The United States has been embroiled in a controversy of allegedly holding deals with Iran on nuclear weapons sales. Now that the elections are fast approaching, candidates are using this scandal to their advantage.
One of those riding the tide is Republican nominee Donald Trump, who claimed to have seen a video showing an Iranian plane unloading cash, which Trump said was money from U.S. as payment for the nuclear weapons deal.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the payment, which amounted to $400 million in cold cash, coincided with the release of four American soldiers held captive by the Iranian government.
But in a report from the Huffington Post, there are two possible scenarios: first, it is possible that Trump was fabricating a story of a non-existent video; or Trump received some classified information he got from a reliable source.
The second scenario was more likely, especially if one would judge Trump’s manner of disclosing information. Trump appeared he saw the video, which no other person has seen, or at least inaccessible to the public.
“Over there, where that plane landed, top secret, they don’t have a lot of paparazzi, you know. The paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there. They have a perfect tape, obviously done by a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. It’s a military tape. It’s a tape that was a perfect angle, nice and steady,” Trump said, as quoted by the Huffington Post.
According to the report, the video Trump described appeared to be inaccessible to the general public. But Trump’s camp declined to give further information as to how they were able to acquire the video.