When talking about being a day late and a dollar short, one can say for certain Congress fits that description. The House Armed Services Committee released a 108-page report on Thursday declaring the Obama administration broke the law when it swapped five high-level Taliban prisoners for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Moreover, the released report states that key Pentagon officials were excluded from participating until shortly before the swap because the officials were likely to raise concern.
Many in the alternative media declared Obama had violated the law by notifying Congress mere hours before the swap when the law required the administration provide a 30 day notice before releasing prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility not long after it occurred. Even some in the lame stream enemedia, aka Obama’s lapdogs, questioned the legitimacy of the notification, while Obama claimed that individuals, such as Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), were notified according to the timeframe established by law thereby satisfying the requirement of congressional notification. In addition, the Obama administration possibly paid the Taliban a ransom for Bergdahl as the group holding Bergdahl wanted money, according to an intelligence official. The possible exchange of money in addition to the Taliban 5 raised concerns of jeopardizing other Americans in the Middle East to kidnapping for cash by terrorists.
In an ironic twist, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) determined in August 2014 the Obama administration had broken the law by violating the notification time frame and engaged in misappropriation of funds. The Obama administration claims Bergdahl was in imminent danger and time was critical placing the situation in the extraordinary circumstances category.
Bergdahl had been a “prisoner” of the group The Haqqani Network for five years. According to the intelligence official, the Haqqanis couldn’t care less about prisoner as they are all about the money. Some have questioned the “imminent danger” to Bergdahl reason given by the Obama administration due to the time Bergdahl had been a supposed captive, the Haqqanis preference to money over prisoners, and the timing of the release as Obama had pledged to close Guantanamo Bay during his presidential reelection campaign.
To add insult to injury, the five swapped for Bergdahl, a deserter, were part of a 48 prisoner group the administration itself determined “should not leave US custody.” The report concluded this was the best opportunity Obama had to release the five, which were the most problematic and dangerous. Moreover, Fox News reported on Thursday that one of the former detainees resurfaced as an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.
This is a proverbial slap in the face to the American public. Obama and his administration violated the law and Obama remains in office with impunity. The GAO determined over a year ago, Obama violated the law; yet, a Republican majority House and Senate refused to follow the Constitution and impeach Obama for high crimes and misdemeanors, along with treason. In light of all this information, the importation of unvetted Muslims from Syria, and the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Congress continues to ignore the law and impeach Obama.
Obama slapped the other cheek of the American public when he addressed the nation on the heels of the San Bernardino terrorist attack by almost blaming law-abiding citizens who support the Constitution and the right to bear arms for the attacks instead of the terrorists. This is a man who placed members of the terrorist organization, The Muslim Brotherhood, in key positions in government thereby compromising national security. There are 1,166 documented incidences of Obama’s lying, corruption, criminality, and misbehavior to warrant impeachment charges. A few more were added in just the last few days.
At this point, it is unlikely Congress will perform its duty and initiate impeachment proceedings against the usurper in the Oval Office, since he will leave office in 2017. Many have theorized that Obama may not leave office and instigate a false flag event to allow him to remain as president. It is theoretically possible. If you pay attention to the presidential campaigns for the upcoming 2016 presidential election, the cadence is a bit off and the field of candidates, Republican vs. Democrat, has many scratching their head.
Interestingly enough, every member of the House of Representatives is slated for re-election in 2016. This is the opportunity for citizens to rid the House of the rampant corruption, if citizens will refuse to vote for representatives who will continue the status quo. It’s often been said, “better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t.” However, US citizens need to take a risk as every member of Congress has been derelict in their duty, violated their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and been complicit in the Obama agenda.