President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available” – Records Indicate Wire Transfers Two Days Later…

When the discussion of possible ransom payments to Iran surfaced, everyone was wondering why the U.S. State Department sent pallets of assorted cash currency, totaling $400 million to Iran on January 17th 2016.   The same day the hostages were released.

On August 4th President Obama held a press conference to discuss the controversy and denied it was a “ransom payment” (see video).  Specifically, to answer the question of “why cash“, President Obama said:

[06:05] “and the only bit of news that is relevant on this, is the fact that we paid cash.  Which brings me to my last point.

The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions, and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran, that we couldn’t send them a check; and we could not wire the money.

And it is not at all clear to me why it is that cash, as opposed to a check or a wire transfer has made this into a news story”. [06:46]

However, two days later, January 19th 2016, the U.S. Treasury wired Iran 13 individual payments for $99,999,999.99 , each with an independent MICR, totaling $1,299,999,999.87.

state dept payment Iran

Source Link – Go to U.S. Treasury Search, enter Jan 01 -> Jan 31, 2016. Select “Department of State”, (expand optional search fields) and at the bottom enter $99,999,999.99 and presto, the above appears.

Claudia Rosett was the first to discover the payments:

They were all made on the same day, all sharing the same file and control reference numbers, all certified by the U.S. Attorney General, but each assigned a different identification number. They add up to $1,299,999,999.87, or 13 cents less than the $1.3 billion Messrs. Obama and Kerry announced in January. (link)

Apparently President Obama was not being honest about why pallets of cash were sent and unloaded, and about the ability of the U.S. being able to wire Iran the funds.

Iran cash 1

Obama Racine

“Liar”

So the question is back on the table.  Why send $400 million via pallets of currency?

This absolutely looks like a ransom payment now.

 

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270 Responses to President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available” – Records Indicate Wire Transfers Two Days Later…

  1. 1hear2learn says:

    The depravity of our supposed leaders never ends and finds a new low seemingly every single day!

    • smiley says:

      depravity or criminality ?

      isn’t this criminal structuring to get around the law ??

      • LP says:

        If this is true, it is a clearly grounds for impeachment. Where is Congress?

        • smiley says:

          complicit

          • wanthetruth says:

            Cashing in and/or compromised …

            • flova says:

              According to many sources, the level intimidation in DC by Soros, his enforcer Iranian born Jarrett and the Clintons(4 dead so far over the summer)is way high. Betcha every member of Congress has been threatened, bought off, or compromised one way or the other.

              We the people and Trump are on our own.

              • TheLastDemocrat says:

                We all can assume how this works. We need a few people to spill the beans and say exactly how the shakedown works.

                Once that story is in the media, then the general populace can begin to look for the patterns- hearings over terrible behavior but no sanctions, a Republican party fighting a very popular candidate more vigorously than they fight the Uniparty opponent, etc.

              • Sayitaintsojoe says:

                I’ve often wondered why more attention hasn’t been given to Valerie J. We all know the pretender in chief doesn’t make a move or decision without her approval. We also know she had/has ties to the banking industry so this nonsense about wire transfers is just that..nonsense.

        • Finalage says:

          They are a bunch of bitches. Apparently, the annual appropriate to the Treasury a stash account for the president to spend as he pleases. Unfrigginbelievable!

        • {{{{{{crickets}}}}}}}}}

          this is infuriating.

        • BigMamaTEA says:

          On vacay, er um, summer break, or er, let’s see, having Townhalls at home? (a few are) Going on taxpayer funded codicils, you know, to better their knowledge to better serve us. {cough, choke}

          Senate and House are both out of DC until Sept. 6, 2016.

        • frank says:

          We have a Congress ?

    • Mike says:

      The mullahs wanted cash for walking around money and a larger presample on some of those 72 virgins. BHO probably mentioned that his lie-berry foundation would still be accepting cash donations this year…

    • farmhand1927 says:

      Typical chatter from the alternative universe which is Washington, D.C. Treasury wired our money to Iran but we are told by Obama we couldn’t wire money and we are expected to believe it.

      Just like we are expected to believe that the DOJ’s plane and Bill Clintons plane just so happened to both be parked on a remote area of the tarmac in Phoenix and Bill had his people talk to her people and next thing they know, they are sharing cute stories abt grandkids. For all of us wondering if there is a connection between that per chance moment and the DOJ stating there will be no investigation into Clinton Foundation questions, just stop it. There is nothing odd or coincidental, right? What intriguing lives the Clintons lead. 40 years of coincidence, unusual occurrences, chance meetings, conversations always taken out of context, mysteries of every sort, strange disappearances of documents and records, conspiracies and through it all, there is never any ‘there’ there.

      Still more this morning from the alternative universe…Hillary admits there is smoke rising from her Clinton Foundation/Secretary of State situation but then says there’s no fire. In the real world, where there’s smoke there most definitely is fire. If fire develops in this deal it probably will be much like the fire that occurred in the State Dept bldg during Hillary’s reign. It will be contained to a small specific area just before records are to be brought to light and will be blamed on a routine maintenance incident. As the first ‘birther’, Hillary also plugs into the alternative universe’s selective memory bank by firing back at Trump’s statement that she’s a bigot by calling him a birther. Sure, Trump questioned Obama’s computer generated birth certificate from the 1960’s, but Hillary started the birther movement. Maybe just another short circuit or hallucination she sometimes suffers as a result of sleep deprivation.

      • Malatrope says:

        Obama was truthful. You can’t wire money to individual people who do not want to be identified. This was a pallet full of payments to (probably dozens) of mid-level crooks in Iran, possibly in the currencies of their getaway mansions across Europe.

      • lumoc1 says:

        I recall the saga of Sandy Berger, National Security Adviser under Clinton,, who said he made a “mistake” and was just “sloppy” when an FBI investigation revealed that he had stolen Top Secret memos and documents from National Archives. Archive security notified the FBI when they discovered documents missing, and saw Berger stuffing papers into his pants, socks, and a leather briefcase.

    • georgiafl says:

      WHO AUTHORIZED THIS?

      Where is the United States House of Representatives?

      RYAN? Calling Speaker Paul Ryan, come in Ryan.

      Who the heck gave Obama the right to freely pillage our nation from day one of his tenure?

  2. Sayit2016 says:

    Lying Liars the lies that tell lies… I am so sick of the corruption of this president and being constantly lied to. November cannot come too soon.

  3. robertnotsowise says:

    In my best Robert DeNiro from Analyze This……… “You……..youuuuuuuuu”

  4. jackphatz says:

    He’s leaving in five months anyways……..

  5. LBB says:

    State Dept confirmed it was the Iran payment on the 24th

    (Update: State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau confirmed Wednesday that “foreign claims” payments on January 19 totalling around $1.3 billion was indeed the money paid to Iran as the interest portion of a negotiated legal claim settlement. On “mechanics” of the payment, she referred queries to the Treasury Department.)

  6. texasfence says:

    The only people who are surprised by this are those who have not listened toor read anything in the last 6 months!

  7. yakmaster2 says:

    This Administration of Deny’ers knows the msm is either too lazy, too docile, or too well paid to dig up the TRUTH about anything, but for the life of me, why do they think Internet researchers and Website blogger/investigators won’t unearth their lies?!? It boggles the mind to think how often the media cattle at the Press conferences and their bovine brethren just contentedly plod on back to the barn and regurgitate their cud.

  8. NannyG says:

    And a day after that we were all warned to stay out of the clutches of the Iranians.
    They’d already taken two new American hostages.
    And they’d love to take some more.
    Today the Iranians claimed they had US Navy ship destroying missiles deployed around the Straits of Hormuz.
    Seems we’re heading into trouble.

    • maiingankwe says:

      Aw man, that does not sound good for our Navy. All of those young lives, as well as the experienced are now in great harms way. All because of our idiotic, cowardly chief, or is this his great plan? What are they up to besides messing with our election? Or is this connected too? They’re up to something and it can’t be good.

      I’m going to be sending lots of prayers out tonight.

    • John Galt says:

      “They’d already taken two new American hostages.”

      Money laundering. No need for messy cocaine trafficking.

  9. Ohomo is just like Killery, mouth moving, all lies.

  10. Eris says:

    From:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/4zep0m/massive_fraud_to_skirt_a_limit_set_in_a_2008_law/

    It looks like the Obummer Administration STRUCTURED the wire transfer payments to avoid Congressional review –

    “The Judgment Fund is the mechanism Congress established to pay most settlements and judgments against the federal government. The Fund, originally created in 1956 and limited then to paying judgments of $100,000 or less”….
    “Congress expected that ninety-eight percent of judgments would fall within that limit.”
    [The Judgment Fund] is “a permanent, indefinite appropriation for the satisfaction of judgments, awards, and compromise settlements against the United States.” The Judgment Fund is available only under specific circumstances, but when available it makes payments without any review by Congress. The government uses it to pay out billions of dollars every year, yet there is no practical way for Congress or the public to track where Judgment Fund money goes.
    The Constitution [states] in Clause 7 of Article I, Section 9: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law….”
    [In the 2008 Farm Bill,] Congress set the maximum amount to be paid under the new statute, and appropriated for that purpose, $100,000,000.]
    http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1580&context=jcl

    Laws are for the little people indeed…

    • Curry Worsham says:

      Very interesting…
      Reminds me of:
      “The indictment charged Hastert with unlawfully structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over US$10,000 (Title 31, United States Code, Section 5324(a)(3))”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hastert

      • John Galt says:

        Interesting grifter saga. Earmarking federal funds to build a highway on real estate that he had hidden in a blind trust was a slick 500% profit move.

    • winky says:

      So the 400 million was O’s commission?…Or was it his cut out of the Clinton Foundation and they are just holding the pallet for him?

      • John Galt says:

        Some type of money laundering / kleptocracy. There is really no other reason for a pallet of cash.

        Panama Papers:

        “Over £10 million of cash from the sale of the gold stolen in the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery was laundered, first unwittingly and later with the complicity of Mossack Fonseca, through a Panamanian company, Feberion Inc. The company was set up on behalf of an unnamed client twelve months after the robbery. The Brinks money was put through Feberion, issued bearer shares only, and other front companies though banks in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Jersey, and the Isle of Man. Two nominee directors from Sark were appointed to Feberion by Jersey-based offshore specialist, Centre Services.[85] The offshore firms recycled the funds through land and property transactions in the United Kingdom.[85] ”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Papers#International_banking

        Lynch — Comey — HSBC also springs to mind.

        http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/outrageous-hsbc-settlement-proves-the-drug-war-is-a-joke-20121213

    • texasfence says:

      Incredibly deceitful!

    • Ray76 says:

      The claimed $100,000,000 limit on payments from the Judgment Fund is incorrect. The Judgement Fund law is 31 USC § 1304 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/1304). There is no mention of any cap on payments made from the Judgment Fund.

      The $100M figure comes from section 14012(b) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-246 (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-110publ234/pdf/PLAW-110publ234.pdf).

      The payments in question cite 28 USC § 2414, which is authorized by the Judgement Fund law

      Still, why wasn’t the entire amount paid in a single payment? Why were the payments kept a penny below $100,000,000? It does give the appearance of structuring.

      • Sayitaintsojoe says:

        Thanks for that. But as I am a little behind can someone remind me when Iran won the judgement against the USA which would have prompted this payment yo begin with? Tia

      • Malatrope says:

        I suppose it’s possible that it’s a limitation on wire transfers on the Iranian side.

  11. Crossed many’s mind(s) – when initial news came out re the pallets of money flown in. Because there are ongoing investigations to shut down ISIS/terrorist cash flow/bank accounts – and also to track where monies are coming from into Europe, that Obama gave the cash (in various currencies?) so that it can be hand-delivered without record to contacts in Europe.

    Again, that’s not proven fact – just what others are discussing as a “sounds like.”

  12. sarrask says:

    Is this an attempt to skirt past a reporting limit, or was the payment limited by the number of digits allowed to be entered as payment amount? I’ve worked with accounting systems limited the number of digits, so large amounts had to be entered as multiple 999999’s.

    • deqwik2 says:

      Someone pointed out that we still owe them 13 cents & wondered if we will pay them interest on that in a few years.

      • kjj says:

        The next payment on the screenshot, the one for $10,390,236.28 is also part of the settlement. Total was $1,310,390,236.15.

  13. Backspin says:

    Where Are The TREASON Charges . ? From CON- Gress ? – From D.O.J / PUSSY -FBI ..?
    From Intelligence Over-PUKE-site CON communist committee ???? — The People Have NO Representation…… There IS a FIX for that shit. DisBand CoN-gress , Rejected by the PEOPLE

  14. margo says:

    Oh, PLEASE refrain from referring to him as “President” Obama from now on! I prefer your use of “Mssrs” Obama and Kerry so much more correct.

  15. deqwik2 says:

    Today on Special Report, Amy Stoddard was saying that Obama has hung his legacy on this Iran deal & he doesn’t care about what he has to do because he thinks history will say it was something great.
    She said the reason he backed off his “Red Line” with Assad was because Iran warned him that they would end talks if he went ahead, The money is just another part of the deal.

    Listen at 4:25 for her remarks on this.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5097477864001/13-billion-interest-payment-to-iran-raises-new-questions/?#sp=show-clips

    • Mike says:

      History will reveal it as a historically great deal, for the Islamo-Persian Empire acquiring nuclear missiles.

    • McGuffin says:

      Obama will go down in history all right. Just not for what he thinks he will.

      • hellandahandbasket says:

        @McGuffin: Oh, come on now …You and I know damn-straight that his history will become something of a fairy-tale in our grandchildren’s school history books…!
        I can see it now: “President Barack Obama WAS America’s one and only president to ever have walked on water, while carrying starving children of the world on his back to fields of cupcakes, Pokemon’s, and turban-clad Unicorns.”
        Most likely the presses have already printed the pages, bound the books, and are sitting in warehouse boxes, piled to the ceiling – ready for distribution…!

    • andi lee says:

      Didn’t GWB say the same thing? Or, did he say it first and obama-con is parroting GWB?

    • georgiafl says:

      As if O cared about a legacy.

      He only cares about the destruction, pillage, r4p3 and conquest of the USA.

  16. bertdilbert says:

    Bill Clinton must have promised Lynch some of that pallet of cash….

  17. Remington says:

    At what point do we cut the crap go in there, and grab camel dung, and introduce him to the nearest oak tree?.. This guy goat:;)(@ the American people on a daily bases.

    • nobaddog says:

      Its become a joke and not one man in power will stand up and push this issue. Im sure the American people would back him. Is Trump the only one? Will the people elect him President or is he just wasting his time, money and safety of his family? Hes risking possibly everything and some Americans wont vote for him. If he loses these low life criminals will all pile on.

  18. Neural says:

    That would be $1,299,999,999.87 TAXPAYER DOLLARS. People need to see that attached to it so it forces its way into their minds as to just what exactly is going on. So many forget that this is their money that this traitor is handing over to our sworn enemies.

    • John Galt says:

      $6 billion missing from State and $6.5 Trillion from Pentagon. To put that in perspective: 2015 US GDP = $18 Trillion and National Debt now = $19 Trillion.

    • flawesttexas says:

      Remember Corker-Cardin Bill helped pave the way for this…supported by GOP Senators. Ted Cruz pushed hard for Corker-Cardin…funny you wont hear NeverTrumpers mention this

    • flova says:

      Yes I wish Trump would say that over and over–this is your money Obama stole! This is not government or Treasury money-this is our money. That will get people to listen.

      The commie Muslims running the show are thieves-period. It’s the money.

      Please Mr. Trump say the 150 billion and 400 million is stolen right from the American people in order for a crazy savage country to amass weapons against them.

      • John Galt says:

        The classified briefings probably operate to muzzle Trump in some respects. Anything they don’t want him to talk about can be designated “classified”.

  19. bertdilbert says:

    Bullshit, we might as well call this Iran-Contra 2 at this point.

  20. suteibu says:

    Not ransom….kickback. Why would Obama give Iran this deal and get nothing for it personally. Pay-for-play, it’s not just for Clintons anymore.

  21. andi lee says:

    Is that dude high?

  22. Lucille says:

    The money is financing Obama’s Terror Invasion of Latin America, turning them all the more against the United States…fundamentally transforming not just America but the world. He will rot in h.e.l.l. unless he truly repents of all his many sins.

    “Iran expanding jihad terror network in Latin America”
    August 24, 2016 7:38 a.m. by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/iran-expanding-jihad-terror-network-in-latin-america

    God bless all those who have the courage to stand up to this traitor.

  23. GREENMIRROR says:

    Skirting a law designed to stop terrorists…hmmm.

    Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Kenyan Squatter or FED/IRS Globalist Fraud or Government Revenue Generating Pension Chasing Foundation Planning Tyrants or how about the paid off misrepresentation media spin doctors

    Blood Pressure Meter Spiked again!!!!

  24. dizzymissl says:

    I hope the lady who found this has a good life insurance policy

  25. calinder44 says:

    This is sounding more and more like a spy novel.

  26. John Galt says:

    Did anybody check into the “hostages” ? Were they sent to Iran as cover for “ransom” payments?

    • Finalage says:

      Wouldn’t surprise me in the least at this point.

    • bertdilbert says:

      Yes, it could turn out to be like one of those “friendly lawsuits” that are used as a legal means to bilk money out of a government or business. Under a Hillary presidency, pallets of money would be a common practice and no longer need for a foundation or anyone having to give a speech.

  27. Howie says:

    The stench from Washington DC is just awful.

  28. andi lee says:

    https://youtu.be/vX0GMXq2aQU

    From counterjihad site, is video referencing Obama’s & DoJ unpresidented actions re: Iran.

  29. eubykdisop says:

    100% wrong! Buying into the “ransom payment” idea constitutes getting suckered by Obama and the mainstream media. This was about a Muslim B. Hussein Obama funding Islamic terror and jihad. The “ransom payment” is the “lesser of two evils” cover story! Wake up!

  30. itswoot says:

    During the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980’s, it was Israel who flew in the arms shipments to Iran that were part of the arms for hostages deal. While they were at it they did some side business with Iran. Rather than return with with an empty plane, the Israelis worked out a deal where they loaded up pallets of pistachios for the flight back home.

    Has anyone seen any recent photos of Barack Obama and his coherts at the White House with their feet up on the furniture and eating pistachios? 🙂

  31. ctdar says:

    There is a 14th payment listed just below red outline from state dept with same control number and on same date as the others for $10,390,236.20 ??
    Interest or percentage of main sum?

  32. ray76 says:

    There are 14 transactions having the same Paymentd ID: 016832016. The thirteen $99,999,999.99 payments and one payment of $10,390,236.28. Totaling $1,310,390,236.15

    • notvicchanko says:

      That last payment is exactly 0.8%. Don’t know what it is for but looks like a commission or fee of some sort.

      • notvicchanko says:

        I don’t know if this means anything but why would the apparent fee or commission or whatever it is apply only to the wired sum and not include the cash sum? Unless they were two different transactions with different parties. On the other hand could just be bank transfer fees.

  33. K. says:

    Maybe its me, but there is just below the red boxed area another line item Dated 01/19/2016 in the amount of 10,390,234.28 with the same Control # and looks to be part of the Payment ID # numerical sequence. Does anyone know to what that is attributed?
    Furthermore, given that that number, 10,390,234.28, exceeds the 999999etc argument, one could ask is the ’13’ payments of ‘99,999,999.99’ on 01/19/2016 significant? I mean, why 13 and why 99,999,999.99 and why specifically on 1/19/16? Perhaps consider the following:
    According to multiple news sources President Obama attended the first Million Man March 10/16/95 during which Louis Farrakhan expounded upon an “extraordinary course” that will bring us to completion/perfection of “the process toward a perfect union with God”. #5 of that 8 Stage Process is “Atonement” – “satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury. It means make amends. It means penance, expiation, compensation and recompense made or done”. #6 is “Forgiveness” – “to wipe the slate clean”. #7 is “Leading Tone” – “to resolve differences”. #8 is of course “Perfect Union with God”. I mention this because now we appear to have a lack of clear explanation for the structure and timing of the above payments. I suppose I find it interesting that we have pictures of Obama in Muslim garb, he attended the MMM organized by Farrakhan, who re-established the Nation of Islam in 1977, we have Obama manifesting actions throughout his Presidency one could argue mirror the 8 Stage Process of which Farrakhan spoke in 1995 at the MMM, and now there exist 13 payments of 99,999,999.99 which President Obama’s administration facilitated to Iran, an Islamic republic.
    The Islamic faith is replete with numerical symbolism. So, noting that, I would point out that there are 13 attributes of Allaah with #13 embracing the phrase “Allaah knows best”, and that there are 9 conditions of the Shahada, to wit, “that there is no God save Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin”. Maybe President Obama was seeking a ‘more perfect union with Allah’? Or did Iran demand this structure to serve as symbolism for its own propoganda?
    Islam is also about numerical equations. I would thus further point out just for fun that 01/19/2016 could translate to 1+1+9 =11 and 2+1+6=9..or transposed…9 11…
    Anyway….a few anecdotes to read with your morning coffee.

  34. Patriot1 says:

    The bigger question is: Why would the leading sponsor of terrorism want a pallet full different country’s cash?

    • JAS says:

      Vigorish. That pallet of money did not have to go through the Iranian government accounts. Pocket money for the Mullahs.

    • bertdilbert says:

      “Why would the leading sponsor of terrorism want a pallet full different country’s cash?”

      It was Obama sending money to Obama as his commission for the Iranian nuke deal.

    • Flossie says:

      According to reports at the time, it wasn’t all U.S. currency. Huge portions of it were denominated in Euros and other major currencies.

  35. ZZZ says:

    that’s OUR money… we are serfs supporting a hugely corrupt feudal system. ENOUGH!

    • Paul Killinger says:

      “OUR” Money. Really? I love it when we all say that. But I’ll play along…

      For sake of argument, let’s say our next three Presidents serving 8 years each (Donald, Ivanka and Eric Trump if you like) run surpluses of $1 Trillion per year each. And then the Congress over those next 24 years agrees to use all that money to pay off our debt.

      Well, that would actually cover the $20 Trillion we currently owe, EXCEPT for our estimated $60+ Trillion in unfunded liabilities for SS, Medicare, pensions, interest and the like, assuming the Govt adopted NO new spending programs (OR increases in current programs) over the next quarter century.

      So the point is we need to disabuse ourselves of the notion that our National Debt will EVER be repaid to the poor fools who have been dumb enough to fund it.

      Which is not to say we will repudiate it outright. No, of course we’ll restructure it a few times first, and then pray for massive inflation to wipe it all away.

      And this is not to say that Donald Trump and others calling attention to this dire dilemma aren’t correct in doing so. But to call it “OUR Debt,” as if there’s a scintilla of hope that it could ever be repaid, flies in the face of any possible set of realistic arithmetic calculations.

      • bertdilbert says:

        That is why I laugh when people say “my tax dollars” when we are increasing debt a trillion a year and that debt is never going to be paid.

  36. John R says:

    Nail meet head. Government doesn’t need to structure payments. And, it was already confirmed this was ransom – i.e., linked to the release of hostages. The only reason for cash is to limit trace-ability when it is used for supporting terrorism.

    • Paul Killinger says:

      That is exactly correct…

      The whole PURPOSE of these payments isn’t to keep Iran from building Nukes, it’s to fund the Islamic Jihad.

      The problem is they can’t simply count on Globalism to take enough of our jobs and industry fast enough to kill our country off. Among other drawbacks, it takes too long.

      But cash payments directly to our enemies can speed up the process!

  37. Bart Manson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ says:

    And since the whole system of checks and balances has failed, nothing will be done.

  38. southernmom19 says:

    So Valerie Jarrett can handle her people, the Shiites of Iran; and Obama can handle his people, the Sunnis of ISIS. They have all their bases covered.

  39. kff says:

    Well, what more is needed to arrest? Waiting

  40. Stinky-Inky says:

    Why cash? Because we can’t wire it…to Isis.

    • bertdilbert says:

      Why is Hillary suddenly wearing heavy bulky coats in the summertime? Because she is hiding Iran-contra 2 cash!

  41. Finalage says:

    To me this is the biggest scandal of them all. Trump needs to go off on this. The sheer incompetence of this administration will only be undone by Hillary Clinto becoming president.

    Again to all the purists, we cannot afford another 4 years of this!!

  42. vincentjappi says:

    Mombasa Barry is no less of a liar than Crooked Hitlery.
    And at least SHE is not a Muslim Nazi,
    even if her concubine is.

  43. ” ‘The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions,…’ ”

    Wow.

    So $1,299,999,999.87 GIVEN to a nation which sponsors terror = ‘strict sanctions’.

    This fraud-in-chief takes us for complete idiots. Well, I guess we are since nobody is doing anything about it.

  44. JoeS says:

    The lie was just good enough to put the issue far enough on the back burner and delay it, so the media could get a pass on not covering it. After all, they are now preoccupied on the election.

  45. Daniel says:

    I remember the good old days when they hid their crimes… in a way, it was a self-imposed limit on corruption — if they knew they couldn’t hide it, they wouldn’t do it. But as the escalation of “we do what we know we can get away with” continues, they aren’t hiding anything and lying in the most absurd ways. How much longer before they just stop lying and say “yes, I knew it was illegal but I did it anyway because the ends justify the means!”

    We are definitely not living in the government system we were intended to have.

    • wasntme says:

      I’ve been thinking the same thing. I’m tired of the “it’s better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission” attitude from our supposed public servants. We even have the local little town politicians doing the same crap now.

      They had been trying to pass an Aquatic Center around here that kept getting voted down. So they doctored they plans to be what the people really wanted and it passed. As soon as it passed they changed it all back to what was getting voted down saying the news plans weren’t feasible and then they play like nothing happened. And they also destroy any records of their closed door session where they changed everything.

  46. jstanley01 says:

    The reason Obama sent cash, quite obviously, is so his Iranians pals can disburse it to their terrorist cells with no paper trail. And if a few bills here and there happen to stick to their fingers, well. Sex with sex slaves in Tehran and the bribes to keep it quiet do not come cheap.

  47. Martin says:

    I’d be quite happy for all of them – Clintons, Obama, Jarrett, Abedin, Lynch, and every Moslem on staff to be held while an extensive investigation determines the level of their guilt. An oh well, we were wrong, is more benefit of the doubt than their crusades have granted others.

    Obama’s NBA allows him to do so, does it not? Dose of his own medicine comes to mind. The evidence could not be more overwhelming.

    There are 4 people who realized their trust was misplaced too late to save themselves, who have no choice in the matter. And 80+ who entangled themselves, believing justice would prevail, who are victims of their crimes.

    It’s been said that Leftists say funny things, until they obtain authority, then it isn’t funny anymore. We’re well beyond that point, and it seems no corruption of any kind will be vanquished, while the above walk around free.

    Something has gone wrong, and actions need to be taken to nip it in the bud, as Barney would say, before things go to the point of no return. If we’re not hopelessly beyond that already.

    http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=8389

  48. This whole topic so unbelievable, that I can’t believe our Beloved Leader attempted it, then lied about it, then corrected his lie with another lie. The only topper, is if some of the $1.7B was diverted to the Clinton Global Initiative to ‘facilitate’ the ‘peace’.

  49. Polish Rifle says:

    This is OUR country (We the People) and Obama is our EMPLOYEE. Why don’t we storm the White House en masse and physically drag him out of the building? Then we can administer the proper punishment for all of his high crimes and misdemeanors.

  50. redlegleader68 says:

    Sorry if this is already up …
    New Report Finds Obama Assisted Khamenei Regime to Crush Rebellion – Hundreds Died, Thousands Were Imprisoned
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/new-report-finds-obama-assisted-khamenei-regime-crush-rebellion-hundreds-died-thousands-imprisoned/
    It links to the original article. The money quote for me is this:
    “Solomon reports that Obama ordered the CIA to sever contacts it had with the green movement’s supporters. “The 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,” Solomon writes. “But in this case the White House ordered it to stand down.”

    • Sayitaintsojoe says:

      Soros involvement possibly?

      • In AZ says:

        Soros is ALWAYS involved when it comes to Obama and Clinton.

      • Really nothing to see here. We know the lying POS Muslim is a liar. Doesn’t matter if he tells 1 lie or a million. So, what? The uniparty. the dumb azz public, the press all still think he walks on water. The SOB can do anything he pleases and no one, I mean NO ONE is going to do any thing about it. I am surprised that he just does not send a billion in cash to his personal account off shore and announce it at a press briefing and say, :Look, I worked damn hard for this billion, and deserve it,” Who wants to bet, nothing would ever be done about it?

    • frank says:

      WHITE HOUSE ORDERED IT TO STAND DOWN…….Where have we heard that before ?

    • Betty says:

      I just read your comment and it breaks my heart. I remember wearing green during those times as it was the only way I could support those wonderful young people. I hate Obama – and I have a feeling his name will live in ever increasing infamy as the years wear on and we and our descendants are forced to live the consequences of his treachery.

    • sDee says:

      Remember how the “cooler than cool” Obama regime encouraged Iranians to use Twillter for their “revolution”? He sent them to slaughter by working with Nokia and Iran to install software to track the IP addresses/locations of the dissident tweets.

      Nokia Siemens Networks and the Mullahs
      There are reports that the Mullahs have an impressive array of technology to track tweets within their borders, and are simply allowing the logging programs enough time record the IP addresses of dissidents.

      The IP addresses can be matched to email header info, and message content can be identified using deep packet inspection. They may be giving the opposition time to hang themselves.

      [Nokia Siemens Networks, suppliers to the Mullahs of Iran] When question about the capabilities that Nokia-Siemens-Networks has delivered to the Iranian regime, their spokesman said that the company “does have a choice about whether to do business in any country” but said, “We believe providing people, wherever they are, with the ability to communicate is preferable to leaving them without the choice to be heard.”

      http://vannevar.blogspot.com/2009/06/twitter-nokia-siemens-iran-mullahs.html

      • redlegleader68 says:

        Wow!

        • sDee says:

          Indeed. I remember this one well because I was working in wireless IT technology back then. There used to be more on internet tech sites about it.

          • Peg_C says:

            I was working at IBM when IBM handled the Clinton regime transfer of all that ballistic missile technology to China. 1998-99. My brother-in-law was one of a handful of operators of the “wide band” tech used to send it. He had been a 1-rated (that’s the top) manager but by this point he was retired and working there as a contractor. He was astonished at what he saw going on and the amount and size of the transmissions, for MONTHS.

            Their are very, very few tech companies (if any) whose hands are clean. ALL that I am aware of (including CISCO going WAY back) have enabled the very worst regimes by enabling the transfer of our tech and wealth, as well as indirectly killing millions. And we wonder why the tech, banking and other industries are so scared of Trump? He could and very well may expose every one of them. They could not be dirtier if they tried. This is a direct side-effect of globalism: zero loyalty. They’d as soon kill us as sell to us (and they do NOT want to employ us anymore), and I’m not kidding.

      • LCS mom says:

        The Clinton Foundation took a ton of money from Nokia so that Clinton State dept would look the other way when Nokia did these deals with Iran. All of it is dirty. Clinton for sure sold out the green revolution in Iran. Here’s an article with the information that was first in Clinton Cash.

        http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/2/clinton-foundations-sweden-fundraising-arm-cashed-/

      • annieoakley says:

        @sDee
        That Siemens is a huge multinational company based in Germany.

        • sDee says:

          ….one more example of why I see globalism as neo-fascism.

        • LCS mom says:

          That can buy itself preferential treatment by the Clinton State Department by donation to the foundation. Clinton is so disgusting. Many ,many people have died because of her personal corruption, not to mention her incompetence.

      • jmclever says:

        And Obama is working to hand over IP address control of the US internet to the UN this October. Coincidence?

        • Lucille says:

          Write your congressman and tell him it’s his duty to vote against this usurpation of our sovereign right to free speech; because sure as hades, this will lead to censorship.

    • thegoldman says:

      ……WTF…..

      GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/gop-fail-donald-trump-not-listed-minnesota-ballot/

    • zephyrbreeze says:

      By electing Obama, Democrats, and those who stayed home in 2012 instead of voting for Romney, changed the course of our history by enabling a terrorist toxic Iran to continue to exist, gave them vast wealth, and now we have Iran on steroids.

      Those poor poor abandoned and hopeless people. I’m sure the pro-democracy force now in Iran knows it can no way count on the US.

      Clinton and Obama were monsterous.

      • Sam says:

        Zepherbreeze, change that to Obama and Clinton are monsters and I agree completely. They are two of the most evil people ever to be democratically elected to office.

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      It would seem that this means Obama is OK with full Sharia Law imposition as it is under Khamenei. Not surprising.

      • pyromancer76 says:

        “Dreams of My Father”

      • John Galt says:

        The Muslim issues are becoming surreal. France floods the country with Muslims and then bans them from dressing as required by the Quran. Nobody anticipated that Muslims would dress like Muslims?

        O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks all over their bodies. (33:59)

        • I saw the images of the cops standing over the “peaceful” woman sitting on the beach ordering her to take off her layers of clothing. Very back optics. Looked like harassment and “Islamiphobia”. Burquini bans will only serve to victimize and play into propaganda.

    • This has the smell of Valerie, the “Mullah”, Jarrett all over it!

    • georgiafl says:

      I despise the little tyrant/wannabe dictator more every day. Utterly.

    • WSB says:

      And that’s what it smelled like when it DIDN’T happen. This cash was just not ransom, it was to fill pockets of a few. Were these marked bills? Nah.

    • west1890 says:

      If I recall correctly, the people over there begged for help from Obama. He ignored their pleas.

    • mopar2016 says:

      What a bunch of nonsense.
      This clown thinks that we’re naive and stupid at best.
      Iran’s been calling the shots since obama has been in charge.
      We don’t even know what kind of currency or currencies were sent to Iran.
      We do know that Iran refused American dollars.
      What a joke the US is these days!

  51. Betty says:

    When ever Donald Trump mentions this “payment” instead of saying “cash, Cash, CASH!” like he always does I wish he would just say “unmarked bills” .

    How many of those ‘unmarked bills” do you suppose ended up at the Obama place in Dubai? Right now I would like to encourage “some guys out for a walk some night” to go have a look.

  52. Citizen Kane says:

    Isn’t the transfer of this amount of cash a violation of existing laws?

  53. daughnworks247 says:

    I could just break down and cry.
    We have no press.
    We have no Congress to stop this kind of behavior.
    20 years ago, heads would have rolled at the White House and the media would have been screaming.
    Now, I feel like the vultures are picking over the leftovers on my body.
    My disappointment in the press is the greatest hurt of all.

    • IfThenElse says:

      The “Fourth Estate” is now the blog-o-sphere.

      • Betty says:

        And Obama is giving it away on October 1, 2016.

      • Hillbilly4 says:

        Actually, they have become the dangerous ‘5th estate’ intent on the destruction of the American way of life. They are thinly veiled Communists, anarchists and globalists ready to do the bidding of the rich and elite. They will not stop until someone takes away the nipple of the dollar-bottle. They are the products of the corrupt American college system, with no scruples, twist-in-the-wind morality, and devoid of understanding of the word ethics. They are ALL Dan-Rather wannabes. Caveat emptor! Perhaps they should all have to work on the farms and factories…to learn the value of work.

      • mopar2016 says:

        Blago is still locked up.
        We keep a governor in prison at all times in Illinois.
        Blago makes five so far.

    • Kalena says:

      3 decades ago, a president pulling this crap would have been impeached. And a SOS pay for play scheme would have been thrown in jail. This is nauseating. My loathing and contempt for this corrupt regime has no bounds.

  54. TforTexas says:

    The media journalist/reporters cant do any research or investigating… they are too busy going to the gym, getting their hair and nails done, spray tans, teeth whitened, etc. They are pretend movie stars in their TV sitcoms.

    • WSB says:

      What is amazing is to ride the DC Metro lately. My only question is, “Why are these people not taking a private car service?”

  55. NJF says:

    The screen cap of the pallet of cash…..what’s blurred out?

  56. mikebrezzze says:

    Someone explain to me why this isn’t treason

  57. Pam says:

    Liar liar pants on fire. You can almost always guarantee that just about everything that comes out of this man’s mouth is a lie.

  58. Betty says:

    It doesn’t look like a “ransom payment” to me it looks like Obama took his cut right off the top.

  59. JoD says:

    US population 318.86 (2014)
    Instead of flushing the 400 million down the toilet……..
    EVERY US citizen could have been a millionaire!
    That would have fixed the economy!!!

    • Sentient says:

      My God, why didn’t anyone think of that?

    • Icedog says:

      Not sure if a weak joke or you’re just really bad a math.

      $400M divided by 318M people = $1.25 each

      • Bert Darrell says:

        JoD apparently forgot about all those zeros that go after a 318.86 million expression. It’s common among those who use calculators and have forgotten how to do calculations manually or mentally. Also, not used to utilizing exponents to anticipate the magnitude of a calculated result.

      • JoD says:

        SORRY, REALLY BAD MATH!
        I will stick to fashion, interior design and avoid all forms of mathematics!

      • mopar2016 says:

        Four hundred million was just the first payment.
        We’re talking billions here.
        At least enough to buy a delivery system for the nukes that they plan to send our way.

    • jonnymozz says:

      ???
      318.86 million people divided by 400 million dollars = 80 cents each.
      (To give every US citizen a million dollars would require $318,860,000,000,000.00)

  60. All Hype says:

    This big issue will not go away for Obama if Trump gets elected. Where there is smoke there is fire and there is a big fire burning under that 400 million in cash. A Trump administration will find where all the money is going and Ol’ Barak will have to answer for it.

  61. SPMI says:

    There is no way to stop evil of this magnitude.
    That is God’s province.
    We must pray for justice and truth to prevail
    And prevent the thousand years of darkness.
    There is a clear path to the goodness.
    Vote for our next president, Mr. Donald J Trump.

    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      This reminds me of the old mafia movies when everyone was scared to death from intimidation tactics and executions in plain site……. big bundles of $$$$$$……. But, it’s the mafia of the very politicians and taking $$$$$$ from every American for a terrorist state…….. The main players are Billarys, Jarret, Obamas and Soros……….

    • Michael says:

      I understand many feel the importance of praying, BUT we must ACT also!
      Contact your Representaves! Go to
      http://www.northamericanlawcenter.org and let’s remove Obama before the end of the year….it must be done & no further $ goes to him.

      • west1890 says:

        My congress critters are McCain and Flake……….at least for now. Contacting either is an exercise in futility

  62. It’s simple. Iran needed cold cash to pay off others in illegal transactions that cannot be traced. Any criminal with half a brain would see that.

    • Robert says:

      Steve, I think that is the correct answer, especially when you consider that two days later wire transfers were made for the balance of the illegal payment.

  63. mike diamond says:

    we need to say we are sorry to former president richard nixons family,think about it ! nuff said! ,nixon was a choir boy ! as to what we have now! VOTE TRUMP!

  64. b4im2old says:

    I just hope and pray somewhere, someone is collecting and maintaining a complete physical printed record and unconnected hard drive (not cloud storage) of ALL these treasonous acts because if the “occupier” does give up our control of the internet Oct 1 to foreign powers that completely censor access… Trump (“for such a time as this”) & Julian A may not be enough… BUT I DO BELIEVE GOD STILL DOES MIRACLES and while the world continues to suffer at the hand of satan and his minions, satan knows his time is short… and God’s righteous wrath is coming. Onward Christian Soldiers… and keep your lamps filled with oil!

  65. mikebrezzze says:

    Let’s hope assange releases a Hillary and Webster Hubble’s sex tape!

  66. tax2much says:

    Nope, not a smidgen of corruption here.

  67. Bendix says:

    He openly mocks the journalists who do their jobs, on the rare occasions when they question him; he belittles their intelligence and yet they still fawn over him.
    It is not their job to please him.

  68. Mongoose says:

    We couldn’t have gone through other countries who have diplomatic relations with them, like we have done before in dealing with them?

  69. Sandra says:

    Has anyone figured out how much that comes out to per taxpayer? Did Obama just waste $1000 of my money? I need to not type what I’m thinking about him because the language is not appropriate for this site, but I will say that right now I can think of few people I hate more than him. He’s a total fraud. And what’s bad is Hillary might very well be even worse.

  70. jmclever says:

    When Trump is elected, I pray that he has Hillary and Obama investigated, indicted and tried and convicted of treason. Although, I’m sure there are many, many charges that could be filed. We must expose all this dirty dealing to prevent it from simply going underground for 8 years and then resurfacing stronger than ever before

  71. angryduc says:

    If Trump goes on the gold standard we can invalidate the value of that Fed printed currency.

  72. lisaginnz says:

    Stop sending ANY taxpayer earned money to Iran. Period. Millions should be storming Washington and expelling this illegal and corrupt regime. Honestly.

  73. keebler AC says:

    I’ll take him at his “word” then. If it’s not ransom, than what was the $1.3 bln payment for??

    Aiding and abetting a regime whose sworn enemy is America and who has explicitly stated they are building nuclear facilities. This was Obama’s last hurrah as treacherous manchurian POTUS to hasten America’s demise seeing that Hillary is losing to Trump.

    Obama has to be removed from office. I’ve been saying this for months that he would do terrible damage before he goes and has to be “impeached” somehow.

    • keebler AC says:

      Impeached by the Constitution that is

      Assassination would be too easy and that is exactly what Islamists will do to him after his term is over, useless like a dried up leaf to them. He is hoping the ransom will help him from a death sentence. It will not save him. He knows too much.

      • WSB says:

        That’s why he signed into law lifetime SS support for retired presidents. How does he know one of them won’t take it on the chin for the US?

  74. Obama had to send it in ….untraceable, and unaccountable cash, so he could take his cut first from it, call it his ‘brokers fee’ or ‘commission’..

    • Yep. That’s why drug dealers only deal in cash. No following the old money trail. On another note, where does all that foreign aid money end up? Billions to Africa to fight AIDS? Like we really believe these lying corruptocrats care about Africa and their AIDS problem.

  75. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    All I can say is we had better pray and work our behinds off to get Trump elected. Orherwise, hell does not begin to describe what will become of America.

  76. mamadogsite says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/25/us-navy-ship-fired-warning-shots-at-iranian-ship-in-2nd-mideast-close-call-this-week.html

    And so it begins. Thanks Obammy and Kerry. Pad for by U.S. ransome $$$$$$$ I assume.
    Can you arrest a President for ignorance and treason????? Like NOW?????

  77. Lucille says:

    And kowtowing to Iranian mullahs like Obama does leads to this:

    US Navy patrol ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf, in the second close call this week involving Iranian and American vessels, US official confirms to Fox News. Complete coverage on FoxNews.com.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/25/us-navy-ship-fired-warning-shots-at-iranian-ship-in-2nd-mideast-close-call-this-week.html

  78. rebel53blog says:

    Almost 8 years of Obama lying to Americans. A man is only as good as his word and Obama’s words mean Zero to America.

  79. I’m betting Obama’s cut is the $400 Million in cash.
    1 Fly the untraceable cash to Iran in secret.
    2 Mullahs deposit it into Obama’s Swiss bank account.
    3 Once verified, hostages released to provide cover story/distraction if discovered. Hostage taker always demand cash after all.
    4 1.3 Billion transferred to the Mullahs in the traditional fashion, via wire transfers.
    Any questions? If so, feel free to travel to Iran and conduct an investigation. Ha ha.

  80. James Crawford says:

    Wire transfers to Iran are easy.
    Wire transfers from Iran to the various entities in its terrorists network are not available.

    Iran specifically asked for cash in various currencies to enable easier funding of its terrorists
    networks.

    OBAMA eagerly complied.

  81. Angry Dumbo says:

    Ransom payment perhaps, illegal perhaps? that less than 100 million transactional figure is curious.

    http://www.nysun.com/comments/339498

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