State Dept: Can’t Confirm or Deny That Cash Options Were Considered in Bergdahl Negotiations

Harf: 'I don't know if it's true or not'


The State Department would not say Wednesday whether or not cash options were considered in negotiations for Bergdahl’s return.

"But you can't deny that cash payments were discussed?" Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson asked State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf at a briefing.

"But I can't confirm — I just — I can't confirm it, so it's not that I'm not denying it, it's that I don't know if it's true or not, yeah," she responded.