Grassley writes WH: Time to explain your Bergdahl swap


The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter this week to the Justice Department pressing for details on how it advised the administration in the controversial swap of Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

The request comes amid speculation that the administration might make another unilateral move to close Gitmo through an executive order without the approval of Congress.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked in the letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the department to release its legal counsel to the administration over the prisoner swap, which critics say was against the law since it did not provide the required notification to Congress.

"The public interest in understanding the facts on which the department based its legal advice is just as important as the advice itself, given the shifting nature of the administration's justifications for failing to notify Congress," Grassley wrote in a letter dated Nov. 10.

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