President Obama maintains the payment to Iran this week was not ransom, but St Mary’s Terrorism Law Expert Jeffrey Addicott said the administration should’ve realized this had the appearance of evil.
“You’re trading this large sum of cash at the exact same time you’re getting hostages back, it just doesn’t pass the smell test,” he said.
Addicott told KTSA’s Sean Rima Thursday that the money is no coincidence.
“His answers were way, way, way too long,” he said. “Generally, if you’re on the side of truth, it’s a pretty short answer…he went on for 10 minutes, you know twisting and turning in the wind, trying to come up with some plausible explanation.”