Sunday night, she did just that, knocking nearly two seconds off the world record in the 400 free to secure her first gold medal of these Games. She won in 3:56.46, followed by Britain’s Jazz Carlin and American Leah Smith, who were almost five seconds behind.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) States Hillary Clinton Discussed Executed Iranian Scientist Shahram Amiri on Email Hosted on Her Private Server (VIDEO)
AND YOU THINK THAT HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD BE PRESIDENT, EH?
Over the weekend Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated on CBS’ Face the Nation that Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason. Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran’s nuclear program. Yup, this is exactly how reckless Hillary Clinton truly is. With such a lack of judgement about America’s secrets as Secretary of States, how the hell does this woman deserve a promotion to be president?
Tom Cotton on CBS’s “Face the Nation” – August 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday
“I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman,” he said on “Face the Nation.” Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran’s nuclear program.
The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.
“That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe,” he said.
Iran confirmed on Sunday that Amiri had been hanged for treason. He was convicted of spying charges in a death sentence case that was upheld on appeal, according to the Associated Press.