Congress Knew the White House Had Considered a Prisoner Swap

The administration floated an exchange for Bergdahl in 2011, and lawmakers pushed back. This time, Obama opted to ask forgiveness instead of permission.

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) (R) and House Intelligence ranking member U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) speak to the media at a news conference on Capitol Hill, March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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