House Committee Says Obama Trade for Bergdahl Was Illegal

In June 2009 Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan. Prior to deserting his post, Bergdahl had written statements condemning the US actions and supporting the cause of the Taliban. Then he left his firearm and flak jacket behind and walked away from his assigned post. Members of his unit were sent out to search for him and found themselves under attack. Six soldiers were killed because of Bergdahl’s desertion.

US intelligence officials say that they had photos of Bergdahl taking target practice with his supposed captors and even freely carrying a rifle in the Taliban camp. He was also observed playing soccer with his supposed captors.

Then Obama, without the consent or notification of Congress, swapped five high ranking Taliban leaders for one US Army deserter. One of the five Taliban leaders played a key role in the 9-11 attack on America and has sworn to continue his efforts to destroy us, but that didn’t matter to Obama.

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The parents of the soldiers that died searching for Bergdahl have been outraged over Obama’s actions. They believe the deaths of their sons were for nothing.

Robert Andrews, the father of 2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews stated:

“Basically, my son died unnecessarily, hunting for a guy that we shouldn’t even have been hunting for.”

Sondra Andrews, Darryn’s mother added:

“It gets really hurtful when I think, this guy was worth my son’s life? My son who was patriotic? Who was a true soldier? Who defended his country with his life?”

“That guy was worth that? I don’t think so.”

Bob Curtiss, father of Sgt. Kurt Curtiss, who also was killed searching for Bergdahl, stated:

“It’s just disgraceful that [President Barack] Obama would trade five high-level Taliban officers for this guy who basically defected.”

“Leave him there. That was his choice, his decision.”

Not long after Bergdahl’s return home, the Army began an investigation into possible charges of desertion. To no surprise, Barack Hussein Obama seemed to do his best to cover up the Army’s investigation. On May 31, 2015, Bergdahl was officially charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Many have contended that Obama’s prisoner trade was not only stupid, but illegal. Evidently, that is the same conclusion reached by the House Armed Service Committee. In a newly released report, they accuse the Obama administration of lying to Congress and violating federal law when he exchanged 5 top ranking Taliban leaders for an Army deserter.

According to The Hill:

“A yearlong investigation by the House Armed Services Committee has concluded that the Obama administration broke the law in swapping five Taliban members for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — and went out of its way to hide the negotiations as they were happening.”

“The report said the administration broke a law requiring it to give members of Congress 30 days’ advance notice of any detainee transfers from the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, where the senior Taliban leaders were held.”

“It also found that it misled reporters and lawmakers about a potential prisoner exchange. Congress was instead notified just hours before the May 2014 transfer took place.”

“The report also found that the administration kept some defense officials who would normally work on transfers out of the loop. The administration has said it feared a leak of the swap would scuttle the deal and could endanger Bergdahl’s life.”

“ ‘Our report finds that the Administration clearly broke the law in not notifying Congress of the transfer,’ said the committee’s chairman, Rep. 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 said.”

“ ‘It is irresponsible to put these terrorists that much closer to the battlefield to settle a campaign promise and unconscionable to mislead Congress in the process,’ he added.”

Obama has spent the past 7 years violating the US Constitution and a plethora of federal laws and yet no one has had the integrity or sense of duty to do anything to stop Obama’s lawless regime. He is supposed to setting the example for all of America and the only example he has been setting is one of doing your own thing regardless what the Constitution and laws say.

I’ve heard some say that he only has a year left, but with Obama’s track record, he can still do a lot of damage in his last year. Someone needs to stop him before America reaches a point of no return in our destruction from within. He needs to be arrested and removed from office immediately.

In fact, the majority of Washington DC’s politicians are guilty of crimes and treason. They should all be arrested and removed from office, starting with Barack Obama. Let’s clean up Washington DC and return our nation back to the one our Founding Fathers intended it to be.

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