We knew it all along. Obama denied it, and the media helped him. But now, they’re ADMITTING it!

Earlier this week, the Mental Recession  covered a report from the Wall Street Journal which proved that the $400 million payment to the terrorist Islamic country of Iran in exchange for four American hostages was indisputably a ransom payment.

Obama had denied as much, saying there was nothing “nefarious” or secretive about the deal.

Now, with their backs against the wall, Obama’s State Department admits that they and the president flat-out lied to the American people – It was a ransom.


The question posed by the reporter is: “Getting away from the word leverage, in basic English you are saying you wouldn’t give them the 400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?”

The response from State Department spokesman John Kirby – “That’s correct.”

Kirby almost looks like a child shamed into admitting the truth.

As GOP.com reports, a ransom can be defined as follows:

RNC spokesman Michael Short issued a statement saying “What the State Department admitted today was the dictionary definition of a ransom payment and a complete contradiction of what they were saying just two weeks ago.”

“It’s time for the Obama White House to drop the charade and admit it paid a ransom to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” he added.

“Hillary Clinton’s support for this dangerous blunder, which has put a price on the head of every American citizen, shows once again she does not have the judgement to be president.”