Obama allowed that the one piece of new information, first reported this week by The Wall Street Journal, was that the $400 million was paid in cash. It was delivered to Iran on palettes aboard an unmarked plane.That sounds perfectly normal to send an unmarked cargo plane into Tehran with a pallet full of Euros because we "don't have a banking relationship." I mean, you have to open an account, then fill out one of those signature cards - oh, it's a hassle.
"The only bit of news is that we paid cash," he said. "The reason is because we couldn't send them a check and we couldn't wire the money. We don't have a banking relationship with Iran which is part of the pressure we applied on them."
Also, "we do not pay ransom for hostages." Just because the hostages were released on the exact same day and the Iranians were waiting for their payoff, well that's a coincidence.
We all know this obvious lie will never be challenged by the mainstream media, so why bother? And....it's old news.