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Gene Green
White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens
White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

WASHINGTON - A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration - but no members of Congress - were told in advance about the swap. "It strikes me as unfortunate that they could have 80 to 90 people in the administration aware of what was happening and not be able to trust a single Republican or Democrat in the House or the Senate," Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, a member of the House of Representatives Republican leadership, told reporters after leaving a briefing on the exchange. The White House has been trying to...