Release: It gets worse for Hassan. Now we know the true cost of her Iran Deal and the cash-for-hostage payments
MANCHESTER - In just the past few days, we have learned even more details of the Obama Administration's dealings with Iran. Maggie Hassan supported the Iran Nuclear Deal. Does she support the ongoing payoffs to Iran? Does she still support the Iran Deal now that we're starting to understand the cost?
Maggie Hassan still hasn't answered us as to whether or not she supports the Obama Administration's cash-for-hostages deal, and we've now learned that the deal was even worse than originally reported.
It turns out that the $400 million the Obama Administration spent on a cash ransom payment for Iranian-held American hostages was just the down payment. The Obama Administration gave the Iranians an additional $1.3 billion - even structuring the payment in 13 separate payments of $99,999,999.99 to avoid detection.
But that's not all. We learned this week just how far the Obama Administration was willing to go in order to bring the Iranians to the negotiating table that led to the Iran Nuclear Deal and the cash-for-hostages ransom.They sacrificed the chance for freedom of the Iranian people:The Obama Administration turned its back on the people of Iran as they sought American help during their peaceful uprising against the oppressive Iranian regimen in 2009.
According to Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon:
"The [Central Intelligence Agency] has contingency plans for supporting democratic uprisings anywhere in the world. This includes providing dissidents with communications, money, and in extreme cases even arms, but in this case the White House ordered it to stand down."
Furthermore, we also learned this week that the Iran Deal hasn't made the world any safer as Iranian naval vessels have become even more hostile by harassing a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz.
"We know Governor Maggie Hassan supported the Iran Nuclear Deal, but in typical Hassan fashion, we still don't know if she supports cash-for-hostages. Like she has for months, she is dodging and ignoring any and all difficult questions posed by the media and organizations like ours. Those aren't the actions of a strong leader, but rather a career politician hoping to quietly climb the ladder to advance her own career.
"Enough is enough. Now that Maggie Hassan knows the human cost of bringing the Iranians to the negotiating table, does she still stand by her support? Granite Staters deserve answers immediately."