Congress was informed about the plan to exchange prisoners at Guantanamo for Bergdahl and Crapo was among those who “pushed back very strongly,” he told the Statesman.
“I don’t remember the exact dates, but back, I think, in 2011, there was a possibility like this,” Crapo said.
In earlier negotiations, the Taliban “wanted all of the Gitmo prisoners released and it may have been 21 and then other numbers,” Crapo continued. “I know that ultimately these five became a focal point — there were six of them at that time, but one of them has passed away.” Full story. Idaho Statesman
Meanwhile Raul Labrador has chastised some members of his own party for their reaction to Bergdahl's release. Read more here.
Some of you have been complaining about Labrador and Crapo's silence. Happy now?