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Thu Jun 5, 2014, 12:17 AM

White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal [View all]

Source: LA Times

The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation.

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Stung by mounting criticism that they had failed to notify Congress before moving the five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, administration and military officials provided a classified briefing to the full Senate, a rare occurrence. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed to testify in the House next week, with more hearings to follow.

Senators were shown a video shot by the Taliban late last year; it has not been publicly released.

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"He looked either drugged or tired or sick," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), who said the closed briefing gave him more confidence in the administration's decision. "This man was not in a good condition."


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bergdahl-storm-20140605-story.html

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