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CNN Confronts the President on Law Breaking and Circumventing Congress

Jan Morgan
 

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Today, on the issue of violating the law by circumventing Congress to release terrorists, the Obama administration position is, “the President needs FLEXIBILITY”..
In 2013 on this same issue, the Obama Administration position was: “The President would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.”

As usual, the Presidents position is “I can do what I want, when I want, and to hell with Congress and the will of the American people.

Today at the White House press briefing, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked White House press secretary Jay Carney about Obama’s decision to ignore a law stating Congress should be given a 30-day notice on prisoner swaps, which had apparently occured in this weekend’s trade of five Taliban for POW U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Johns asked if Obama “feels as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, he’s above the law?”

“Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, he has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers if necessary, and that was certainly the case here.”

oh really?

On June 21, 2013, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney unequivocally assured reporters at that day’s White House Press Briefing that President Obama “would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.” (See the proof HERE on the White House Website)

Appearing on Sunday’s edition of NBC’s Meet the Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel claimed that President Obama’s weekend decision to do precisely what his official spokesman promised the country he would never do was based upon the need for secrecy and that informing Congress of the highly contentious prisoner exchange would risk scuttling it.
Hagel claimed the White House couldn’t inform anyone in Congress because, “We couldn’t afford any leaks anywhere.”

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  • Robert Moulds

    Barack Obama had it coming he deal with terrorist true they released a one of our solders but we released their leaders.

  • Michael Richard Hartman

    nothing will be done ! the gop are about to lose 2016 over this !if they don`t impeach him !high treason !how many us military will die cause of the releaze of the 5 taliban commanders returned to the sand ! how many laws can this guy break ! the answer is all of them ! were screwed !

    • Sherry Myers

      E mail/phone your representitives and raise Hell. You can find them @ usa.gov.

  • Smiley E.E.

    1 Sgt For Five Top Taliban “Generals”
    6 Dead Americans looking 4 Him
    1000’s Dead By These Taliban High Level officials=Bad Deal!

    • Steve Tyson

      true and the fact he said he was ashamed to be an american and deserted his post during war time when he come back to the states tweeted he will not rest until all the prisoners in gitmo are set free tells me it was a set up to get 5 high level enemy released and now we have a traitor being treated like a hero by the white house

      • BayouKiki

        I’m just wondering how far back this plan started

  • Bonnie

    Pathetic actions by any President and all who go along with it!
    Congress: Please do not impeach Obama, but PLEASE do arrest him for treason!
    The United States of America depends on you and your actions!
    Please to all senate and house members of congress, grow some balls and stop him before there is no more U.S.A.!!!!!

  • Robert Rivera

    If this regime is this evil and I believe they are, they will most definitely cheat and anyway possible to remain in power. My fear is that the only way we are getting these corrupt, evil SOBs out of power is physically and that will get bloody but with the way things are going, it seems almost inevitable.

    • Sherry Myers

      E mail /phone your representitives and raise Hell! You can find them @ usa.gov.

  • willynilly

    was based upon the need for secrecy and
    that informing Congress of the highly contentious prisoner exchange
    would risk scuttling it.

    Hagel claimed the White House couldn’t inform anyone in Congress because, “We couldn’t afford any leaks anywhere.”
    IF THIS WERE SNOWDEN HE WOULD BE IN JAIL, BUT THIS MAN HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF DESERTION AND THEY WILL TALK TO HIM AT A LATER DATE AFTER HE HAS ACCLIMATED HIMSELF BACK TO SOCIETY….AND LEAKS? AFTER THEY THEMSELVES LEAKING TEAM 6 OF THE LATEST GAFFE IN AFGAN. WHO ARE THEY KIDDING? SO TRANSPARENT…HE DID PROMISE THAT AND IT DOESN’T GET ANYMORE TRANSPARENT THAN THIS IN YOUR FACE ADMINISTRATION.

    • robocop33

      The latest leak also from Obama was our top informant in Pakistan? Somewhere over there.

  • spinwizard

    Jay got the questions, he was expecting. Just as planned.

  • etexfisherman48

    It’s looking more and more that both sides of the aisle are in cahoots with Obama and the Globalist. Based on the fact they haven’t done a single thing to constrain him from his law breaking ways what else is one to think?

  • Allison Powers

    Foreign country? What foreign country is that? We are talking about negotiating with terrorists, not a foreign country. Obama does think he is above the law. Time for impeachment as soon as Dirty Harry is ousted as Senate leader.

  • John Thompson

    The executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers if necessary, They did not want any leaks was right because Our Traitor Obama knew we would never allow the top of the terrorist army to go free This President has committed the utmost crime against The American people treason If I had the power I would use one of them 30,000 guillotines Ga has warehoused, and cut his head off after he has had a trial. the dept of AG ordered weapons for what? BLM got guns for what? fema has thousands of camps prepared in the united states w barred wire to keep people in not out for what. LOL slumber American oh sleep little sheep for the slaughter is about to begin if they can take America (The Head) all other countries will kneel to the new order. Sleep go back to sleep. Benghazi no longer on the front page sleep go to sleep!!! American people with only a 6th grade mentality.LOL

    • robocop33

      He did not notify Congress because they turned down that exact same trade in 2012 and 2013! He HAD to do something to allow his brother muslims walk free and return to the Taliban

  • Hefailed

    Flexibility = I can do what I want, when I want, and to hell with Congress and the will of the American people.
    Next question…

  • Roy S. Mallmann

    Until somebody in the government stands up, nothing will happen. I am looking at Democrats and Republicans both and they should be held accountable.

    • Capt. Parker

      Until WE THE PEOPLE stand up and demand action – WITH FORCE OF ARMS – nothing will be done …… “they” will never hold themselves “accountable”, thus, WE must do our duty under the Constitution and other Organic Laws of this nation and hold “them” accountable ourselves.

  • Mrs. Patriot

    So now he’s openly admitting that if he tells the truth, he can’t do what he wants to do. It’s time to rid ourselves of this pus pocket infecting our White House.

  • Rich

    No surprise here. He continues on his destruction of ther very fiber an fabrc of the USA. His communist relatives, young adult associates including a convicted felon terrorist, and New Party membership is just what one that is not brain dead would expect. His distructive policies from every federal agencies and unconsitutional acts continue unabated. Will he go to far? With no one stopping him, you bet he will go to far. Expect and false flag event here in the US with the appearance of federal troops to squash the civil unrest. This guy has not done one positive thing to help the US here a nd abroad. Here he without consulting congress as the law requires releases 5 of the baddest killers, woman and children abusers to another country. The Afgan government is upset as well with the tranfer of their citizens to a foriegn state.

  • Oscar BullFrog

    “… in conducting negotiations with foreign countries …” … soooooo teh taliban is now upgraded to a ‘foreign country’? my-my-my

  • Dirty Daug

    Obama is a terrorist just helping out his kind in prison and getting them released.

  • Capt. Parker

    The ENTIRE point of the LAW is to PREVENT a “president” from having that kind of “flexibility” …… the “flexibility” to release KNOWN ENEMIES OF THIS NATION in exchange for a KNOWN COLLABORATOR AND DEFECTOR … and the “flexibility” to give known, recognized ENEMIES OF OUR NATION 5-6 MILLION DOLLARS to continue their attacks on this nation.
    Obama is an Usurper and is guilty of aiding our know enemies – he is guilty of High Treason and must be executed, PUBLICLY, for his crimes.

  • phil62

    Carney needs to make the most out of his present position with the traitorous boss he works for. Once the traitor and liar Obama goes out – so will Carney. Nobody can stand the arrogant little pri–. As far as Obama being impeached; somebody just needs to shoot his arrogant a–. One bullet is the cheapest way out.

  • Randy131

    Yet 80 to 90 people in several different federal agencies knew several months in advance that this swap was being negotiated and was being planned for? Apparently these 80 to 90 federal agency people are much more important than Congress and the American people’s representatives, or is it that Obama just considers himself above the law and imperial, like that similar to Julius Caesar during the Roman Empire, in nature and fact when it comes to the governance of the USA?

    • Capt. Parker

      That my friend is the “My Government” that the Usurper Obama referred to.
      Just like DHS is his one private army, as well armed as the military and ready to kill American Citizens on his say-so.

  • Capt. Parker

    Any attempt to circumvent the Constitution is an attempt to undo said document – attempting to undo said document is an attempt to ‘undo’ these united States of America …… THAT IS AN ACT OF WAR AGAINST THIS NATION AND HER PEOPLE – AND IS HIGH TREASON.
    The punishment is death.