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    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    '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.'


    https://news.yahoo.com/gao-pentagon-...iacontentstory


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

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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.'


    https://news.yahoo.com/gao-pentagon-...iacontentstory


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

    Wow, good find DA.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Wow, good find DA.
    Thanks.

    Got it first from Zerohedge...but I know libs hate/ignore that site...so I used their link to the story.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Hmmm.. two threads, one saying that they found Obama violated the law, the other that the Pentagon did.
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hmmm.. two threads, one saying that they found Obama violated the law, the other that the Pentagon did.
    Heya DH. Well we already know Feinstein came out and stated BO didn't contact her committee with the allotted. time. Which if you recall team BO then lied and tried to say they said something about it last year.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    When youre in government, breaking the law is a natural thing to do because barely anyone has been punished for it.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    When youre in government, breaking the law is a natural thing to do because barely anyone has been punished for it.
    Exactly, look how Bush and the CIA got away with water boarding and detaining people in the USA without due process, they can't do anything wrong.

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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.'


    https://news.yahoo.com/gao-pentagon-...iacontentstory


    So, not only was it, imo, a stupid move (negotiating with terrorists), but it also appears to indeed be illegal.
    I'm guessing you'all are letting Obama off the hook on this one, heh?

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Exactly, look how Bush and the CIA got away with water boarding and detaining people in the USA without due process, they can't do anything wrong.
    As long as you continue to bring up the issue in stray threads, can Bush and the CIA ever really get away with anything?

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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.'


    https://news.yahoo.com/gao-pentagon-...iacontentstory


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