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Hillary Promised: No Release of Gitmo Detainees Without Prior Notice to Congress

by Brittany M. Hughes, CNSnews:

In a Jan. 13, 2012 letter to leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised that Congress would be consulted and all legal requirements would be met before any prisoners were transferred from the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The 2012 Defense Authorization Act–and subsequent Defense Authorization acts–required that the administration notify Congress 30 days before releasing or transferring any prisoner from Guantanamo.

“I want also to make clear that any transfer from Guantanamo will be undertaken after consultation with Congress and pursuant to all legal requirements for transfers, including those spelled out in the FY2012 Defense Authorization Act,” Clinton wrote in a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

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