The times they are a changin'.
President Obama ignored federal law during the swap by failing to provide Congress a 30-day notification before making the transfer from Guantanamo Bay — an oversight that particularly rankled Feinstein as head of the Senate intelligence committee.The tides are turning if a dyed in the wood leftist hooker like Feinstein is calling bullshit.
“Do you worry, Senator, if I take what you’re saying here, that the deal may have put other American lives in danger?” Schieffer asked.
“Well, I can’t certainly say that. I don’t know,” Feinstein replied. “But I can say that the way it started out in 2011, these five were to be held in house arrest in Doha, [Qatar]. Now there is no house arrest. They have the country, which is very small, to be about in.”
“Secretary Kerry made a very strong statement saying ‘We have ways,’” she noted, “‘and we will see that they do not defect, move, speak, whatever.’ And we’ll see.”
“You’re not as comfortable with that though, apparently, as he is?” Schieffer noted.
“Well, it’s hard to be comfortable when you really haven’t been briefed on the intricacies of carrying out this agreement,” Feinstein agreed — adding later that the administration’s claim that Congress was briefed before all this began “isn’t necessarily true.”