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Candy Crowley presses Susan Rice: 'Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists?'

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Following Saturday's prisoner exchange, in which American P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in a trade for five Guantanamo detainees, CNN's Candy Crowley grilled National Security Adviser Susan Rice on State of the Union.

"Point blank, did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists for (Bergdahl's) release?" Crowley asked.

Rice reiterated President Barack Obama's statement that the United States leaves no serviceman or woman behind, but Crowley continued the line of questioning.

"When we are in battles with terrorists and the terrorists take an American prisoner, that prisoner is still a U.S. serviceman or woman," Rice finally said. "We still have a sacred obligation to bring that person back."

Watch the full exchange, below. --Sarah Eberspacher