The White House didn’t mean to possibly violate the law when it issued the release of five Taliban leaders for Bowe Bergdahl. It was just an “oversight”:

From The Hill:

Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an “oversight.”

“I had a call from the White House last night, from Tony Blinken, apologizing for it,” she said.

“He apologized and said it was an oversight,” she added.

Also worth noting:

So, both House and Senate Intelligence Committee members were against the exchange — as reportedly were officials at the Pentagon and in intelligence — and the White House did it anyway? Guess that’s just water under the bridge now, since the White House feels bad and all:


They didn’t mean to do it. Honest!

Over the years, the Obama White House has proven itself to be many things. Sorry isn’t one of them.

Here’s something to ponder:

That’s what we’d like to know.


Still waiting.

Editor’s note: This post has been amended to clarify that those opposing the prisoners’ release — in addition to members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — were Pentagon and intelligence officials. More on that here.