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Congress Drops BOMBSHELL Report: Obama ‘Clearly Broke The Law…’ When He Did This

A new report finds that the Obama administration broke the law and misled Congress in making its controversial prison swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the “Taliban Five.”

The 108-page report released on Thursday by the House Armed Services Committee also concludes that key Defense Department officials, who might have raised concerns, were kept out of the loop until shortly before the swap was to occur.

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Additionally, Congress was notified just hours before the exchange in direct violation of federal law, which required a 30-day notice before any prisoners were released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

“Our report finds that the administration clearly broke the law in not notifying Congress of the transfer,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.

“Leading up to the transfer, DOD officials misled Congress as to the status of negotiations. Pentagon officials best positioned to assess the national security risks were left out of the process, which increases the chances of dangerous consequences from the transfer,” he added. 

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“In August 2014, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office determined that administration officials broke the law in the swap because they did not notify Congress at least 30 days in advance and used appropriated public funds for a different purpose. But administration officials have insisted that the swap was an extraordinary situation and that Bergdahl was in imminent danger,” the Washington Examiner reported

“The [five] freed detainees were part of a group of 48 prisoners that a panel commissioned by the Obama administration determined should not leave U.S. custody. The House report maintains that releasing them in order to free a U.S. prisoner of war was one of the best chances the Obama administration could have to release those detainees,” according to CNN.

The move facilitated a promise the president had made to close the Guantanamo Bay facility, the congressional report concluded. “The effort to transfer the Taliban Five was not merely a mechanism to recover a captive U.S. servicemen,” reads the report. “Doing so allowed the Administration to rid itself of five of the most dangerous and problematic detainees.”

Among the five Taliban detainees traded to obtain Sgt. Bergdahl’s release were: Abdul Haq Wasiq, who served as deputy minister of intelligence for the Taliban; Mullah Mohammad Fazi, deputy defense minister for the Taliban; Mullah Norullah Noori, a senior military commander; Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, a former provincial governor who reportedly met with Iran to plot attacks against American forces; and Mohammad Nabi Omari, who has held multiple leadership roles in various terrorist groups.

Fox News reported on Thursday that a former Guantanamo detainee, who was deemed “high risk” before being released by the Obama administration in 2012, has resurfaced as a leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen. Ibrahim al-Qosi was an aide to Osama bin Laden before being apprehended in Pakistan in 2002.

As reported by Western Journalism, Bergdahl faces desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy” charges, though an Army officer presiding over preliminary proceedings recommended the soldier not be court-martialed, but tried for lesser misdemeanor offenses.

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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