June 4, 2014

USA: White House Apologizes to Feinstein For Skipping Congress in Bergdahl Swap.

I'd like to share an excellent reply made by Scott on Facebook:
Why not apologize to the American People!!

The House is the "Peoples house" and the Senate is the Representative of the States.

The bastard owes the entire country an apology...

I want to take back the Afghani bastards, and give them back the Deserter......in a body bag!

Mediaite news
White House Apologizes to Feinstein for Skipping Congress in Bergdahl Swap
written by Evan McMurry
Tuesday June 3, 2014

In what may be a sign that the Obama administration thinks it erred by not notifying Congress in swapping Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, it has apologized to the ranking member of Senate Intelligence Committee for the “oversight.”

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken apologized to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Monday evening; according the law signed into effect at the end of last year, the White House is required to give Congress thirty days’ notice of any prisoner swap. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he received a day or two advance warning, while Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said Congress “should not be surprised” of the move given the administration’s previous briefings.

“He apologized for it and said it was an oversight,” Feinstein told reporters Tuesday afternoon, noting that “oversight” was her word, not his.

“It’s very disappointing that there was not a level of trust sufficient to justify alerting us,” Feinstein continued. “The White House is pretty unilateral about what they want to do and when they want to do it… But I think the notification to us is important.”

[h/t POLITICO / National Journal]

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