Christian youth groups use to wear wristbands with the letters wwjd, it asked: What would Jesus do? Those bands were reminders to act according to their faith. It appears White House advisors could use wwjd reminders on their wrist too, but their bands would ask: What would Jefferson do?
Here’s what the White House did.
In January the United States and Iran negotiated a historic nuclear agreement that lifted financial sanctions off of Iran, and at the same time, during separate negotiations, they swapped prisoners, but months later it was reported the prisoner swap wasn’t an even exchange.
One released prisoner pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American Christian, said while the US prisoners waited for hours at an airport to leave Iran, a Senior Iranian intelligence officer told them their departure depended on the plane with the money.
Apparently the Iranian intelligence officer needed confirmation of the landing of an aircraft that contained $400 million in cash. (The money arrived stacked onto wooden pallets in an unmarked cargo plane.)