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Inhofe: President violated law, 'sound policy' in soldier release deal Published: June 1, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Saturday that while he celebrated the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, he claimed President Barack Obama violated the law and “sound policy” by securing Bergdahl’s release in exchange for the release of five members of the Taliban, the Tulsa World reports.

Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a joint statement: “Our joy at Sergeant Bergdahl’s release is tempered by the fact that President Obama chose to ignore the law, not to mention sound policy, to achieve it.”

“Like all Americans, we celebrate the release of Sergeant Bergdahl from terrorist captivity. When one of our own comes home to us, we all rejoice. We are relieved that the ordeal and sacrifice of the Bergdahl family has come to a happy conclusion,” the statement said.

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