Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Disappointed Lawmakers Not Given 30-Day Notice by Law by Obama Administration on Sgt. Bergdahl – Taliban 5 Swap

 

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: OOPS, SORRY, WE FORGOT…

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) said yesterday of the  Obama administration that she was “very disappointing that there was not a level of trust sufficient” in failing to notify lawmakers 30 days’ notice about a deal to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. She stated that National Deputy Security Adviser Tony Blinken called her Monday night “apologizing” for failing to notify lawmakers sooner. DIFI  referred to Blinken’s apology as an oversight. HAH! Oversight? How does the Obama administration go from Jay Carney stating explicitly in 2013 that Congress will be told in advance by law to no communication what-so-ever with the ranking Senate chair?

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The Democrat Divide

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein took at shot at the Obama administration on Tuesday for failing to give lawmakers 30 days’ notice about a deal to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only POW from America’s war in Afghanistan.

“It’s very disappointing that there was not a level of trust sufficient to justify alerting us,” Feinstein told reporters in the Capitol.

A defense bill that President Obama signed into law in December 2013 requires that Congress be notified 30 days ahead of releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Feinstein said that National Deputy Security Adviser Tony Blinken called her Monday night “apologizing” for failing to notify lawmakers sooner.

“He apologized for it and said it was an oversight,” Feinstein said. When asked whether he used the word “oversight,” Feinstein clarified: “In so many words, I can’t say. That was my impression.”

While the California Democrat says “the president certainly has an executive authority that he can use,” she also wants to know whether Bergdahl was a deserter, and she wants to know the terms of the deal with the Qatari government, which has pledged to keep the Taliban prisoners for a year. There will be a briefing Tuesday for Intel Committee members, and a closed Senate Armed Services Committee hearing next Tuesday about the swap.

Although, this is a Democrats reaction of moral and legal outrage toward the Obama administration and their actions … Are Democrats finally figuring out that Obama does not trust them either or care to include them in his imperial government?   Hot Air points out that despite the arguments offered by the White House that they needed Bergdahl back no matter how he’d been captured, Feinstein suggested that his status mattered in the equation. The American public reaction to this ill-advised prisoner swap will only serve to cause Democrats to further run away from Obama in the upcoming midterm elections.



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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Disappointed Lawmakers Not Given 30-Day Notice by Law by Obama Administration on Sgt. Bergdahl – Taliban 5 Swap”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2014 12:37 pm

      “Are Democrats finally figuring out that Obama does not trust them either or care to include them in his imperial government?”

      Posted June 4, 2014 by Scared Monkeys

      ++++++

      “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

    2. super dave on June 4th, 2014 2:44 pm

      oversight my ass !!!!

    3. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2014 3:29 pm

      UPDATE

      Bergdahl’s hometown cancels ‘Welcome Home’ ceremony amid questions, threats
      Published June 04, 2014

      HAILEY, Idaho – This small, central Idaho city of about 8,000 is wilting in the international spotlight brought by what was supposed to be a joyous occasion, and a much-anticipated celebration welcoming back a long-lost son has been canceled.

      READ MORE:
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/04/bergdahl-hometown-cancels-welcome-home-ceremony-amid-questions-threats/

    4. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2014 3:45 pm

      UPDATE

      Bergdahl’s Fmr Squad Leader: He Totally Deserted Us
      June 4, 2014

      “I believe that he totally deserted not only his fellow soldiers but his leadership that wanted the best for him and for our country,” he said. …

      Tapper went on to ask Gerleve whether he thought a hero’s welcome would be appropriate for Bergdahl.

      “I feel that the hero’s welcome is not right because he did dessert and us soldiers on the ground with him that morning, days prior, and soldiers that looked for him countless of hours, countless of days. The soldiers that lost their lives are the true heroes,” Gerleve said.

      Gerleve also rejected National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s assertion that Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction.” “I don’t think so at all because he deserted his fellow soldiers.”

      The CNN host concluded by asking Gerleve what his motivation is for speaking out.

      “He’s a deserter, America needs to know, he’s back and needs to be accountable for his actions,” Gerleve said.

      READ MORE:
      http://freebeacon.com/national-security/bergdahls-fmr-squad-leader-he-totally-deserted-us/

    5. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2014 8:23 pm

      UPDATE

      Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him
      June 4, 2014 9:56 AM

      WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “swift boating” him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity.

      READ MORE:
      http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/06/04/report-white-house-aides-accusing-bergdahls-unit-comrades-of-swift-boating-him/
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      Matthews Slams White House For Saying Soldiers Are ‘Swift-Boating’ Bergdahl
      06/04/2014

      Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter.

      READ MORE:
      http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/04/matthews-slams-white-house-for-saying-soldiers-are-swift-boating-bergdahl/

    6. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2014 8:38 pm

      UPDATE

      Bergdahl Could Receive $300K in Retroactive Pay
      June 4, 2014

      http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/06/04/bergdahl-could-receive-300k-in-retroactive-pay.html

    7. kashekamon on June 6th, 2014 6:40 pm

      Hook or by crook, obama will have his way….the ultimate for his political legacy and his loyalty to muslim terrorists. He wants to empty Guantanamo Bay and could care less about the consequences. Obvious.

      So……….. he is employed by us, right? Well when your doing a pi** poor job what happens??? Your held accountable for your actions, especially when you put the entire globe in harm’s way. The ultimate crime and sin of all sins.

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