Via Hot Air
Awful: Parents of ISIS victim say Obama welched on pledge to donate to charity
posted at 8:41 am on August 26, 2016 by Ed Morrissey
“She was the girl left behind,” ABC’s Brian Ross says of Kayla Mueller, and that’s more true than we knew even after news of her death finally lifted the veil on her kidnaping. After bringing the Obama administration into the negotiations for Kayla’s release, the Muellers got threats from the Department of Justice of prosecution if they or others paid a ransom, a point which ABC brings up again in this story. Later, it came out that the White House sat on good intelligence about her location and that of other hostages for almost two months before attempting a rescue, long after they had been moved.
After her death was confirmed, President Obama sat down with the Muellers and pledged to support their new charity with an “anonymous” donation, Carl Mueller tells ABC. Seventeen months later, they’ve yet to see a dime from him:
As President Barack Obama tried to console the parents of Kayla Mueller after she was killed in ISIS captivity last year, they say he offered to make a contribution to a foundation they had established in her name.
But he has yet to do so, the parents say, 17 months after he made his promise to them on March 13, 2015.
ABC News reached out to the White House, which confirmed that Obama hadn’t made any donation to the Mueller’s charity:
A White House official confirmed to ABC News that the president had not made the donation but still intends to do so.
The official offered no guidance on why the president had failed to make the donation.
This entire story breaks the heart in a number of ways. Kayla Mueller only wanted to make the world a better place, and wanted to help people who needed it most. She may have been too naïve, but she represented the best of America. And for a