Revisiting the illegal Bowe Bergdahl swap: Undermining Congress’s ‘power of the purse’ (Updated)

December 10, 2015 10:18 PM

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Revisiting the illegal Bowe Bergdahl swap: Undermining Congress’s ‘power of the purse’ (Updated)

Charlie Savage in the New York Times reports on the about-to-be-released House Armed Services Committee report on the 2014 prisoner swap of five Guantanamo prisoners for captured U.S. soldier/deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

Inevitably, much of the commentary will be about the report’s allegation that President Obama was committed to the swap because getting rid of five high-level Guantanamo detainees would make it easier for him to be able to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo.

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