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MSNBC Guest: Reagan Administration Is To Blame For Obama’s $400 Million Iran Ransom [VIDEO]

During a Friday morning interview on MSNBC, author Hillary Mann Leverett stated that the late President Ronald Reagan was the man truly responsible for the $400 million ransom payment the Obama Administration just supplied to Iran.

Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Getty Images)

Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Getty Images)

“It’s really a critical point, and, right now, the idea that it’s ransom is really taking hold,” Leverett explained. “But there is the other narrative, that this was brilliant diplomacy, and you can contrast it with some obvious facts.”

Leverett argued that “idea that the Obama administration paid ransom here is something political opponents are using against the administration, and the administration just isn’t defending itself.”

Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger in 1982 (Getty Images)

Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger in 1982 (Getty Images)

“It was part of a settlement,” she continued. “It was a settlement in fact that the Reagan Administration really brought about by issuing an executive order.”

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