This is one of the most sustained efforts at disingenuousness I’ve ever seen from a press secretary – and that’s saying something.
Here is White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest saying that political morivations underly the charge that $400 million secretly landing in Iran the day hostages are released is ransom.
And the White House is callling Donald Trump insane.
No rational person would not think this is ransom, even if the money was part of a previously planned payment. And no enemy of the United States interested in obtaining some U.S. taxpayer funding would not think it a good idea to get right into the hostage taking business. Especially after Obama traded a bunch of Taliban leaders for the deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
Earnest, of course, helps his dodge by not even admitting that the money arrived the day the hostages were released. Apparently that is some sort of state secret.
I know Josh. He knows better. Sure, this is the job he signed up for. But this could have been done differently, rather than completely obscuring an obvious truth and attacking others instead.