August 26, 2014

White House Violated U.S. Law In Prisoner Exchange

[From article]
A defiant White House rejected the Government Accountability Office’s determination that the administration broke the law in its highly controversial swap of U.S. Army Sgt. Bow Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, saying that the president’s “constitutional responsibility to protect the lives of Americans” trumped the law.
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Senators from both sides of the aisle have disagreed with the president’s rationale, saying he had broken the law by not properly notifying Congress about the deal. The GAO’s ruling Thursday confirmed that contention.

WH: Obama's Constitutional Responsibility to Protect AmericansTrumps the Law
The president's "constitutional responsibility to protect the lives of Americans... doesn't come with caveats."
Bradford Thomas

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