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Legal Expert Coffey: Obama Broke Law by Secret Bergdahl Swap

Friday, 06 Jun 2014 07:59 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

President Barack Obama did break the law by not consulting Congress about the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five terrorists — but it's not an impeachable offense, according to legal expert Kendall Coffey.

"Did the president violate the law? He did,'' Coffey told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"The law is pretty clear. It says that the president — and this is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, this act went into effect last year — must notify Congress 30 days before the transfer of prisoners.''

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But Coffey, a founding member of the Coffey Burlington law firm in Miami and author of the book "Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion,'' published by Prometheus, believes it should end there.

"Is this impeachable? Is it a high crime or misdemeanor? … I certainly wouldn't reach that conclusion,'' Coffey said.

"But is it in violation of the letter of the law? Most legal observers think it is.''

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