House Republicans ready legal fight against Obama's Guantanamo plan

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Posted: Feb 24, 2016 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives are preparing legal action in case President Barack Obama tries to transfer detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to the United States, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.

Ryan told reporters that "we are making legal preparations" in case Obama tries to "break the law" by bringing detainees from the prison in Cuba to the United States, which he said would violate restrictions that Congress had passed.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Susan Heavey)