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Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor
Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2014 | David Martosko

Posted on 06/02/2014 2:37:39 PM PDT by don-o

Barack Obama broke a federal law that he signed just six months ago when he authorized the release of five high-ranking Taliban terror targets from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for the return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, senior congressional Republicans claimed today.

And the president may also have written a new chapter in the case for his own impeachment, according to a former federal prosecutor who helped bring the 1993 World Trade Center bombers to justice.

'The return of senior terrorists to the Taliban [is] ... a "high crime and misdemeanor",' author Andrew C. McCarthy told MailOnline.

His book 'Faithless Execution: Building the case for Obama's impeachment,' is set to be published Tuesday.

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The administration may have believed it would win a PR victory that would eclipse any legalistic hand-wringing on Capitol Hill.

A White House official told MailOnline on Monday morning that Obama's deputies were caught flatfooted by the intensity of public outrage in some quarters after Bergdahl's rescue by Special Forces.

'Everyone thought this would be a January 1981 moment,' the insider said, referring to the negotiated release of 52 U.S. hostages in Iran after 444 days in captivity.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; awol; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; negotiating; terrorist
FULL TITLE: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it could lead to Obama's impeachment

Confirms my thought that The Regime did NOT see the poop storm breaking out as it has.

1 posted on 06/02/2014 2:37:39 PM PDT by don-o
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5 “high risk” terrorists even the Afghans are fretting.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 2:40:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

I read that the Pakistanis aren’t happy, either. Way to go, Barry!


3 posted on 06/02/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT by livius
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To: don-o

So, what’s the GOP going to do about it?


4 posted on 06/02/2014 2:43:44 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Exactly...BMW or actually do something?

I put my money on BMW...


5 posted on 06/02/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: don-o
after Bergdahl's rescue by Special Forces.
Huh? I though the enemy gave him up freely, in exchange.
6 posted on 06/02/2014 2:47:19 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Arm_Bears
So, what’s the GOP going to do about it?

N-O-T-H-I-N-G

7 posted on 06/02/2014 2:47:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Nothing, because they are spineless, unprincipled cowards!


8 posted on 06/02/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: don-o

Special forces did not rescue this pos. He was turned over to them. Alledgedly. I have my doubts. Obama just wants the words “special forces” in the announcement so he can claim he acted as CIC.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: don-o
A White House official told MailOnline on Monday morning that Obama's deputies were caught flatfooted by the intensity of public outrage in some quarters after Bergdahl's rescue by Special Forces.

Incredible that he supposedly didn't expect people to be upset. Personally, I think he didn't give a darn; after all, he's the king and he don't need no stinkin' laws to tell him what to do.

BTW, "rescue" is somewhat of an overstatement. The SF were sent to pick him up from the Taliban, which isn't exactly the same thing.

10 posted on 06/02/2014 2:52:21 PM PDT by livius
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To: don-o
When I told my supposed Tea Party rep that Obama’s appointments to the NLRB and CFPB without the consent of the senate demanded impeachment, I was informed that policy differences didn't rise to the level of impeachment.

Obama’s release of high ranking Taliban isn't merely impeachable, it is treasonous.

If the pubbie calculus determines the political downside to them of impeachment outweighs any upside in an election year, they can kiss the conservative vote away forever.

I don't believe most will mind losing us.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 2:53:43 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: don-o

Barry and the people around him are not Americans. He wouldn’t understand the anger. Nor care.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 3:00:12 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: don-o

Obama just feels that the punishment for breaking this law is nowhere near as serious as the punishment for treason he might get if Al Qaeda squeals on him.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 3:01:12 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: don-o

Obama: I’ll give you five terrorists.

Taliban: We’ll give you one terrorist.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 3:21:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Arm_Bears

Punt while they’re in the Red Zone.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: VerySadAmerican

But Bambi did not mention whose “special forces” they were.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 3:25:56 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Arm_Bears

John Boehner is on the case....the case for amnesty that is.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 3:29:50 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: VerySadAmerican

All involved thought they would come out smelling like a rose - the Muslim deserter, the loser Muslim dad and BO.

Instead, they smell like what was used to make the roses grow.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 3:32:43 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: don-o

You can’t impeach a Usurper.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 3:33:48 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: don-o
Barack Obama broke a federal law that he signed just six months ago...

He has a pen and a phone and WHO'S going to stop him? Our *elected officials* will stamp their feet, get really mad, maybe write him a letter and then decide what restaurant to choose.

20 posted on 06/02/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT by azishot
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To: azishot

Hi azishot,

So I’m thinking. Zero violated the law with his pen and phone. But his pen, phone, or self, did not have direct contact with the Taliban or government (?) of Quatar.

So, I’m thinking this is a conspiracy to violate federal law. Who do you think are the co-conspirators?

I think Kerry, Rice, Biden, Holder are for starters. They all should be prosecuted. Are you aware of any other co-conspirator?


21 posted on 06/02/2014 3:49:54 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: don-o

Oh Stop with the impeachment crap.

The guy just shot puppies on the White House lawn and no one cares.

Who is dumb enough to make the case for impeachment on this?

“Gee, them Republicans are an odd lot. I don’t get it. We brought one of our home”


22 posted on 06/02/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: gwjack

Well, if we knew who did the direct calling to the tol-ee-bon you could add those names to the list.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT by azishot
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To: don-o

There is no way to impeach a dictator. Wishful thinking.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 4:29:04 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: don-o
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25 posted on 06/02/2014 4:38:56 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

That little twerp seems to have a lot of fans around here lately.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Obama will do what he wants... Congress won’t get off their as$es and do something. Obama walks all over them like tiny little ants.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 5:01:35 PM PDT by baddog 219
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