Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, raised questions Sunday about the Obama administration argument that Congress wasn’t informed about the prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he might have been killed if the deal was made public.
Feinstein said on “Face the Nation” that she and the committee’s top Republican, Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, had been briefed previously about the operation and kept that information confidential.
Feinstein also raised questions about the administration’s original argument that Bergdahl’s health was in imminent danger, considering the Defense Department told Fox News and other news organizations this weekend that he is being treated for some nutritional deficits that would be considered normal after being in captivity for five years.
“I think his rapid recovery now may indicate he wasn’t close to death,” she said.