Obama’s Earnest Describes $400 Million Cash Ransom as ‘Failure on Part of the Press’

Josh Earnest

So this is rich. Obama’s paid liar Josh Earnest spent about eight minutes on Monday bobbing, weaving and dodging in trying to avoid answering the question: “What is the difference between ‘ransom’ and ‘leverage’?”

Outlandishly, Earnest, rather than answering the question directly, even has the stones to blame the press, calling their reporting on the $400 million in cash sneaked into Iran by the Obama Regime to illegally pay ransom, a “failure on part of the press.”

Arrogant Josh Earnest, while looking down his nose, told reporters that the transaction was just too complex and therefore shouldn’t be asked about as he noted questions about other matters were “legitimate” for the press to be inquiring about.

Four different times reporters ask the simple question, “What’s the difference between a ransom and leverage?”

Last week, another dirty liar, State Department spokesman John Kirby introduced “leverage” as an excuse for the illegal cash exchange for hostages, which led to the question being asked on Monday.

The third time Earnest was asked, he replied that he expected the Iranians to understand the “complexity” of the transaction. In other words, Americans are too dumb to understand how complicated the deal was but Iranian mullahs who run the terrorist-supporting country understand (wink, wink) having $400 million in cash shown to their faces.

The fourth time the question is asked, the reporter busts Earnest’s chops for, on one hand, criticizing reporters for not asking clear questions, but on the other hand not answering the simple questions repeatedly asked.

Earnest does actually — finally — take a stab at defining the word “ransom,” but takes a pass on “leverage,” and describes the exchange as being simply a hostage swap, with the $400 million paid as being unrelated.

How stupid do these people think we are?

Notice the uncomfortable pauses in Earnest’s delivery as you can almost see his brain on overload, trying to calculate his next lie.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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