(TOWNHALL) White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said Wednesday that when it comes to negotiating for American hostages, the Obama administration does not consider the Taliban a terrorist organization.
"The Taliban is an armed insurgency," Schultz said in response to a question from ABC's Jonathan Karl asking him to distinguish between Jordanian efforts to pay a ransom for hostages and President Obama's deal with the Taliban for United States Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl. "ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don't make concessions to terrorist groups."
"You don't consider the Taliban a terrorist group?" Karl then pressed.
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