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Lawmakers: White House Inconsistent
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) - The White House is now saying that the administration feared for Bowe Bergdahl's life and that's why they didn't go through the proper channels of informing congress about the soldier's rescue.
Lawmakers have been upset because the rules say; they need a 30-day notice when trading prisoners.
The White House says they thought Taliban fighters were going to kill the American POW before that notice was up.
Last week, the president announced that he traded five Taliban soldiers for army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Lawmakers say the White House is being inconsistent; they say they were told the captives health was the main concern.
Still, the administration is defending their actions.
Defense Department officials are debriefing Bergdahl about his five years in captivity and say the conditions in which he was held, were harsher than they first thought.