Exclusive Obama Makes Last-Minute Move to Get Detainees Out of Gitmo

January 19, 2017
Foreign Policy

...Shayana Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which still has four clients remaining at Guantánamo, slammed the Obama White House for saying it wanted to close the facility but then stating unequivocally it wouldn’t follow the ruling if the judges ordered the already-cleared detainees to be released.

When Trump takes the oath on Friday, Kadidal will be in the air on his way to Guantánamo, where he’ll break the news to Barhoumi.

“I’m actually going to see him now, unfortunately, since he’ll still be there,” Kadidal told Foreign Policy Thursday, “as the photos get switched from Obama to the orange-colored buffoon.” ...

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