GAO says Bergdahl swap was illegal. Will Obama be indicted?

Just this week Texas Democrats in Travis Couny decided to indict Governor Rick Perry on charges of abusing his power, as we reported here. He duly turned himself in for booking and a mug shot, and looked pretty snappy in it.

Of course, nothing sticks on President Barack Hussein Obama. I’ve always maintained that if the “I-word” should be applied to Obama, there is no better instance than the unilateral decision to negotiate with terrorists for the release of the Taliban Five. It was a clear case of breaking the law.

But don’t take my word for it.

According to Fox News, “A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense Department violated the law by failing to notify key Capitol Hill committees at least 30 days in advance. Further, the report said the Pentagon broke another law by using funds that were not technically available.”

So should we expect the Travis County DA to pursue indictment charges against Barack Hussein Obama, or Chuck Hagel — who adamantly defended the decision? Now, we all know it wasn’t Hagel’s decision to make — it was done by Obama. But ol’ Teflon Barack ain’t gonna have anything sticking to him.

Once again, the hypocrisy is outrageous. So, I’m waiting to hear from all you progressive socialists — abuse of power? Or is this just what America should expect from y’all — the double standard of integrity and duplicity when it comes to the rule of law. After all, that’s one of Saul Alinksy’s rules for radicals: force your opponent to live up to their standards, while not claiming any yourself. Just peachy.

At issue here were recent laws passed by Congress. The latest defense spending bill states that no money can be used to transfer Guantanamo prisoners to another country “except in accordance” with a separate, related defense law. That law requires the secretary of defense to notify key congressional committees at least 30 days before such a transfer.

As Fox reports, “When DOD failed to notify specified congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of its transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Qatar, DOD used appropriated funds in violation of section 8111,” the report said. The GAO also said DOD violated the Antideficiency Act, which bars spending by agencies above the amount of money that Congress has obligated. In this case, the report said the Defense Department spent nearly $1 million more than it had.”

“Defense Department press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby told Fox News Thursday night, “the operation to retrieve Sgt. Bergdahl was lawfully conducted and that was also the judgment of the Justice Department. Nothing has changed about our view that this was a lawful recovery operation.” The GAO said the law in this case is “clear and unambiguous.” The agency said that while the Defense Department defended the legality of the controversial swap, “in our view, DOD has dismissed the significance of the express language” in the law.”

Rear Admiral Kirby should immediately step down if he has problems with integrity, and anyway appears to be a uniformed mouthpiece for the Obama administration. I find it deplorable that a senior military officer would admittedly lie to the American people. You sir, are in violation of your oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” It’s clear to all that your oath is to further the deceit and propaganda of the Obama administration.

Furthermore, Admiral Kirby, what is the status of the known deserter Bowe Bergdahl? Where is the 2010 classified Pentagon report on Bergdahl’s disappearance, which includes statements from his platoon mates? And why were the members of Bergdahl’s platoon forced to sign “nondisclosure agreements?”

So will the progressive media just brush this aside? Kinda hard to do in the same week that Democrats indicted a sitting GOP Governor claiming “abuse of power.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who was among the lawmakers who requested the report, said Thursday that the president “clearly defied” the law. “I hope this opinion by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office sends a clear signal to the President that his recent shift towards unilateral action is not consistent with this nation’s principles and our carefully designed separation of powers.”

That principle of separation of powers is fundamental to this Constitutional Republic — but then again, we’re living in the Obamaworld of “fundamental transformation.”

Hey, you chuckleheads in Travis County, methinks you should just drop this case against Governor Perry, because you look like fools right now. Answer me this, is abuse of power and defying law acceptable for President Obama? Or will you hold him to the same standards to which you’re “claiming” to hold Governor Rick Perry?

Check and checkmate, chuckleheads.

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Danny Robertson
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Impeach obama for treason an muder. Put him in front of a court marshall judge. An if found guilty of those changes. An the sentencing is death. Carry out the execution as soon as possible. Just like Saddam Hussein execution was carried out. The next day. Barack Hussein Obama, may God have mercy on your Muslim evil soul. Amen

doughall
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From the GAO report Conclusion on page 7: “This opinion does not address the Secretary’s
decision to transfer the five individuals in this case as part of DOD’s
efforts to secure the release of an American soldier.” Did you bother to read the report or do you just blindly follow whoever’s @ss you happen to have your head up at the moment?

doughall
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Smells like Reagan to me….From the Official Iran-Contra report: “In the Iran initiative, President Reagan chose to proceed in the utmost secrecy, disregarding the Administration’s public policy prohibiting arms sales to nations supporting terrorism. He also chose to forgo congressional notification under the National Security Act and the Arms Export Control Act.2 Having bypassed accountability to Congress, the President failed either to establish an effective system of accountability within the Administration or to monitor the series of activities he authorized.3 Working in a climate of extreme secrecy and operating without accountability, National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter, Lt. Col. Oliver… Read more »
Jim Crout
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But a lot of hostage americans were freed

doughall
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Read the Iran-Contra Report. There were 11 sales of weapons to terrorists before 1 single hostage was freed. Why? Because the objective was never about freeing anyone. It was about taking profits from an illegal enterprise to secretly engage in an endeavor which Congress would not allow. Period.

Jim Crout
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Oh really I was around in the vic then were you there.

doughall
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A small numer of hostages were eventually released. But the fact that so many transfers of weapons were made before even one was released calls into question what the real objective was.

Jim Crout
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You know it was a time when we were trying to do so much with so little and many 24 hour days were spent. The military had been cut to the bone our rescue teams were poorly trained and not well equipped. I do remember two Halls connected to that. Were you one of them. We knew our capabilities but went any way ready to sacrifice what was necessary. I still hope we have that attitude.

doughall
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I was not. I’ve never been in the military but have several relatives who were/are. They tell me the waste is horrendous. However, as long as Americans keep getting video footage of the battlefield, we don’t seem to care about Eisenhower’s warning of the military industrial complex.

Jim Crout
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I don’t apologize for my service. In fact I am proud of it. I am sorry that you are bitter about something. One thing though I will say in the finish of our dialog, I would be wary of drawing conclusions from Gov reports

doughall
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You should be proud of your service, as I am proud of the service of my relatives. Sadly, the politicians and their lobbyists take advantage of that service. I draw no conclusions from the report, I’m just telling people what the report actually says. I’m not bitter about anything…that may be your perception, but it’s not my reality.

doughall
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By the way, the GAO has issued no opinion on the Bergdahl matter.

jaswim
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Governor Perry-Crime-Trying to remove a Democratic DA from her duty. Reason-She put every citizen of her county at risk as she weaved in and out of traffic with a bottle of vodka in her car then proceeded to verbally abuse police authorities after arrest. Given her title, it’s obvious to some, including myself, she needs to find a new job. Chances are a second charge we will not hear from the Liberals is that Perry had the nerve to do what our President would not, secure our border. President Obama-Crime-Released 5 high level terrorist in exchange for a military deserter… Read more »
doughall
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From the GAO report, Conclusion on page 7: “This opinion does not address the Secretary’s decision to transfer the five individuals in this case as part ofDOD’s efforts to secure the release of an American soldier.”Like you said, “facts are facts.” Too bad you didn’t bother to read the facts of the report.

jaswim
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Too bad you ignored the rest of what I wrote. I guess you don’t care that our country is now at great risk in great part because of this Presidents performance, not to mention the Liberals odd inability to face reality. I am a citizen of Texas and I can tell you the past several years scandals have not surrounded Governor Perry. I am also a US citizen and I can tell you for certain this Presidents time in office has been plagued by one scandal after another and the only reason no one has been found guilty yet is… Read more »
doughall
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The House Intelligence Committee is among the many congressional panels to investigate the deadly attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi in 2012, and its findings are reportedly complete. The committee’s report is not yet available, but Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) talked to the San Francisco Chronicle about the results of the inquiry. The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the… Read more »
doughall
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I didn’t ignore it. I disregarded it for good reason. Every President since Reagan has had numerous scandals ever since the press on both political sides learned how to manipulate simple minded, poorly educated Americans. The fact is also that President Bush released 600 Gitmo detainees, some of whom returned to the battlefield, and there was a mysterious payment of over $300,000 to mysterious sources on one occasion. The term “Teflon” was originally applied to Reagan and his numerous scandals. You have read the Iran Contra report, haven’t you? Scandals haven’t surrounded Perry because he’s just a governor. If he… Read more »
jaswim
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I could care less about Obamas birth certificate and, no, I’m not of the mindset of examining the man’s birth certificate, but am instead focused on the damage he is currently doing to this country. I have had my work hours cut because of Obamacare, seen my premiums increase, watched the cost of living increase, and I’m worse off than I have ever been financially under this administration. I also feel less safe than I have at any time in American history. He has kept our border wide open during a time when we can afford to do so the… Read more »
doughall
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Your hours were cut? I have a friend whose medical facility was struggling. He’s now hiring more and making more money due to Obamacare (so he says). Are you saying I should judge the legislation based on whether I personally benefit? Damage to the country? Before he took office over 3 million people lost jobs in less than 4 months. Two of our top 10 manufacturers teetered on bankruptcy. Several large banks were on the verge of a run. Is that the kind of damage you mean? You’re worse off? I’m better off. You don’t feel safe? I feel safer… Read more »
Karen Gaddy
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“Does not Address” does not mean did not occur, idiot. Why don’t you climb out of mama’s basement and do something productive. Oh, I forgot, libtards regard work as a four letter curse word.

doughall
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Work? I’ll match my W2 and my Schedule K and my Schedule E against yours any day. They didn’t address it because there’s a separate law to deal with military personnel. In short, Allen West has fooled you and the rest of the well misinformed idiots into believing that there’s a correlation here, and this was confirmed by my contact at the GAO. Want to discuss how Bush’s releasing 600 Gitmo detainees ran afoul of the law? Of course not. Just admit that complex issues are way over your head and concentrate on something you can understand – like weather.

C20
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Which number indictment would this be? The list is so long, I may die of old age before I get to watch it.

Terry Lee Robbins
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Obama does what he wants because he knows he will never be held accountable, just as G. Bush, Dick Cheney and all before them. Besides, the next president would pardon him anyway. It is a tradition of future presidents to pardon the crimes of the previous administration, that is the reason this crap continues.

doughall
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Read page 7 of the report, Conclusion: “This opinion does not address the Secretary’s
decision to transfer the five individuals in this case as part of DOD’s
efforts to secure the release of an American soldier.” Allen West doesn’t tell you this for one or both of two reasons: 1) he’s stupid, or 2) he knows his followers are stupid. Frankly, I think it’s both…

Karen Gaddy
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You, sir are the stupid one.

doughall
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Thank you to my friend who sent me comments from the self-proclaimed Christian woman, Karen Gaddy. Glad to see that this self-proclaimed follower of Christ demonstrates his love in this manner (really love the first comment…after referencing childish insults, this Christian unleashes one of her own): “You know,you are incapable of actually responding to a comment without your childish insults. You look like a drooling moron from your pic.” “Just wait until they come to murder you. I would like to be there to see it.” “This guy is a typical libtard idiot.” “Are you one of the idiots paid… Read more »
doughall
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Karen, you’re too stupid to know how stupid you really are.

MotherBatherick
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Conclusion: you side with the Taliban Five.

doughall
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Conclusion: MotherBatherick is too lazy or too stupid or both, and too simple minded to be discussing complex issues. He talks about the Constitution but I guarantee you he hasn’t read it and doesn’t know what’s in it. In short, he sides with idiots, and that’s what endangers our freedoms.

MotherBatherick
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obama’s abuse of power has not only emboldened our enemies but endangers the freedoms afforded to us by the Constitution.

Paula
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What I want to know is, will they go back and now Court Marshal Bergdahl for his treason and punish him accordingly. The President and Eric Holder have committed more treasonous acts. They should all be (the whole administration) charged with treason. How this has continued just goes to show you how far this country has fallen into moral decay. I just hope we can avoid a revolution to set things right again.

doughall
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To Allen West: You are a liar. The report from the GAO says in its conclusion on page 7, “This opinion does not address the Secretary’s decision to transfer the five individuals in this case as part of DOD’s efforts to secure the release of an American soldier.”

Karen Gaddy
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You, along with all the other libtard idiots need to read the congressional requirements. Congress was to be notified 30 days prior, or there were no funds alloted for the transfer. If the dod spent $1 million without said notification, they were in violation of the law. Why don’t you comment on the daily beast and leave us alone?

doughall
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Why don’t you not comment and save yourself the embarrassment? Read the Conclusion of the report. It excludes commenting on the Bergdahl situation specifically because the laws are different when U.S. military are involved. You don’t know that because you are too well misinformed and lazy to do your own research. Allen West farts and you take him at his word that he turned the heat on. By the way, I voted for Gary Johnson, who is far more conservative than Mitt Romney. Of course, you chose to label me because you’re too ignorant to actually form an opinion based… Read more »
republic
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It’s not about Perry or the President. The important issue at this time is to get AmericaIdea, who is the 2016 Dream Candidate. The Republicans need to wake up, wake up, wake up. What does it take?

doughall
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Intelligence.

freedomseaker1 .
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Obama belongs in a BODY BAG and the sooner he is in one the better off this nation will be!!!!!!!

doughall
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doughall
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