The powerful Senate Armed Services Committee next week will receive a closed-door briefing on the controversial prisoner exchange that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to a Monday press release.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on Monday said his panel would examine if President Obama “broke the law” by not informing lawmakers of the trade 30 days in advance.
The Senate briefing, slated for June 10, will feature Stephen Preston, Defense Department general counsel; Michael Dumont, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia; and Army Brig. Gen. Robert White, director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan coordination cell within the U.S. Joint Staff.