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Hagel expected to defend Bergdahl swap before House committee Wednesday
Fox News ^ | 6/11/14

Posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:08 AM PDT by Libloather

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to defend the prisoner exchange that lead to the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told The Associated Press that Hagel will explain to the committee that the Obama administration had a "very small, fleeting opportunity" to secure Bergdahl's release. Bergdahl was freed on May 31 after being held captive by the Taliban for almost five full years.

Kirby's description of a small window for the agreement meshed with comments by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who told reporters Tuesday that the administration finalized the exchange only a day before it took place. The Senate's No. 2-ranked Democrat also said American officials didn't learn the pickup location for Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time, making the question of advance notification irrelevant.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; hagel; house; swap
For those of you who haven't heard, it's all Hussein's fault - again. That just changed last night.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:08 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Expected to defend the “conspiracy”....and that’s what it was.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 2:49:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
The response by the House Armed Services Committee will be the bell weather for the true state of our nation.

If Hagel gives his schpiel and no one makes much noise ... we had better, as a vanguard, call for action to re-claim our land.

3 posted on 06/11/2014 2:55:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Libloather

one word. treason.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 2:58:13 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Libloather

“didn’t learn the pickup location for Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time, making the question of advance notification irrelevant.”

Turbin Durbin has come up with some lame excuses for Obozo before but this one takes the cake. Congress didn’t need notification of the pickup point, the law requires notification of the attempt to release a POW/detainee from Gitmo. All of Obozo’s lackeys are going to burn in Hell.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 3:10:04 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: ImNotLying
“didn’t learn the pickup location for Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time, making the question of advance notification irrelevant.”

Congress Not Among Top 90 To Learn Of Bergdahl Trade

6 posted on 06/11/2014 3:16:24 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ImNotLying

It’s almost like Congress doesn’t have cell phones or any official system to contact them in case of an emergency.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 3:41:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: knarf

” we had better, as a vanguard, call for action to re-claim our land.”
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The way things are going, it will take an act of God to save America, and he is not talking. 48% (according to Rasmussen) still approve of the Commie Btard.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 4:00:55 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Chuck Hagel cannot articulate much less defend what he had for breakfast. Traitor, treasonous bastard.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 4:15:25 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: the anti-mahdi

” Traitor, treasonous bastard.”
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Sadly, there are too few that are not.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 4:20:33 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Libloather

Hagel is an unmitigated disaster as Defense sec.
He is a disaster as a human being.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 4:28:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

didn’t care much for Senator Hagel and even less now


12 posted on 06/11/2014 4:51:54 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Libloather

13 posted on 06/11/2014 4:51:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Libloather

Hagel should use his testimony to resign his position and tell them that the president lied when he said it was Hagel’s idea. It was obviously the president who decided that we should trade the five prisioners for Bergdahl.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 5:00:49 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Libloather

If Chuck has big bags under his eyes going into this meet, wait till this evening...


15 posted on 06/11/2014 5:05:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Libloather

10.00 am EDT


16 posted on 06/11/2014 5:15:41 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Sacajaweau
But Chuck will be sworn to tell the truth - won't he?


17 posted on 06/11/2014 5:22:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Libloather
Man - if I were on this committee I would say to Hagel:

Mr Hagel - you do realize that the people you are defending, supporting and work for are now throwing you under the bus for this deal. Would you now like to take this opportunity to do your partriotic duty and tell the American people the truth about how this deal went down and - how dangerous and bad it is for America?

18 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:14 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

That would rock O’s world for sure. It would be the honorable thing to do.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 5:33:59 AM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Live Thread?


20 posted on 06/11/2014 5:37:58 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: KeyLargo

its live

http://www.c-span.org/video/?319849-1/secretary-hagel-bergdahl-prisoner-exchange


22 posted on 06/11/2014 9:35:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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