High-Ranking Republicans Say President Obama Violated Law with Prisoner Exchange
Laws? : Since when do they apply to President Obama? : We’d need a Congress willing to make him care about the penalty before he’d worry about following the law:
Two Republican lawmakers said President Barack Obama violated U.S. laws when he approved the: exchange of an American soldier believed held by Islamist insurgents for five years: for five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon of California and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Saturday in a statement that Obama is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any transfer of terrorists from the U.S. detention facility.
In response, the White House says that officials considered what they called “unique and exigent circumstances” and decided to go ahead with the transfer despite the legal requirement.
Congress should simply say:
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