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Reporters grill White House spokesman over ransom deal

How to avoid questions about the US paying $400 million ransom

The White House on Wednesday denied that a $400 million cash payment t was a ransom paid to free American prisoners. “No, it was not,” said press secretary Josh Earnest when asked if the money constituted a ransom. “It is against the policy of the United States to pay ransom for hostages.” 

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