The Pentagon announced Monday that it had transferred another prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, bringing the prison population down to just 60 detainees.
The Obama administration secretly used taxpayer dollars to fund an official inspection of several U.S. cities as possible locations to move terrorist inmates currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in violation of federal law, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
House lawmakers on Thursday voted to temporarily bar the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees from the United States and foreign countries, in defiance of a veto threat from the Obama administration.
The Obama administration on Tuesday threatened to veto legislation that would prevent the transfer of remaining Guantanamo Bay detainees to foreign countries or federal prisons in the United States.
Republicans on the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the Obama administration’s largest release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay endangers American troops, and that the president will be fully responsible for any American casualties resulting from the transfer.
The U.S. approved the release of 15 detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates on Monday evening, marking the single largest transfer under the Obama administration.