June 10th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

Lawmakers criticize Obama administration on prisoner swap

Lawmakers are slamming the Obama administration again today for failing to notify Congress about the decision to trade Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials.

OutFront tonight: Republican Congressman Michael McCaul who chairs the Homeland Security Committee.

Erin Burnett also spoke to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the prisoner swap.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Congress • News • Taliban
June 6th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

Borger: Susan Rice "might have chosen" different words to defend Sgt. Bergdahl

Is Susan Rice doing more harm than good for the Obama administration as she doubles down on defending Sgt. Bergdahl? OutFront to discuss is CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 6th, 2014
08:08 PM ET

Susan Rice: Sgt. Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction"

No apologies.

The President's National Security Adviser Susan Rice is under fire for defending the administration's prisoner swap and, more specifically, for saying that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction."

Rice spoke exclusively with our Jim Acosta, who has this report.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 6th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

Official: Taliban locked Sgt. Bergdahl in cage after escape attempt

OutFront tonight – breaking news on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and his time in captivity.

CNN's Barbara Starr reports Bergdahl suffered physical abuse during his five years with the Taliban, and at one point was confined to a cage as punishment after managing to escape for a short period of time.

Joining the discussion tonight are Roy Hallums, an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 and spent 311 days in captivity, and retired Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Corn, a former JAG attorney.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 4th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Sen. Collins: Released Taliban detainees have "horrendous records"

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They argue releasing terrorists puts American lives at risk, and accuse Obama of breaking the law by not notifying Congress 30 days in advance.

Administration officials have said they consulted the Justice Department and acted legally.

But some Republican lawmakers have said they're not buying that argument, and want proof that Bergdahl's health was really in jeopardy.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Republican Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence committee explains why, if asked, she would not approve the deal.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • News • Taliban
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