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Jake Tapper Confronts John McCain Over His Bowe Bergdahl Shift

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On Wednesday, Jake Tapper got a lot of attention for highlighting John McCain's apparent change of heart when it came to letting Taliban fighters out of Guantanamo Bay in exchange for the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl. So it was bound to be awkward when the two discussed the issue on Tapper's Thursday show.

McCain said that, had he known exactly who Bergdahl would be traded for, he never would have told Anderson Cooper that he supported a prisoner exchange.

"The details are outrageous!" he told Tapper.

“But, senator, they’re not going to free members who are members of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," Tapper shot back. "I mean, it’s going to be bad guys who are released!”

"For anyone to accuse me of saying I'd support any prisoner swap under any circumstances is lying," McCain said.

(h/t TV Newser)