House GOP: "80 to 90" administration officials were told of Bergdahl before Congress

GOP lawmakers, in particular, were upset that an estimated 80 to 90 executive branch officials in the Pentagon, White House and the intelligence agencies, but no members of Congress were informed beforehand, including the chairs of the House and Senate intelligence panels.

β€œIt strikes me as unfortunate that they could have 80 to 90 people in the administration and not be able to trust a single Republican or Democrat in the House or the Senate,” said Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.).

Furthermore, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has publicly stated that he was informed the day before the Bergdahl exchange took place, but administration officials now claim that was not the case.

The conflicting public viewpoints are rare between the administration and its chief partner on Capitol Hill.