John Ransom

As I said just now on the radio, former undercover FBI agent Ron Fino today told me that a high level source in the intelligence community has confirmed that a ransom was paid by the Obama administration for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

"I have learned from high level intelligence sources," says Fino, "that a ransom was also paid in getting Sgt Bergdahl released. I am sure it was not direct [payment] but via a Qatar operation."

Speculation about a ransom has been rampant since the release of Bergdahl.

Today our own Guy Benson wrote:

Now the Washington Free Beacon hastracked down a senior US intelligence official who effectively endorses the idea as not just plausible, but likely -- a conclusion buttressed by his extensive experience dealing with the Haqqani network.

You can contact Fino by going to

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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