NBC's Williams Skips V.A. Scandal in Obama Interview; Omits Reid's Claim on Bergdahl Swap

June 6, 2014 | 11:08 PM EDT

[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]Brian Williams glossed over the V.A. scandal during his interview of President Obama on the 6 June 2014 edition of NBC Nightly News. Williams did lead with the ongoing controversy surrounding the release of senior Taliban leaders in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl – specifically the White House failing to inform Congress 30 days before the Islamists were let go from Guantanamo Bay, as required by federal law.However, the anchor didn't mention that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid revealed that he was informed of the trade for Bergdahl on May 27, 2014 – a day before it actually happened.