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Trump Campaign Slams State Dept. Admission on $400M Payment

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By    |   Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 07:24 PM

Donald Trump's campaign seized on the State Department's admission that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of five American prisoners in January.

The admittance by the State Department's John Kirby "cements Hillary Clinton's role in crafting disastrous policies that have led to a more dangerous world," said Trump spokesman Jason Miller.

"Already under fire for lying to the American people about her illegal email server, Clinton is continuing to align herself with an administration that has continually lied to Americans as well."

Kirby told reporters that negotiations over the United States' returning the Iranian money from an account from 1999 was conducted separately from the prisoner talks.

He said that U.S. withheld delivery of the cash as leverage until the hostages had left Tehran.

"By helping put together a deal that ultimately sent $400 million to Iran that was likely used to fund terrorism, Clinton has proven herself unfit to be president of the United States," Miller said.

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