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June 4th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

GOP senator wants investigation into why Congress wasn't informed of Bergdahl swap

(CNN) – It was a sophisticated, high-stakes mission to rescue Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the country's only known prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

And in the midst of all the planning and preparation, for an operation that was years in the making, the White House supposedly forgot to mention what they were doing to the United States Congress.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, got a call from the White House, which "apologized and said it was an oversight," she told reporters.

But Republicans are not satisfied with that explanation.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has drafted a resolution, and wants the matter investigated.

"(The resolution) talks about the issue, and lays it out as to what the President did, and why it's wrong, and calls for an investigation," said Portman.

"Ultimately this is about ... a Constitutional issue, separation of powers, and ensuring the President does talk to the folks representing the American people ... to get some better information and some better input to be able to make a decision of international security interests," said Portman.

For more of our interview with Sen. Rob Portman, check out the video above.

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