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Law Professor Jonathan Turley: I Dont Think Theres Much Debate That Obama Broke Law With Prisoner Swap

Brendan Bordelon

6/2/14

 

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday that he doesnt believe theres much debate over whether the White House broke the law by releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional notification noting that not even the White House is seriously arguing that it is not violating federal law.

 

Turley spoke with CNN anchor Carol Costello on Monday about the weekend prisoner swap, which saw Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl released from Taliban custody in exchange for five top-ranking Taliban officials held at Gitmo. Republicans in Congress have already accused the White House of ignoring a law requiring a 30-day notification before any prisoners are transferred from the high-security Caribbean prison, and have promised to hold hearings on the issue.

 

Did the White House violate federal law? Costello asked Turley.

 

They did, the professor replied matter-of-factly. I dont think that the White House is seriously arguing that theyre not violating federal law. And to make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law that the presidents been accused of. This is going to add to that pile. I dont think theres much debate that theyre in violation of the law.

 

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"Another Big Effing Deal"

 

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Law Professor Jonathan Turley: I Dont Think Theres Much Debate That Obama Broke Law With Prisoner Swap

Brendan Bordelon

6/2/14

 

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday that he doesnt believe theres much debate over whether the White House broke the law by releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional notification noting that not even the White House is seriously arguing that it is not violating federal law.

 

Turley spoke with CNN anchor Carol Costello on Monday about the weekend prisoner swap, which saw Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl released from Taliban custody in exchange for five top-ranking Taliban officials held at Gitmo. Republicans in Congress have already accused the White House of ignoring a law requiring a 30-day notification before any prisoners are transferred from the high-security Caribbean prison, and have promised to hold hearings on the issue.

 

Did the White House violate federal law? Costello asked Turley.

 

They did, the professor replied matter-of-factly. I dont think that the White House is seriously arguing that theyre not violating federal law. And to make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law that the presidents been accused of. This is going to add to that pile. I dont think theres much debate that theyre in violation of the law.

 

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And Obama says " so SPANK me!.... no Really!"

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A lot of noise is being broadcast, so maybe I might lose that bottom dollar, @Draggingtree...but it would be worth it if it means we get to grill this guy to sweat the truth out of him. I saw the Fox story about the six soldiers who were killed while looking for him, and also how their families were lied to about why their sons died.

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And Obama says " so SPANK me!.... no Really!"

 

 

 

Thing is Turley is a big time lefty.

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SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL: First words of Bergdahl’s father at White House were spoken in... Arabic http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/06/simply-delightful-first-words-of.html

 

The indefatigable Allen West has the scoop: http://allenbwest.com/2014/06/bombshell-first-words-bergdahls-father-white-house-arabic/#UpX3Kr9EdPLqjQxo.99

 

Clare Lopez is a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, and a friend of mine.

 

She emailed me this morning a very poignant analysis that only someone knowing language and Islam could ascertain. She wrote:

 

“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

 

Folks, there is a lot to this whole episode — like Benghazi — that we may never know. And this is not conspiracy theory, it is truth based upon Arabic and Islamic dogma and tradition.

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Via DougRoss@Journal

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SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL: First words of Bergdahl’s father at White House were spoken in... Arabic http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/06/simply-delightful-first-words-of.html

 

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Allen West Pretty Sure Bowe Bergdahl’s Dad Made The White House A Mosque

 

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OMG you guys! Disgraced former torturer Allen West, super-patriot and Muslim-Hunter extraordinaire, has been tipped off to some earth-shattering proof of Muslim perfidy and scary creeping — or galloping! — sharia law! After spending the weekend calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a “deserter” and hinting that there’s something “nefarious” about his release from the Taliban, and about Bergdahl’s father, Bob Bergdahl (who apparently doesn’t hate Muslims enough at all), West has revealed a “bombshell”: Bob Bergdahl spoke Arabic at the White House! Not only that, but he pretty much made the White House a holy Muslim shrine by doing that, according to a very smart person who emailed Allen West.

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What Did Obama and Rice Know?
DANIEL HALPER
8:25 AM, Jun 3, 2014

The New York Times reports that Bowe Bergdahl made it clear to those he served with that he was going AWOL.

 

"Sometime after midnight on June 30, 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left behind a note in his tent saying he had become disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life," reads today's Times report. "He slipped off the remote military outpost in Paktika Province on the border with Pakistan and took with him a soft backpack, water, knives, a notebook and writing materials, but left behind his body armor and weapons — startling, given the hostile environment around his outpost."

 

But did President Obama and his national security adviser, Susan Rice, know about that note? Did they know that there was a claim Bergdahl had gone AWOL and that he hadn't been "captured on the battlefield?"

 

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This is beginning to look like yet one more brilliant move on the part of his Obamaness!

 

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In the midst of this travesty lets not forget the lies and the breaking of the law by the president and his regime from him to Susan Rice. Make no mistake this is to create the 0 as the one world leader in front of the U.N.

As commander in chief he bombed at West Point because he is a totally convicted shallow leftty narcissistic progressive/liberal anti capitalist whose ideology and poiicies reflect this truth. He never should have been elected to lead America based on his total inexperience alone. He is a true living constitutionalist, trained in the school of Alinsky and with not a modicum of understanding as to what has made the Country great. He is the worse disaster to ever hit this Country. The Democrats cannot govern. The Republicans are pretty much hand tied and anyone who does speak out is labeled racist.

 

I feel so sorry for those parents like I saw on Fox this morning whose son was killed trying to save this little deserter. Btw they were told not to talk about it at the time because it might jeopardize things with the Taliban.

These 5 Taliban leaders are the worse of the worse. This whole matter makes me furious.

Remember our old "Wide Awake"? Well its way past time and apparently too late. While the world burns, Caesar hosts summits on childhood concussions. While the world stands on the cusp of annihilation Caesar and his co horts explain how we can save the planet by changing light bulbs, paying taxes on behalf of 3rd world stoves and eating our veggies

 

While the One True God and any semblance of a moral standard based upon Western Civilization's history have been delegated to the trash bin as insensitive, bigoted and unenlightened.

 

Valin, edited after seeing your post:

" one more proof that we (Left & Right) live in two different countries"

 

True and the barrier to understanding is uncrossable and impenetrable.

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" one more proof that we (Left & Right) live in two different countries"

 

I have a slightly different view... from my experience every day and just now seeing the reader comments on the CNN (hidden and burried) Bergdahl story.

 

Left and Right.... We live in two different worlds.

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Pentagon Official: Why Obama Made The Taliban Trade

 

Here is the truth: The deal to trade five senior Taliban detainees to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was political. It was publicly justified with lies, it breaks decades of U.S. policy, it breaks American law, it puts Americans at risk, it undermines the government of Afghanistan, and it passes responsibility on to the next administration.

 

But first of all, it was political.

 

But no, it was not to take the spot light off of the failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Simply stated, it was because so long as Bergdahl remained in Taliban captivity in Pakistan, the Obama administration would never be able to close the chapter of the failed Afghanistan campaign it has owned since approving — and then under-resourcing — a surge of U.S. forces in the country. (Pentagon Official: Obama Conducting Foreign Policy Based On Polling — Not US Safety)Scissors-32x32.png

 

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/02/pentagon-official-bergdhal-deal-was-political-criminal-and-dangerous/

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Bergdahl Never Listed By Pentagon As Prisoner Of War

June 3, 2014 7:20 AM

A look at how that process works:

— After disappearing in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009, Bergdahl was listed by the Pentagon on July 1, 2009, as “duty status whereabouts unknown.” Two days later his status was changed to “missing/captured,” and it did not change again prior to his release.Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/06/03/bergdahl-never-listed-by-pentagon-as-prisoner-of-war/

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Special forces found Bergdahl and captors but wouldn’t risk rescue for ‘deserter’

 

The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where ArmySgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times — down to how many gunmen were guarding him — but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn’t want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a “deserter,” sources familiar with the mission plans said.

 

Commanders on the ground debated whether to pull the trigger on a rescue several times in recent years, according to one of the sources, a former high-level intelligence official in Afghanistan, who said the conclusion each time was that the prospect of losing highly trained troops was too high a price to pay for rescuing a soldier who walked away from his unit before being captured by the enemy.

 

A second source told The Washington Times that the rescue operation plans were “high risk” and became even less attractive in recent months when officials in the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command grew convinced that the Taliban and the militant Haqqani network, whose operatives were holding Sgt. Bergdahl, were eager to cut a deal for his release.Scissors-32x32.png

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/pentagon-knew-berghdahls-whereabouts-but-didnt-ris/

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US soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s father attacked by release deal critics over ‘suspicious’ beard and ‘attempt to claim White House for Islam’

ritics of the controversial deal to secure the release of the US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners have now accused the soldier’s father of trying to “claim the White House for Islam”.

Right-wing political commentators have drawn attention to Robert Bergdahl’s long beard “in accordance with traditional Islamic customs” and his “suspicious” use of snippets of Pashto and Arabic when speaking to the media alongside President Barack Obama.

Mr Bergdahl has previously spoken openly about his efforts to engross himself in Afghan culture out of “solidarity” with his son, and has actively campaigned for the closure of the Cuba-based US detention facility Guantanamo Bay.

But the Republican party politician Allen West asked if there was “something far more nefarious” going on, and reproduced a tweet in which Mr Bergdahl wrote “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!”Scissors-32x32.png

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-soldier-bowe-bergdahls-father-attacked-by-release-deal-critics-over-suspicious-beard-and-attempt-to-claim-white-house-for-islam-9479093.html

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Bergdahl Never Listed By Pentagon As Prisoner Of War

Obviously a giant insidious plot by the war mongers at the Pentagon to make Fearless Leader look bad.

 

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Huge Major Shocking News Alert!!!!!

 

 

Qatar Allowing Freed Taliban Men to Move Freely in Country

Reuters

June 3, 2014 9:24 am

 

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington.

 

U.S. officials have referred to the release of the Islamist militants as a transfer and said they would be subject to certain restrictions in Qatar. One of the officials said that would include a minimum one-year ban on them traveling outside of Qatar as well as monitoring of their activities.

 

“All five men received medical checks and they now live with their families in an accommodation facility in Doha,” the Gulf source, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “They can move around freely within the country.”

 

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I have several thoughts on this:

 

1.) I firmly believe that this was as much a way to chase the VA scandal off the screen as it was to help the image of the ending of the A-stan conflict....and a play to their anti-American base.

 

2.) Clearly.... professional liars were needed to first state the lies.....and then guide the media to repeat the lies until their LoFo base assimilates the lie as a truth. Enter Susan Rice....top liar at the NSA. She is able to put a face on professional prevarication.

 

3.) I can believe that Bag-Dad-Bergdahl would "claim" the WH with his little Pashto Prayer....and Barack Hussein would hug him for it. Nothing says screw America like.....a sly trick that advances Islam over Christian America.....and provides that ever present burr under the saddle of traditional America....and allows the great guffaws later....when only your sycophants can truly appreciate how you "got-one-over" on aMerica. Muslims now being the celebrated & protected elite of the American populace....it is just too easy to not let them in on a great joke at our expense.

 

4.) Those soldiers that served with & "know Bowe," as well as those that lost their lives + their families....are the now the "little people" of America. The ones that are expendable. The ones that will never swallow the progressive socialist agenda. They have been marked by this administration's eugenicists [Holdren] and need not consume valuable resources....like oxygen, personal wealth or property. The sooner they [& we] are gone....the sooner the "earth can heal & the oceans recede." They, and we, are stumbling blocks...on the "long road."

 

5.) This isn't about Democrats governing...it is about the "change" that they promised. Obama hasn't ever governed...he has campaigned, agitated & "organized"....oh and fund-raised, vacationed & golfed. Governing would have a semblance of equity & fairness for those that don't share your beliefs. This is a celebration of the "other," the alien, the freaks & fairies....the anti-social & the anti-American. It is "rule by edict." It is the strangling of the "people's voice" and the glorifying & ascension of a leftist monarchy.

 

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I can hardly wait for Bowe to seek asylum in a more enlightened & peaceful country like Russia or China....or to put in for his government paid, taxpayer funded sex change operation. We all have a right to live our lives as we see fit....as long as it also fits in with the accepted socialist plan. [/rant]

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"I can hardly wait for Bowe to seek asylum in a more enlightened & peaceful country like Russia or China....or to put in for his government paid, taxpayer funded sex change operation. We all have a right to live our lives as we see fit....as long as it also fits in with the accepted socialist plan. [/rant]"



And can he take mommy and daddy with him please!!!!

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"I can hardly wait for Bowe to seek asylum in a more enlightened & peaceful country like Russia or China....or to put in for his government paid, taxpayer funded sex change operation. We all have a right to live our lives as we see fit....as long as it also fits in with the accepted socialist plan. [/rant]"

And can he take mommy and daddy with him please!!!!

 

 

Sweet @Geee!

 

I watched Bag-Mom Bergdahl walking in Obama's arms up to the podium...and stand there looking adoringly at Barky....thinking....what a strange bird she is....and what awe she has in her eyes for Dear Leader. She may have been on Xanax or Dammitol, though. Anything Anyone looks good when you're on Dammitol....

 

BTW: Just heard on FNC that one of his jobs before joining the Army, was "ballet-lifter." He danced ballet & lifted ballerinas up into the air....which might not be such a bad job....but...

 

Oh....and his friend....the ballet shop owner....said he joined the Army to travel & see different cultures. Don't most Army recruiting posters begin with: "Travel to foreign & exotic lands...meet different & exciting cultures....and kill them?"

 

He must have only read the first part.

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Huge Major Shocking News Alert!!!!!

 

 

Qatar Allowing Freed Taliban Men to Move Freely in Country

Reuters

June 3, 2014 9:24 am

 

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington.

 

U.S. officials have referred to the release of the Islamist militants as a transfer and said they would be subject to certain restrictions in Qatar. One of the officials said that would include a minimum one-year ban on them traveling outside of Qatar as well as monitoring of their activities.

 

“All five men received medical checks and they now live with their families in an accommodation facility in Doha,” the Gulf source, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “They can move around freely within the country.”

 

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Maybe their border security is better than ours?

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Huge Major Shocking News Alert!!!!!

 

 

Qatar Allowing Freed Taliban Men to Move Freely in Country

Reuters

June 3, 2014 9:24 am

 

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington.

 

U.S. officials have referred to the release of the Islamist militants as a transfer and said they would be subject to certain restrictions in Qatar. One of the officials said that would include a minimum one-year ban on them traveling outside of Qatar as well as monitoring of their activities.

 

“All five men received medical checks and they now live with their families in an accommodation facility in Doha,” the Gulf source, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “They can move around freely within the country.”

 

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Maybe their border security is better than ours?

 

Now that's a positive thought for the day LMFAO.gif

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Most under repeated Obama quote of the day:

Bowe is the son I would have had if I had had a son that was not black.

 

 

 

 

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Huge Major Shocking News Alert!!!!!

 

 

Qatar Allowing Freed Taliban Men to Move Freely in Country

Reuters

June 3, 2014 9:24 am

 

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington.

 

U.S. officials have referred to the release of the Islamist militants as a transfer and said they would be subject to certain restrictions in Qatar. One of the officials said that would include a minimum one-year ban on them traveling outside of Qatar as well as monitoring of their activities.

 

“All five men received medical checks and they now live with their families in an accommodation facility in Doha,” the Gulf source, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “They can move around freely within the country.”

 

(Snip)

 

Maybe their border security is better than ours?

 

Now that's a positive thought for the day LMFAO.gif

 

That's me. Mr. Positive!

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