White House says up to 90 staffers knew about Bergdahl swap, but Congress couldn’t be trusted

White House officials told members of the House of Representatives in Monday afternoon’s classified briefing that 80 to 90 people had knowledge prior to the controversial “secret” trade of prisoners.

The disturbing news ruffled some feathers in Congress, CNN reports:

“If anything, I have more concerns,” said Rep. Peter King, R-New York. “Probably the most distressing thing or the most disturbing thing I heard was at least 80 to 90 people in the administration were aware of this proposed deal, and yet they couldn’t notify anyone in Congress.”

So, White House aides just out of college knew about the decision to exchange five dangerous terrorist leaders for suspected deserter Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but elected members of Congress were kept in the dark.

That sounds about right for this administration. Listen to reaction via CNN:

Miss Louisiana USA answers question on Bergdahl swap; gets thunderous applause

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