separation of powers

Bergdahl Deal Didn't Break Law, White House Insists (Video)

The deal securing Bergdahl's release will be the subject of hearings in the House Armed Services Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was legal, the White House insisted Tuesday, as President Barack Obama defended the deal at a news conference in Poland.  

A statement from the White House said the president's power under the Constitution trumps a law requiring Congress get 30 days notice.