People who break the law go to jail. Obama is not above the law, so it’s time for him to pay for his crimes.
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are out with a scathing new report on Thursday accusing the Obama administration of breaking the law – actually, several laws – when it exchanged five Taliban prisoners for captive U.S. Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl last year.
“Our report finds that the Administration clearly broke the law in not notifying Congress of the transfer,” declared committee chairman
“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.”
The committee presented several findings in its report.
The transfer of the Taliban Five violated several laws, including the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The constitutional arguments offered to justify the Department of Defense’s failure to provide the legally-required notification to the Committee 30 days in advance are incomplete and unconvincing. The violation of law also threatens constitutional separation of powers…
The Committee was misled about the extent and scope of efforts to arrange the Taliban Five transfer before it took place. The Department of Defense’s failure to communicate complete and accurate information severely harmed its relationship with the Committee, and threatens to upend a longstanding history and tradition of cooperation and comity.
This committee is behind the times if you ask me. We all knew this when it happened. Our question is what are you going to do about it? Hint: this will not take as much courage to do AFTER the latest terrorist attack. But will they follow it up with action?
The GOP will do what they’ve done the last 7 years…nothing. Because they ‘re afraid of being labeled racist or because they agreed with what he did.
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