Skip to comments.Boehner: White House kept prisoner trade secret because Congress opposed it
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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oh look theyre both wearing the GREEN ISLAMIC NECKTIES!!!
we will live in an ISLAMIC CALIPHATE if we dont stop em!
Id post the relevant..POSTER but Id be “spamming”
And so did the Pentagon and the Intelligence Community...
White House Overrode Internal Objections to Taliban Prisoner Release
So? What do you plan to do about it, Boehner?
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.
Looks like Pops Bergdahl has the Stockholm Syndrome, Munchhausen by Proxy or just a liberal, idiot hippie but I repeat myself.
Crow in now being served.
What are going to do about it John?
It looks like Obama thinks this deal was good for America’s long range interests. He also thought that if the GOP was involved, they would blow up the deal. Subsequent events pretty much confirms this. What is still open is what is correct? The future activities of the 5 released and a determination by a court martial for the soldier will tell us.
Don’t worry your little head about any of this Johnny Boy.
Just stick to what you know best, like immigration reform and Not-Amnesty Amnesty. You trust the _resident so much and have so much in common with the Chamber of Commerce boys, why you could down a fifth on immigration alone!
Don’t forget to cry!