Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it could lead to Obama's impeachment
The president ignored a law – which he signed last year – requiring him to notify Congress 30 days before releasing anyone from Guantanamo Bay
The Obama administration never told Capitol Hill until after Bergdahl was in American custody and the US Taliban prisoners were preparing to leave
A former federal prosecutor told MailOnline that while the 30-day-notice law is probably unconstitutional, putting enemy combatants back in a position to harm Americans is an impeachable offense
His book, due out tomorrow, explores the case for Obama's impeachment and argues that it will never happen without a public consensus – that kind that might be built after the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl case
A White House insider tells MailOnline that the West Wing didn't anticipate how controversial Bergdahl's recovery would be, comparing it to the 1981 release of 52 US hostages in Iran
Reports have swirled since his release on Saturday that Bergdahl was an Army deserter who aimed to join with the Taliban in Afghanistan
By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
Published: 13:03 EST, 2 June 2014 | Updated: 16:07 EST, 2 June 2014
Barack Obama broke a federal law that he signed just six months ago when he authorized the release of five high-ranking Taliban terror targets from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for the return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, senior congressional Republicans claimed today.
And the president may also have written a new chapter in the case for his own impeachment, according to a former federal prosecutor who helped bring the 1993 World Trade Center bombers to justice.
'The return of senior terrorists to the Taliban [is] ... a "high crime and misdemeanor",' author Andrew C. McCarthy told MailOnline.
His book 'Faithless Execution: Building the case for Obama's impeachment,' is set to be published Tuesday.