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Some lawmakers tearing into the Obama administration and the way it negotiated the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

FOX News Radio's Jill Nado reports from Washington:

The deal? Five Taliban members held at Guantanamo in exchange for the one American soldier held in Afghanistan -- Bowe Bergdahl.

Some Republicans complain the White House was supposed to notify Congress within 30 days of transferring terror suspects from Gitmo.

Senator John McCain...

(McCain) "I think that the President did go around the law."

But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says talks were sensitive...

(Hagel) "Very few people knew about this operation. We did not want to jeopardize any leaks."

The administration also says they had to hurry because there were worries about Bergdahl's health.

In Washington, Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.

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What's the reaction to the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap in Afghanistan?

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports:

The reaction's been mostly negative. A spokesman for Afghan's Foreign Ministry says the deal was not run past the government who didn't agree to it.

A statement from the Press Office of President Hamid Karzai says the transfer of five Taliban militants to Qatar violates international law.

While a palace official says Karazi is angry at being kept in the dark and the move is likely to deepen the mistrust between Washington and Kabul.

Senior officials from the Afghan intelligence agency say they believe the men will return to the battlefield.

Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.

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