Congress Drops BOMBSHELL Report: Obama ‘Clearly Broke The Law…’ When He Did This
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A new report finds that the Obama administration broke the law and misled Congress in making its controversial prison swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the “Taliban Five.”
The 108-page report released on Thursday by the House Armed Services Committee also concludes that key Defense Department officials, who might have raised concerns, were kept out of the loop until shortly before the swap was to occur.
Additionally, Congress was notified just hours before the exchange in direct violation of federal law, which required a 30-day notice before any prisoners were released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
“Our report finds that the administration clearly broke the law in not notifying Congress of the transfer,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.
“Leading up to the transfer, DOD officials misled Congress as to the status of negotiations. Pentagon officials best positioned to assess the national security risks were left out of the process, which increases the chances of dangerous consequences from the transfer,” he added.