The effort to impeach Obama in 2014 was given a shot in the arm with the controversy over the release of Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners in GITMO.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a campaign called Operation American Spring has been attempting to gain more attention for those who want to impeach Obama. But lately, even some Democrats have been discussing articles of impeachment in relation to President Obama’s actions.
Now, it is claimed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at one point during his captivity, converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his Taliban captors, and declared himself a warrior for Islam. In addition, out of the 141 detainees at GITMO, the five released are claimed to be senior Taliban officials who are members of Mullah Omar’s inner circle. Critics are claiming that if President Obama wanted to release Taliban detainees in exchange for Bergdahl then he should have chosen people who are less likely to resume terrorist activities.
While calls for Obama’s impeachment have been made many times in the past, in general, that’s not something the Republican leadership has supported. But now, even Senator Lindsey Graham is saying that GOP leadership may call for Obama’s impeachment if he releases more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval:
“It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash. There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.”
Former House Representative Allen West also went on the record by saying that “the US House of Representatives should file articles of impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama”:
“President Obama used an Article 2 signing statement to deem unconstitutional a measure HE had signed into law contained in the National Defense Authorization Act. The law stated that he must advise Congress within 30 days about any plans to transfer detainees from GITMO. Obama basically stated that this was “unconstitutional” and that his unilateral action fell within his purview. Once again Obama used selective discretion as to what law he feels he must adhere to — in this case it has severe ramifications for our national security…. The Taliban is our enemy and it is not a nation-state with whom we should enter into negotiations…. I submit that Barack Hussein Obama’s unilateral negotiations with terrorists and the ensuing release of their key leadership without consult — mandated by law — with the U.S. Congress represents high crimes and misdemeanors, an impeachable offense.”
Judge Napolitano also claims that Obama may have violated the US Constitution with his unilateral actions:
“(T)he president may very well have committed a federal crime by giving material assistance to a terrorist organization. He knows – ought to have known – that that’s what these guys (the released Taliban prisoners) will do.”
Article 3, section 3, clause 1 of the US Constitution specifies that the giving of aid and comfort to the enemy is an element in the crime of treason.
Do you think that President Obama provided “aid and comfort to the enemy” by trading the five Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl?