@redsteeze "whoops. My bad. Sorry."
— Christopher V. Enger (@fuegote) June 3, 2014
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”:
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:
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
— 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.
"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
"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
You get an "accidental oversight"! And you get an "accidental oversight"! And you… http://t.co/Vlpsx2YoQJ
— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) June 3, 2014
— Sheila_T (@_FreeMarketeer) June 3, 2014
Oversight my ass.
— SúperCarDancer (@SuperAndrea) June 3, 2014
Here’s something to ponder:
— 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.
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
— Sahil C Desai (@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.