Reagan Allies Schemed to Delay U.S. Hostages' Freedom to Sabotage Carter, Alleged Witness Says
Former Texas lt. gov says political mentor sabotaged Iran hostage talks to stop Jimmy Carter’s re-election
Ben Barnes claims former Texas Gov. John Connally Jr. staged a tour in the Middle East to sabotage then-President Jimmy Carter's negotiations in the Iran hostage crisis.
Revealed: The alleged secret plot to sabotage Jimmy Carter's reelection by delaying hostage release
A “prominent Texas politician” has come forward to allege a shocking four-decade secret: that foes of President Jimmy Carter sabotaged his 1980 re-election by urging Iranians not to release 52 American hostages until after that election. The New York Times reported yesterday that Ben Barnes, a major...
A GOP politician tried to use the Iran hostage crisis to help Reagan in the 1980 election. The man who accompanied him wants to come clean to Jimmy Carter: 'History needs to know that this happened'
It took four decades for Ben Barnes to come forward with the story but he said he wanted to correct the record on the race between Carter and Reagan.
How the GOP Sabotaged Jimmy Carter’s Re-Election
Former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, compelled by the news of President Jimmy Carter entering hospice care, has told the New York Times that there was, in fact, a secret GOP effort in 1980 to prevent Iran from releasing 53 American hostages until after that year’s presidential election. Barnes said that in the summer of 1980, he accompanied former Texas governor John Connally, on a trip to the Middle East during which Connally asked Arab…