Posted by DrJohn on 22 August, 2014 at 4:14 am. 1 comment.


Shocking, I know.

Obama administration officials broke federal law when they exchanged five Taliban warriors for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the government’s top investigative office said Thursday in a report that marks the latest finding of legal overreach by President Obama.

Officials neglected to give Congress a 30-day notification and illegally switched money from one account to another to conduct the swap, the Government Accountability Office said.

Mr. Obama defended the exchange as legal use of his powers as commander in chief and said he had to withhold information from Congress to preserve secrecy in delicate negotiations with the Taliban.

But members of Congress from both sides of the aisle questioned the decision on the grounds of whether the U.S. was right to free the potentially dangerous Taliban fighters and whether Mr. Obama broke the law by not consulting with Congress.

More at the Washington Times

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