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SOTU Scoop
June 4th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, June 4, 2014.

1. Prisoner swap backlash. Questions and criticism are piling up for the Obama administration about the deal that freed U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The White House says it did not give Congress the required 30 days’ notice about swapping Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners because it felt time was running out to get Bergdahl back. But several Republican lawmakers are angry about the deal itself and the Senate Intelligence Committee's Democratic chairwoman Dianne Feinstein is upset that her committee wasn't informed about the swap beforehand. "It comes with some surprise and dismay that the transfers went ahead with no consultation, totally not following the law and in an issue of this kind of concern to a committee that bears the oversight responsibility, I think you can see that we're very dismayed about it," Feinstein said. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), says the deal is paving the way for the President to close Guantanamo Bay. "It is not the best deal we could have gotten. It is the deal they wanted. I don't think there was any real effort – would you just take one? Would you just take two? I don't think they thought very hard to not release five because they are looking for ways to get rid of these people," said Graham.