Politics & Government

June 3, 2014 9:02 AM

Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier’s freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress “for some time” about that possibility. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.

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