Trump Frees US Hostage in Venezuela without Exchanging Pallet of Cash
On January 17, 2016, a cargo plane with $400 million in foreign currencies was secretly sent to Iran in the dead of night.
This was the same day the Iranian regime released four American hostages held in Tehran.
L to R: Matt Trevithick (Photo Credit Robin Wright) Amir Hekmati, Jason Rezaian (Photo Credit AP), Saeed Abedini (News 4).
Barack Obama later told reporters this was not a ransom payment.
Former US Iranian Hostage Saeed Abidini told FOX Business Network the Iranian regime WOULD NOT let his plane leave Tehran until the ransom plane arrived.
US officials held the ransom cash until the hostages were released.
Two days after Obama sent Iran the ransom cash the US government wired 13 individual payments for $99,999,999.99 , each with an independent MICR, totaling $1,299,999,999.87.
Cash from Obama’s ransom payment to Iran has since been tracked to terrorist groups in the region.
On Saturday President Trump announced the failed Socialist regime in Venezuela has released US hostage Josh Holt.
Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018