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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
    The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange a clear violation of the law and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon's use of funds that hadn't been expressly appropriated violated the Antideficiency Act.
    "In our view, the meaning of the (law) is clear and unambiguous," the GAO wrote to nine Republican senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and various committees. "Section 8111 prohibits the use of 'funds appropriated or otherwise made available' in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay to the custody or control of a foreign entity' except in accordance" with the law.
    The GAO said the relevant committees received phone calls from May 31 the day of the transfer to June 1, with written notification coming on June 2.'


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    So, not only was it, imo, a stupid move (negotiating with terrorists), but it also appears to indeed be illegal.

    I heard this on the news this late this morning, and I think many of us agree with you it was a very stupid move to negotiate with terrorists - Heck , they said immediately the law was broken by failure to notify Congress 30 days prior.

    BO made a dangerous decision.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    I heard this on the news this late this morning, and I think many of us agree with you it was a very stupid move to negotiate with terrorists - Heck , they said immediately the law was broken by failure to notify Congress 30 days prior.

    BO made a dangerous decision.
    Yep ML.....Diane Feinstein was the one to set out BO and his team. Then they lied and Feinstein called them out a second time. Then BO backed down.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep ML.....Diane Feinstein was the one to set out BO and his team. Then they lied and Feinstein called them out a second time. Then BO backed down.
    They lie at the drop of a hat to cover their butts, good that Feinstein spoke.

    BO knew he could never take it to Congress and get it approved.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    They lie at the drop of a hat to cover their butts, good that Feinstein spoke.

    BO knew he could never take it to Congress and get it approved.

    Yep and over 60% of the population believes he will continue to lie.....so he knows he has lost the trust of pretty much everybody but.....his followers and Disciples. His last year.....he will lose damn near all of the Demos too.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep and over 60% of the population believes he will continue to lie.....so he knows he has lost the trust of pretty much everybody but.....his followers and Disciples. His last year.....he will lose damn near all of the Demos too.
    I agree, he did it to himself:
    told whoppers repeatedly knowing he was on camera and those words would come back to bite him in the butt. I still enjoy listening to the die-hards defend him..

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Obama doesn't give a **** about this. Remember their motto, "By any means necessary." He's the President, he thinks he can do any ****ing thing he wants, didn't he even say so?
    And he learned this from that stellar republican Nixon, who declared that "if the president does it, it's not illegal". There, nice and neat.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep and over 60% of the population believes he will continue to lie.....so he knows he has lost the trust of pretty much everybody but.....his followers and Disciples. His last year.....he will lose damn near all of the Demos too.
    Where's the link for that claim?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And he learned this from that stellar republican Nixon, who declared that "if the president does it, it's not illegal". There, nice and neat.
    Most people including Republicans were horrified at the stupidity of Nixon when he said it... why would he want to learn "stupidity"? That doesn't make much sense...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Where's the link for that claim?
    Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters | Fox News
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Most people including Republicans were horrified at the stupidity of Nixon when he said it... why would he want to learn "stupidity"? That doesn't make much sense...
    Presidents aren't concerned about law. If congress says no, they do it anyway, covertly, as we've seen with Reagan with Iran Contra and Obama with Benghazi and FSA.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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