Loretta Lynch: It Is STILL Illegal To Transfer Prisoners From Guantanamo To The States

On Tuesday, Barack Obama, Occupier of the Oval Office, made the announcement that all liberals and Islamists have been waiting to hear for years.  “WE ARE GOING TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY.”  The Obama Administration FINALLY, after years of the Pentagon stalling as best the people there could, had a plan for what to do with the prisoners that were left there.

Unfortunately for Obama and the “Let’s Close Gitmo” cheerleaders, there is just one itty, bitty, teeny, tiny little problem which was confirmed by none other than his own attorney general on Wednesday morning: transferring those prisoners to the mainland is illegal.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that federal law flatly prevents President Obama from sending of the the detainees from Guantanamo Bay to U.S. territory, hurting his ability to follow through on his new closure plan.

“That is the state of the law,” she said, pointing to the most recent defense policy law passed late last year, which cleared Congress on a bipartisan vote and which Mr. Obama himself signed into law.

Lynch still insisted that Guantanamo Bay is a security liability despite protests to the contrary from the intelligence community, but her words echoed those she spoke in November when this issue was discussed in a Congressional hearing.  On Wednesday, she made the statement to the House Appropriations Subcommittee.  So, it seems that no matter what the plan the Obama Administration puts into motion to clean all of the terrorists out of Cuba, the move will be illegal.

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And thus further grounds for impeachment if Congress can get the votes to actually draw up articles and try him.  There is no way around the law in this case other than to break it just to break it.

In addition to congressional opposition and pushback, in anticipation of a prisoner transfer within the mainland federal prison system, there are indications that several states, presumably the ones where the supermax facilities are located, are preparing federal lawsuits to prevent the transfers according to Katie Pavlich.

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