Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Congress Examines Bergdahl Swap
By Danielle Leigh
(NBC News) Lawmakers got their first chance Wednesday to publicly grill the Obama administration over the controversial Taliban prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced repeated questions about whether the administration broke the law by bypassing Congress, and whether the exchange puts the country at risk.
Hagel said the administration believed this would be their last chance to free Bergdahl.
"You can question our judgment, that's fair," Hagel said, "but we did this because we were concerned with the fleeting opportunity - we might miss it."
The explanation did little for lawmakers accusing the Obama administration of violating a law requiring Congress be notified out of fear of push-back.
Local Veteran Makes Movie Debut in Critically-Acclaimed Documentary:…
City of Amarillo Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight
City of Amarillo Election: Ginger Nelson Files For Possible Mayoral Run
Hiker Injured in Palo Duro Canyon, Lifestar Needed
Randall Raider Cheerleaders to Support Iraan Braves this Friday After…