Investigating the Obama administration’s $400 million payment to Iran
...JAY SOLOMON, The Wall Street Journal: The difficult part of this story from the very beginning was, the administration did announce back in January this $1.7 billion payment.
But as far as the specifics, the mechanics, they have refused to answer, like, when did the money arrive, how was it spent, was it sent in cash, until, through our reporting, we found out that actually this money was sent in pallets of cash on a plane secretly.
And to this day, we’re still trying to figure out the timing, when did this money arrive, and through this reporting, there is indications that it was secret, that basically these Americans weren’t going to be released until that money arrived. So then it becomes a question really of timing.
HARI SREENIVASAN: So, which leads you to believe that there was a quid pro quo, that the prisoners wouldn’t be released until the cash was in hand?