NBC Reporter Grills WH Advisor at Press Briefing: Doesn't Ransom Money From Family Members Put a Price Tag on American's Heads Overseas?

Nice job by NBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander on the obvious contradiction coming from the WH regarding ransom money paid to terrorist overseas.
ALEXANDER: "Ransom money is ransom money, whether paid by the government or paid by individual families, so doesn't this announcement today risk endangering more Americans overseas?"
Standing in is WH counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco.

She really doesn't have an answer for him.

He hits her with a pretty good follow-up question here.