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Boehner: White House kept prisoner trade secret because Congress opposed it
The Hill ^ | 06/03/14 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 06/04/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday said the Obama administration told congressional leaders about a possible prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl more than two years ago, but then never followed up.

In a statement, Boehner said lawmakers had thought they would be consulted again, and blasted the White House for trading five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl without notifying Congress.

He also said lawmakers were opposed to the exchange when it was first raised, and accused the White House of keeping Congress in the dark because of that opposition. "More than two years ago, Members of Congress were briefed on the possibility of such an exchange, and the chairmen at the time and I raised serious questions to the administration," Boehner said in the statement.

"Unfortunately, the questions and concerns we had were never satisfactorily answered and they remain today. At the time, the administration deferred further engagement because the prospects of the exchange had diminished," Boehner said.

Aides pointed to a June 21, 2013, statement by White House spokesman Jay Carney in which he said "we would not make any decision about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress" as reinforcing the belief by members of Congress that Obama would not act behind their backs.

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Obama hates the law. He believes his authority to be absolute.

At one time I thought Obama was a secular humanist. Now I know he believes in one God.

Unfortunately he thinks the one God is him.

1 posted on 06/04/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Phone and a pen”


2 posted on 06/04/2014 7:19:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Unfortunately he thinks the one God is him.

You'd think God could do better than Moochelle. Well, maybe that explains Reggie. /S

3 posted on 06/04/2014 7:20:06 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: LucianOfSamasota
obie couldnt be more wrong

his due...is overdue!

WHAT are BOEHNER and the other Republicans going to DO with this one???




4 posted on 06/04/2014 7:20:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

So what’s your plan, John?


5 posted on 06/04/2014 7:21:38 AM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Americans have the right to charge the President of the United States of America accountable for TREASON. Aiding and abetting the enemy.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT by Tugo (Cajones anyone?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

No mention of impeachment. I’m sure Boner is writing up the articles between swigs of whiskey.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Very passive/agressive of him. Typical sociopath.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What they always do. Cover for him after making 5 min of soundbyte noise.

And then send more lackies to FR to demand we vote GOP no matter what.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yeah, because Obama is afraid of what Boehner will do! Haaaaaaaaaa.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Got one of those which has Obama going across the screen with a golf club over his shoulder? Might even include Katrina man it.

As always, great work.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yeah, we know that, Boehner. Now that you’ve made your “statement”, where is the GOP outrage over this? Why are you not raising the roof and constantly stressing the ILLEGALITY of Obama’s actions?


12 posted on 06/04/2014 7:29:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Thanks John for those words of wisdom from the back of the room. Hey John, YOU are the third in command of this floundering ship of state. How about stating something beyond the obvious or how about something informative like I think our leader has stepped over the line, again, and it is time for us to smake him back. I know John, all these ponderous decisions to make between rounds at the local gin mill. You don’t seem to have any problem smacking down YOUR party’s conservatives aka the Tea Party so how come we play nice nice with the POS? Is he buying your shots for you?? You are nothing but a two bit whore.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 7:29:43 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
The only way Obama can make this go away is to drop a JDAM on the compound the five Taliban prisoners are now reiding in as a luxury vacation in Qatar while they sleep, and place the family in some sort of european based witness protection program.

Putting those two nut-jobs in the Rose garden for a presser was absolute stupidity.

14 posted on 06/04/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“He’s black, so we can’t hold him accountable, sorry.”


15 posted on 06/04/2014 7:30:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Thank you!



stay tuned for the PERPWALK
16 posted on 06/04/2014 7:32:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The order to release the 5 Taliban terrorists is clearly an illegal order. It should not be followed down the chain of command.

Officers have a duty to challenge the order based on its legality.

The Taliban should sit tight in US custody or be brought back into US custody!


17 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:11 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The order to release the 5 Taliban terrorists is clearly an illegal order. It should not be followed down the chain of command.

Officers have a duty to challenge the order based on its legality.

The Taliban should sit tight in US custody or be brought back into US custody!


18 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The order to release the 5 Taliban terrorists is clearly an illegal order. It should not be followed down the chain of command.

Officers have a duty to challenge the order based on its legality.

The Taliban should sit tight in US custody or be brought back into US custody!


19 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:27 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Norm Lenhart
REAL GOOD QUESTION!!

Obie KNEW this Bergdahl PUNK was a traitor before making the trade.

OBIE MUST PAY for his INFAMY!!!




20 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Boehner: White House kept prisoner trade secret because Congress opposed it

Then WHY didn't Congress expose it?

They are culpable TOO, if they were aware of his intention and did nothing.

21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:43 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think the White House missed the details on Bergdahl and thought they could get away with releasing the monsters by positioning themselves as strongly pro-military (bringing one of ours home) while standing with the mother and father.

Unfortunately, Bergdahl’s actions, his father’s words (and Tweets), the reports from fellow soldiers, etc. are overshadowing the entire deal.

They outsmarted themselves on this one.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Obama is “standing with the muslims” just like he said he would.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:33 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Oh, but by raising the possibility two years ago, that was “more than sufficient” advance notice provided to Congress. That neither the Senate nor the House of Representatives actually considered the implementation of this plan, is a failure on THEIR part, not that of the Current Regime. < /sarcasm >


24 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: IncPen
So what’s your plan, John?

Exactly. I'm waiting on his press conference about his plan, but no mention of it so far. {crickets}

25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yes I agree. But so must the GOP that allowed this to happen. And no one can say with a straight face that in DC, they did not know this was coming. No one.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:49 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

So, what are you going to do about it, John. Sit there and cry?


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMARTY
Then WHY didn't Congress expose it?

For sure. Anybody in the know, and that means you Boehner, could have leaked the story, created a firestorm, forcing the WH to deny it and probably dooming the deal.

28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:57 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Norm Lenhart

theyere by and large TERRIFIED of OBIE..and what OBIE has on them!!


29 posted on 06/04/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: subterfuge



30 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

All the more reason to get them out of office. They are all compromised.

If people are that stupid to keep electing compromised pols that refuse to oppose this insanity, they deserve Obama.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: demshateGod

We can only wish that people are looking into this boneheaded stunt—a vain attempt to get good PR for Mr. Obama—to at long last impeach this clown.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So ....... John ...... what are you gonna do about it?!


33 posted on 06/04/2014 7:46:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Obama should resign before impeachment for incompetence.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

OK. I understand that the Republican politicians are worried that impeaching Obama will cause the inner city Democrats to riot. So what? Rioting is against the law, and they know that. If they riot, it means they no longer consider themselves to be under our laws. Treat them accordingly. What would we do if a bunch of Belgians went into our cities and started tearing things apart?

Make an announcement that all welfare benefits will be immediately stopped in any city where there is rioting. Spray all the rioters with ink. Announce that anyone who wants welfare must reapply with their dependents and anyone showing up with ink on them is disqualified. The entire family is disqualified.

The Democrats keep hinting that they have this hole card of rioting they can lay on the table. Make them play it. It’s probably a deuce. And the rioting can’t be any worse than this baloney the Democrats are pulling. They are destroying our country.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 7:50:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Nothing that has force opposes King Obama so stuff like this will continue for years. If we do not get the Presidency in 2016 America is finished and we will live under a dictatorship.
36 posted on 06/04/2014 7:54:11 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MeshugeMikey
WHAT are BOEHNER and the other Republicans going to DO with this one???

Nothing can be done. At least half of Americans don't give a damn and would rather keep the King for their handouts.

37 posted on 06/04/2014 7:57:51 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MrB

That’s about it. Gutless cowards.


38 posted on 06/04/2014 7:58:10 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: AU72
Until the SHTF, "Congress" including The Boner, was clamoring to get Bergdahl back. Even McLame, AZ Senator and World's Worst Pilot, was suggesting an "exchange."

Apparently none of our Congressional Drunks and Alzheimer's patients were up to speed on exactly who Bergdahl was. Of course, all of these ani are wiped by very Left-Wing staffs, even ...gasp ... the Republicans ... staff who are anti-military for the most part and who either didn't know, or thought the guy's open military record was a minor matter.

This blew wide open only after members of Bergdahl's old unit blew the whistle on the Internet. The Demos and RINO Enabler Corps thought that the fuss would come over the released Gitmo Muzzies. True enough, but that was much less than half the story. The outrage over this deserter and traitor caught'em with their pants down.

The mad scramble to get on the "right" side of the story is pathetic, especially in The Drunk Boner's Case. McLame? .... one hopes that by now everyone outside of AZ knows he's an idiot (and mean drunk), like the other senile but hopefully sober Senator Feinstein who also wrong-footed this one.

And ... could be Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing. The tattooed fatties in the Wal-Mart parking lot might not get it at all.

39 posted on 06/04/2014 8:03:09 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
WHAT are BOEHNER and the other Republicans going to DO with this one???

This isn't a Republican problem...this is the United States problem, all political parties problem because Barack Obama has clearly displayed that he is a traitor to his country. Using power to release five extremely dangerous men to prey upon innocent people again, anyone who isn't Muslim...and a Rose Garden Dog & Pony show so ridiculous as to make one cringe. This is an American problem, getting this scat and his fellow traitors out of the White house.

40 posted on 06/04/2014 8:14:25 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Logical me
Its HIGH TIME WE talked TURKEY to these dingbats!!

OBAMA is preparing to Raise the Flag of the Islamic Caliphate over the Capital....and WE DONT HAVE a lot of time left! to stop him!!!


41 posted on 06/04/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Servant of the Cross

oh look theyre both wearing the GREEN ISLAMIC NECKTIES!!!


42 posted on 06/04/2014 8:18:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Logical me

we will live in an ISLAMIC CALIPHATE if we dont stop em!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163552/posts?page=41#41


43 posted on 06/04/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: yoe

Id post the relevant..POSTER but Id be “spamming”

please see

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163552/posts?page=41#41


44 posted on 06/04/2014 8:21:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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45 posted on 06/04/2014 8:28:52 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: LucianOfSamasota

And so did the Pentagon and the Intelligence Community...

White House Overrode Internal Objections to Taliban Prisoner Release

http://time.com/2818827/taliban-bergdahl-pow-release-objections-white-house/


46 posted on 06/04/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

So? What do you plan to do about it, Boehner?

Nothing.

Again.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: LucianOfSamasota

So Crying Johnny just what the hell are you going to do about it?

Congress is just as guilty of treason for enabling Elmer Fudd.


48 posted on 06/04/2014 9:01:24 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Looks like Pops Bergdahl has the Stockholm Syndrome, Munchhausen by Proxy or just a liberal, idiot hippie but I repeat myself.


49 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: polymuser

Crow in now being served.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 9:13:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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