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June 05, 2014

Administration Officials Try to Justify Breaking the Law on Informing Congress By, Get This, Lying

I never would have predicted this. Not in million, billion years.

So, what Administration officials need you to know is that the Taliban expressed a strange interest in the internal information flow in the American government, and said something like, "Now youse guys, you make sure you break the law in your own political interests, and you make sure you don't inform Congress, or Serious You Guys, we'll execute Bergdahl, and see if we don't!!!111!!eleventy!!!"

The Administration officials do not explain why, exactly, the Taliban are so interested in denying information to Dianne Feinstein.

The Taliban, AP breathlessly reports, said they'd kill Bergdahl if the deal "leaked."

You know who leaked the details of the deal to the press?

Administration officials. Just six weeks ago. Administration officials leaked the fact that the Taliban were pushing this deal.

Bergdahl's captors are anxious to release him, according to a defense official and a military officer, who both spoke to The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

"Elements in all echelons — from the top of the Taliban down to the folks holding Bergdahl — are reaching out to make a deal," the defense official said.

You know who else leaked this story previously, which the Administration now claims the Taliban is So Serious You Guys should not be leaked, on pain of Bergdahl's death?

Why, the Taliban itself leaked it.

Well, they didn't "leak" it, really. They straight-up made the offer publicly on a phone call with AP.

I can't believe I'm saying this but: I want to hear the Taliban's side of the story on this. They're more credible, candid, and trustworthy.

Though I wouldn't be the first person to say so.

On MSNBC's Morning Joe today, NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that many of the details released on the exchange of five highly dangerous Taliban officials for captured Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were released by the Taliban, while American officials remained quiet on the matter. "We have actually been gettng more info today from the Taliban than we have from spokespersons here at the hospital in Landstuhl," Engel told host Mika Brzezinski. The hospital had not given the media any information on when Bergdahl might be sufficiently healthy to be released or answer any questions aside from releasing statements claiming Bergdahl's health is stable.

"The Taliban have been very forthcoming with information," Engel noted, adding that many of the details of how the trade occurred were released by Taliban spokesmen and not the American government.

The Psychopathic Death-Cult Taliban

More honest and forthcoming than the current occupant of the American White House.

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