(Free Beacon / Worthy News)– Reported details of the high-profile prisoner swap that freed Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend are not telling the full story, according to a high-level intelligence official involved in efforts to find and rescue the Army sergeant.
The Obama administration reportedly considered offering cash for his release as late as December 2013. The State Department has repeatedly refused to say whether the deal that released Bergdahl involved any cash payment.
"The people that are holding Bergdahl want[ed] cash and someone paid it to them," the source said.
Haqqani, the organization that held Bergdahl, he said, "benefits zero from the prisoner exchange. Based on 10 years of working with those guys, the only thing that would make them move Bergdahl is money."
"We just funded them for the next 10 years is my guess," he said.