President Obama has been accused of violating U.S. laws by approving a prisoner exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of America’s only prisoner of war, Republicans claim.
John McCain welcomed the release of soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for five years by Islamic Islamists, but said the men being freed had ‘the blood of Americans on their hands’.
The five Afghans are among the most senior members of the Taliban being held at the controversial camp, and include one who had direct ties to Osama bin Laden.
As well as warning of the potential threat releasing these men could have, other Republicans have accused Obama of breaking the law by sidestepping Congress.
Congressman Howard McKeon and Senator James Inhofe said on Saturday that the President has to give Congress 30 days’ notice before transferring terrorists from U.S. facilities.
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