GAO: Obama Violated Federal Law in Bergdahl Swap

Nothing you impacts every single citizen of this country as the overreach of a sitting President and the ever expanding powers of the Executive Branch while both the Legislative and Judicial abdicate their responsibility and their power to act as a check.
No simple criminal act by a citizen, of any ilk, rends the very fabric of our constitutional democratic triparate repubublic as this does. It matters not who the ongoing series of Perps are: from Lincoln, through Roosevelt, GWBush or indeed as affects us now and our future most directly, Obama.

JONATHAN TURLEY

President_Barack_Obama305px-USA_PFC_BoweBergdahl_ACU_CroppedThe Government Accountability Office has rendered a decision on the actions of the Obama Administration in swapping five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. At the time on CNN and other forums, I noted that President Obama had again openly violated federal law which requires at least 30 days of advance notice in such a change. The GAO agreed and found that the Administration clearly violated federal law. I recently testified (here and here and here and here) and wrote a column on President Obama’s increasing circumvention of Congress in negating or suspending U.S. laws. As in past cases, defenders of the President insist that any violation was done for the best of reasons, but that is a dangerous rationalization for any violation of law. Presidents always insist that they are acting with the best of motivations when they violate laws. We remain…

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