On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest continued to defend the Obama administration's decision to swap 5 high profile Taliban prisoners that were being held at Gitmo for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration continues to defend the prisoner trade despite the U.S. Army's decision to charge Bergdahl with desertion.
“The Commander in Chief will not allow a member of the United States armed forces to be left behind.
“It was an important message for this President to deliver to the American people, but also to people all around the world, that the United States and their Commander in Chief stands squarely behind our men and women in uniform and with the commitment we have made to not leave them behind.
“There's an ongoing military justice process that's underway and I don't want to say anything that might interfere with that investigation or even leave anyone with the appearance of some sort of interference. But that is a process that will run its course as it should,” Earnest said during an interview with CNN.
“Was it worth it? Absolutely.
"We have a commitment to our men and women serving overseas, or in our military, defending our national security every day, that we will do everything we can to bring them home, and that’s what we did in this case," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Megyn Kelly on Fox News.