Trump welcomes released Americans held in Venezuela to the White House

Donald Trump welcomed an American couple, Josh and Thamy Holt, to the White House last night after securing their release from a Venezuelan prison on Friday.  Their freedom was negotiated by the Trump administration and the office of Senator Orrin Hatch. The senator posted a video of the reunion: Reunited. — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) May 26, 2018 CNN: Holt and his wife were freed overnight and released to the US Embassy in Caracas, according to Foro Penal, a human rights organization of lawyers and others who assist political prisoners in Venezuela. The couple was joined by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee as they flew back to the US on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. "offered nothing" to Venezuelan leadership in exchange for the release of Holt, two White House National Security Council officials told CNN. "We're grateful to all who participated in this miracle," Holt's family said...(Read Full Post)