Feinstein Expresses ‘Dismay’ White House Didn’t Follow Law On Bergdahl Release

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday bashed the White House for failing to notify Congress before negotiating for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“I strongly believe that we should have been consulted, that the law should have been followed. And I very much regret that that was not the case,” Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill.

Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), chair and ranking member of the Intelligence committee, told reporters that the White House should have consulted members of the committee on the prisoner exchange.

Feinstein and Chambliss both said earlier on Tuesday that White House officials had reached out to apologize for leaving them in the dark on the prisoner swap.