I'm thinking the President took a page from Mohammed Ali's playbook and is using the Bergdahl matter to play Rope-a-Dope with Fox, McCain and the rest of the conservative attack machine. The all crawled way on on a limb to accuse the administration of acting without consulting Congress and making a dumb trade - it's all on tape.
But on June 5th, Rachel Maddow delivered the sucker punch. Seems that they all knew about the deal and reported it in 2011, effectively stalling the negotiations. But McCain is on video saying he thinks it's a good idea, thus exposing the hypocrisy and political exploitation. In true Fox News fashion, they are now pivoting to accusing the President of doing the release just to distract from the VA scandal. Sounds like psychological projection to me.
Here's the video: (click)