Obama Administration Paid Ransom and Released 5 Top Gitmo Detainees for Deserter Bergdahl

FOX News reported in June that the Obama administration may have given the Taliban and Haqqani terrorists money as well as the five top Taliban prisoners.
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Obama may have exchanged money and prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl

Greta Van Susteren: Is there any reason to be confident that we didn’t do both? (cash and prisoners)

Catherine Herridge: This is an excellent point. It is entirely possible.

Via Catherine Herridge and On the Record:

It was true.
The Obama administration paid a ransom and then released five top Gitmo detainees for traitor Bowe Bergdahl.
The Blaze reported:

The Obama administration made a ransom payment to an Afghan “con man” earlier this year in an unsuccessful attempt to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to aWashington Times report. Best-selling author Brad Thor predicted there was likely money exchanged as part of the deal in a previous op-ed on TheBlaze.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) revealed the ransom payment in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The congressman noted that the DoD’s Joint Special Operations Command delivered the payment, but it was stolen by the “intermediary” who claimed to represent the hostage takers, the report adds.

“Given the significance of this matter, as well as the fact that Pentagon officials have denied that a payment was even considered — and you also said you were unaware of any such attempt — I ask you to immediately inquire with JSOC to determine the specific order of events,” Hunter stated.

Bergdahl was ultimately released after the Obama administration agreed to release five terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.

The explosive report comes one day after White House press secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama believes that it’s “not in the best interest of American citizens to pay ransoms to any organization, let alone a terrorist organization.”

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