WATCH: Kirby insists the U.S. did not pay ransom money to Iran

State Department spokesman John Kirby joined Bill Hemmer on “America’s Newsroom” to defend a $400 million cash transfer to Iran in January for the release of four Iranian-held American hostages.

Kirby did not have an easy time convincing the Fox journalist that the money paid was not ransom money, but legitimate funds owing to the Islamic Republic.