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”:
White House says it was "an oversight" they didn't tell committee heads in Congress about the prisoner swap. http://t.co/GYSap36ezj
— Chris Moody (@moody) June 3, 2014
Intel Cmte Chair Feinstein says Dep Nat'l Sec Adviser Blinken told her not telling Congress about #Bergdahl was an "oversight. " Her term.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 3, 2014
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:
Gee, I wonder if this had anything to do with this “oversight” to inform Congress. pic.twitter.com/ICfpW8bdd9
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) June 3, 2014
Wow. Dianne Feinstein says Dem and GOP Senators "virtually unanimous" against prisoner swap in 2011. http://t.co/TufWrI9dh6
— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) June 3, 2014
Democrat @SenFeinstein says flatly WH violated the law by not notifying Congress especially given "bipartisan" concerns about detainees..
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) June 3, 2014
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:
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 3, 2014
They said sorry for breaking Congressional law.. Glad that's settled. RT @thehill. White House apologizes to Senate Intelligence
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 3, 2014
— Miss B (@robinbmurphy) June 3, 2014
White House: "Whoops, just an oversight. Oopsie-daisy."
— rdbrewer (@rdbrewer4) June 3, 2014
They didn’t mean to do it. Honest!
— Mrs. Jamie Right (@RightIsTheWay) June 3, 2014
Over the years, the Obama White House has proven itself to be many things. Sorry isn’t one of them.
An Oversight?! White House apologizes to Senate Intelligence for prisoner swap secret http://t.co/HGpzAjucC5
— Anita MonCrief (@anitamoncrief) June 3, 2014
"It was an oversight." Bull. Sh*t. http://t.co/6HCRZ7maY4
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 3, 2014
@guypbenson That defense doesn't even fly for a speeding ticket.
— Just Karl (@justkarl) June 3, 2014
— #NeverTrump (@rwgranny) June 3, 2014
"I swear, Officer, I was cleaning my prisoner exchange, when it suddenly went off." WH: it was "an oversight" they didn't tell Congress
— Renna (@RennaW) June 3, 2014
If the WH not telling Congress about the swap was an "oversight", we have confirmation that this admin is a 3yo with matches and gasoline.
— Megawatt Herb Drench (@mdrache) June 3, 2014
You get an "accidental oversight"! And you get an "accidental oversight"! And you… http://t.co/Vlpsx2YoQJ
— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) June 3, 2014
— Adam Blaylock (@adampblaylock) June 3, 2014
— Sheila_T (@_FreeMarketeer) June 3, 2014
Oversight my ass.
— Súper (@SuperAndrea) June 3, 2014
Here’s something to ponder:
— INDY Conservatarian (@TheINDYpundit) June 3, 2014
— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) June 3, 2014
So why apologize if you did nothing wrong, eh? http://t.co/BnBRl9NSpY
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) June 3, 2014
That’s what we’d like to know.
Obama's gang told Americans congress wasn't notified of swap because Bergdahl's health. Now apology says it was "oversight." Which is it ?
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 3, 2014
Re: Bergdahl swap: Yesterday, time was of the essence. Today, it was an oversight. Tomorrow, it will be the Koch Brothers' fault.
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) June 3, 2014
— #NeverTrump (@sdxyz2) June 3, 2014
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.