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White House: 90 in Administration Knew of Bergdahl Deal, But Not Congress
Newsmax ^ | 09 Jun 2014 | By Greg Richter

Posted on 06/10/2014 12:07:39 AM PDT by kingattax

Between 80 and 90 administration staffers knew about the trade of five Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl even though Congress was kept in the dark, CNN reports, and members of both parties are unhappy about it.

During a classified briefing to the entire House of Representatives late Monday afternoon, White House officials said that up to 90 people had prior knowledge of the trade.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon called that news "disturbing," partly because of the high number who knew and partly because the White House has been saying it didn't inform Congress until after the swap was made because it feared Bergdahl's life might be in danger if there had been a leak.

McKeon, a California Republican, told CNN he wants to get an exact number of those who knew and their names.

"My question to them was, if you don't know who knew, then how could you – if a leak had happened and the sergeant had been killed – how could you go back and find out who leaked?" McKeon said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; congress; democrats; military; obama

1 posted on 06/10/2014 12:07:39 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

When the Speaker of the House is completely apathetic to the lawlessness of the Exexcutive branch, what difference does it make?


2 posted on 06/10/2014 12:11:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: kingattax

Why doesn’t President Obama issue an executive order disbanding Congress?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 12:13:17 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

would you be very surprised if that is already on the drawing board ?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 12:17:39 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

LOL. This proves they did not care about leaks (as if anyone needed convincing). If poor Bismillah Bergdahl was in such danger, they would not have told more than 90 WH staffers.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 12:18:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
Leaks? The 90 WH staffers are Muslim Brotherhood. They probably brokered the ‘deal’.
6 posted on 06/10/2014 12:22:59 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: kingattax

I’ll bet that that “Dude, that was over two years ago” guy who started as Obama’s van driver and is now the National Security Council spokesman is one of them.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 12:25:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: liberalh8ter

sounds about right


8 posted on 06/10/2014 12:31:33 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: All

Impeachment is now necessary, it would appear, to save the republic from disaster. This episode reveals the full extent of the callous disregard of the president for both the spirit and the word of the law in matters that are too important to brush aside. One fears that the situation can only get much worse if the administration learns that it can get away with this kind of behaviour.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 12:36:02 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: nickcarraway

I tell where this all started in terms of attitude...when they refused to sit down and do regular year-to-year budgets. That was the point where the White House assumed that Congress had no value, and refused to let them be part of the process. Once the barriers went up last year at the national parks...it should have been a sign of bad things to come.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 12:40:17 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: kingattax
This administration is so corrupt it is unbelievable. Our so called Representatives are scared of their own shadow.
I am getting to the point I can't read any more about the scum.
I can't watch FOX because they bring on idiots like Juan Williams, Alan Combs, Beckel etc.
The latest has woken some RATS up but not nearly enough.
11 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: Peter ODonnell
"Impeachment is now necessary, it would appear, to save the republic from disaster."

It is very sad that we are at this point. Bite-me wouldn't be much better but would be a change.
I know our founding Fathers did not intend for this. . . .

12 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:44 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: kingattax
Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!

McKeon: GO AFTER OBAMA....quit saying you are DISTURBED!!

13 posted on 06/10/2014 3:22:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kingattax

I can’t even tell you how angry this administration makes me just thinking about all the damage done to this country. The hubris. The lawlessness. Obama spits on all law abiding citizens. He serves us garbage with a smile.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:45:17 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: kingattax

CONgress didn’t know (and now that they know they still don’t react)? DISMANTLE that useless collective of paycheck collecting CONmen.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 4:08:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ann Archy
McKeon: GO AFTER OBAMA....quit saying you are DISTURBED!!

Maybe he could write a strongly worded letter. That always seems to work. /s

16 posted on 06/10/2014 4:10:52 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: kingattax

“White House: 90 in Administration Knew of Bergdahl Deal”

Obama would have been number 91, but that damn newspaper delivery boy threw the newspaper up on the roof of the white house where it couldnt be reached.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:59 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: liberalh8ter
When the Speaker of the House is completely apathetic

1. Oust Boehner.
2. Install West.
3, Impeach Obama.

18 posted on 06/10/2014 4:26:54 AM 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
Oh, how I wish!
19 posted on 06/10/2014 4:45:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: kingattax

This whole episode is so amateurish, so mickey-mouse, so lacking-in-any-forethinking, you almost wonder if it was cooked up by Valerie, Michelle, and Mother Robinson over a few late-night vodka shots.

“We didn’t have time to tell 10 members of a Congressional Committee what we were planning, just 90 people in the White House ..... it was an emergency, Bowe’s life was in danger, blah, blah blah ...”


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:55:57 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: kingattax
Hell, one could have stapled notes to the forheadsskins of congress and they still would not react...
21 posted on 06/10/2014 5:05:16 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: All

More compelling evidence of unaccountable marxists operating under the guise of “government”. Thanks very much for posting.

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 5:21:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: kingattax

What is even more astonishing is that 80-90 people in Washington knew something big and were able to keep it secret.

Usually, Washington leaks like a sieve.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kingattax

“Taliban Mullah in Chief” Hussein Obama has chosen “Secretary of Defending the Taliban” Hagel to continue to make Grand Bargains with Gitmo Prisoners so that Gitmo can be closed on the last day that all US Military Personnel finally abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lowbridge

If the greens and T-off areas had TVs tuned to TV news channels, he might find out what is going on in the world.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 5:32:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kingattax

Val was right we can by-pass congress and they do.
Any questions how the November elections will go.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 5:45:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

If Congress does absolutely nothing about this, every damn one of them, regardless of which side they represent, needs to be OUT. GONE WITHOUT any “retirement”. They are no better than odumbo himself and conspirators to treason.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DeaconRed

“I can’t watch FOX because they bring on idiots like Juan Williams, Alan Combs, Beckel etc.”

No kidding. If I wanted to listen to complete buffoons, I’d turn to one of the other junk news channels to get my fill.

My father told me he wished they made a TV where you could reach through and slap the person who’s speaking. Colmes and Juan Williams would be his first two.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT by mothball
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To: DeaconRed

Same here. All they [both sides] do is spew the daily talkingpoints.

It would be refreshing if some news channel put together a group could actually discuss events and situations.

I also get irritated when a FoxNews host cuts away from a good live interview to go to breaking news or a news alert -- that has been repeated all morning.
29 posted on 06/10/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DaveA37

OUT and gone indeed but to many liberals keep voting the wrong way and to few of the sane ones don’t vote reason seems to fail them maybe we have to play the lefts gam vote and vote often it works for them.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 11:43:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: don-o
This would be wonderful for the country.

We can pray, without ceasing, but I think Obama and his ilk have damaged the country too far.

Time to call for a miracle and some good men and good women to aright the ship of state.

31 posted on 06/10/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: TomGuy

They are very afraid of Jarrett.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 6:52:35 AM PDT by huldah1776
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