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Senior officials at the U.S. Department of Justice reportedly warned the Obama administration that a secret $400 million cash payment to Iran would look like a “ransom payment.”
The $400 million foreign cash payment from the U.S. occurred as four detained Americans were released from Iranian custody. Several senior DOJ officials reportedly told the Wall Street Journal immediate concerns were sent up the chain of command.
“People knew what it was going to look like, and there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment,” one of the sources said.
The Obama administration claimed the timing of the payment was coincidental and the $400 million payment was part of a bigger $1.7 billion settlement from a failed 1970′s arms deal.
However, the secrecy and tactics behind the payment have resulted in harsh criticism from outside observers.
The money was converted to Swiss francs, euros and other currencies and then secretly airlifted to the radical regime.
Reacting to the Wall Street Journal report, columnist Charles Krauthammer said the payment was essentially “money laundering.” A federal statute prohibits the U.S. from providing U.S. dollars to Iran.
Pastor Saeed Abedini, one of four American hostages released from Iran on Tuesday, joined the FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan to describe the night he was set free.
“First of all, I’m so thankful for my freedom,” he said. “There is nothing like a life of being free.”
Abedini said he and the others waited a full night in the airport. According to police, they were waiting for another plane to arrive.
“They told us ‘you’re going to be there for 20 minutes, but it took like hours and hours,’” Abedini said. “We slept at the airport.”
Abedini said the plane and pilot were there, and everyone was ready to go, but they didn’t leave until 10 a.m. the next day. They eventually flew to the U.S. in the plane that had been sitting at the airport overnight.
Don’t worry Trumpers, big crowds are more important than good poll numbers or something…
Another day, more disarray in the Trump campaign over GOP battles…
Now, in defense of Trump, this idea that he is lying about some video is idiotic. He is mistaken, not lying.
But… This stuff is the kind of attacks the media would do to any Republican candidate… Why even bother here?
And then there is this…
Alabama Democrat calls out the coming lottery scheme… Sort of…
Hoover schools superintendent Kathy Murphy said Thursday that a teacher shown on video dragging her daughter by the neck has been temporarily reassigned to the central office but will likely eventually return to the classroom.
AL.com on Wednesday shared Hoover High School surveillance video showing PE teacher Lori McCombs grabbing her teen daughter by the neck and dragging her while the pair was inside the school.
McCombs is charged with third-degree domestic violence in the 2015 incident.
“Ms. McCombs made a serious error in responding impulsively and emotionally in the context of an argument with her daughter,” Murphy said. “She received and accepted appropriate consequences for her action, and we consider the disciplinary phase of the matter to be closed at the school board level.”
“To date, no agency or court has directed us to take additional or different action regarding Ms. McCombs,” the superintendent said. “Until we can achieve an acceptable level of closure with regard to pending legal proceedings, I believe the interests of all concerned are best served by maintaining Ms. McCombs’ temporary reassignment to duties at the Central Office.”
She said the reassignment is not disciplinary in nature, and is not based on any concern that the events of last August will be repeated. “Lori McCombs has consistently and commendably affirmed her desire to place the interests of the school system as a whole above her own,” Murphy said. “Barring something unforeseen, I fully expect that Ms. McCombs will return to regular duties at some point in the future.”
Attorney Shane Sears, who represents McCombs’ teen daughter, said the school system’s approach to the entire incident is a “misstep.” “I think by putting Lori McCombs back in the school, it shows a callous disregard for the safety of our students,” he said. “It shows the Hoover board is not watching out for the students’ best interest.”
AL.com wants her fired, obviously.
A New Hope man who listed an item for sale on Craigslist was shot Tuesday by two men who answered the ad.
Myndarius Rogers, 21, and Travion Marquise Malone, 18, are charged with attempted murder and first-degree robbery, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They were booked into the Madison County Jail in lieu of $120,000 bond.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Brian Chaffin said that the men went Tuesday night to the victim’s home in the 800 block of Honea Lane, where the shooting took place. The victim was taken to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition; he is expected to recover from his injuries.
Investigators developed Rogers and Malone as suspects based on witness statements and statements made by the victim. They were arrested the day after the shooting.
“The victim in this case simply listed a product on Craigslist for sale and the offenders took advantage of this situation to commit a crime to a citizen of Madison County,” Chaffin said in a news release. “When conducting business in this manner, please be aware of your surroundings and make transactions at a safe location.”
According to 911 calls obtained by WFTV-TV in Florida, Zimmerman said a group of men recognized him at Gators Riverside Grille and confronted him.
“He said he was going to kill me,” Zimmerman said to police. “You need to send like three or four cops.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Zimmerman walked by several people seated at a table Sunday evening and complimented one man’s Confederate flag tattoos. The man, Joseph Whitmer, thanked him and asked about the Trayvon Martin case.
The Sentinel reported that as Zimmerman explained that he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense, another man confronted him, asking, “You’re bragging about that?”
A man who identified himself as Zimmerman’s friend told 911 dispatchers: “George Zimmerman and I were sitting at a restaurant here eating and four or five guys came up to us and attacked George,” he said. “I tried to film it and they knocked my phone out of my hand and down onto the dock when I was trying to film it.”
Why is Todd Akin talking?
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