Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.

    The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense Department violated the law by failing to notify key Capitol Hill committees at least 30 days in advance.

    Further, the report said the Pentagon broke another law by using funds that were not technically available.

    The GAO said the law in this case is "clear and unambiguous." The agency said that while the Defense Department defended the legality of the controversial swap, "in our view, DOD has dismissed the significance of the express language" in the law.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...gdahl-prisoner-swap-government-watchdog-says/
     
  2. carpro

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    We knew this.

    Fact is Obama just doesn't care what the law is.

    See my signature down below.
     
  3. Don

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    Interesting.

    Don't have time to read the report right now; does it mention whether the Pentagon is taking full responsibility for the decision and action, or whether they received approval from a higher authority?

    The next question: Even though they've issued an opinion, will there be any legal action, or just reprimands?
     

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