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Bergdahl Lawyers Shift Tactics With Presidential Change

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 8:36pm 1/22/2017 at 8:36pm

Military deserter Bowe Bergdahl was hoping for a pardon from President Obama which never came. Now that President Trump has taken office, Bergdahl’s lawyers are claiming he can’t be guaranteed a fair trial due to Trump’s prior criticism of him.

The Hill reports:

Bergdahl lawyers press for dismissal after Trump inauguration

Lawyers for former...

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Deserter Bowe Bergdahl Asks Obama For Pardon

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:30am 12/3/2016 at 11:30am

We covered the deserter Bowe Bergdahl’s story since Obama first announced he had negotiated the release of a “hero” for five top Taliban terrorists, the humiliating Rose Garden

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Bergdahl Relates Escape Attempts from Taliban

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/26/2015 at 6:00pm

Bowe Bergdahl, the deserter who tried to join the Taliban only to be taken captive by them, has been sitting down for a series of interviews with filmmaker Mark Boal and that are available via podcast.  In these interviews, Bergdahl describes escape attempts, the Taliban’s weakness for sweets, and their curiosity...

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Bowe Bergdahl to Face Court Martial

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/14/2015 at 6:00pm

Bowe Bergdahl, who reportedly left his post to go look for al Queda, was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  Today, it was announced that Bergdahl will face a court martial and a possible life sentence.

CNN reports:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of...

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Army Officer Recommends No Jail Time for Bowe Bergdahl

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:30am 10/12/2015 at 8:30am

Earlier this year, we covered the charges that Bowe Bergdahl faced; these included desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  He was facing a possible dishonorable discharge and life in prison.  Amy wrote at the time:

Last year, the United States released 5 high-profile al Qaeda commandos from the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities...

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When did the White House find out about Bergdahl?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:00am 4/17/2015 at 10:00am

As much as the White House might wish it would, the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap scandal simply refuses to die.

Last year, the U.S. government released 5 Taliban terrorists in exchange for the life of Bowe Bergdahl, a man who most of the country—and all of his colleagues—believes deserted his post in...

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Bergdahl Platoon Mate: Desertion Defense “Laughable”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:38pm 4/1/2015 at 2:38pm

The drama surrounding the official prisoner swap in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has left a lot of Americans wondering just what happened in the days leading up to Bergdahl’s going AWOL and eventual capture by the Taliban back in 2009.

Sgt. Bergdahl is now on trial on counts for desertion...

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Bergdahl charged with desertion, “misbehavior before the enemy”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:15pm 3/25/2015 at 5:15pm

Last year, the United States released 5 high-profile al Qaeda commandos from the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities in exchange for the release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was captured by militants after he allegedly deserted his base in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan. The exchange embroiled the Obama Administration in scandal—why did...

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Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00am 2/10/2015 at 7:00am

Berg-dog.
Club Gitmo.
Feeling so…ISIS right now.

Every year, the city of Tampa, Florida gathers at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival to soak in a little sun, a little more music, and one too many of those gigantic frozen margaritas.

Not exactly the best venue to discuss pressing issues of foreign policy, but still—you’d expect the...

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GAO: Obama admin broke law in Bergdahl swap

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:20pm 8/21/2014 at 4:20pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

Now this is interesting.

The General Accounting Office has just issued a report concluding that the Department of Defense broke the law in the Bergdahl-Taliban swap (h/t @JakeTapper). It has to do with the requirement of congressional notification prior to transferring a detainee at Gitmo.

Bowe Bergdahl was swapped for 5 high...

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Full circle – Johnny “Mike” Spann’s daughter, the Bergdahl swap, and an Afghan warlord

http://teamuzunovmedia.blogspot.com/2009/07/afghan-general-dostum.html
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:36pm 6/14/2014 at 1:36pm
http://teamuzunovmedia.blogspot.com/2009/07/afghan-general-dostum.html

The other day we noted how the father of Johnny “Mike” Spann reacted with dismay to the Taliban-Bowe Bergdahl swap.

Mike Spann, a CIA officer and former Marine, was the first American killed in the Afghanistan war, during an uprising of prisoners in Northern Afghanistan. We have c...

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Hillary Clinton and the Taliban Five: What, me worry?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:30am 6/12/2014 at 8:30am

If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, her Republican opponent had better show part of this clip.

I’m surprised it isn’t being talked about more, because it is positively Obaman in its offensiveness and duplicity, and its contempt for the listener. It also comes across as insincere and unconvincing,...

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House hearing: Hagel defends Taliban-Bergdahl swap

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7:10pm 6/11/2014 at 7:10pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, along with Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston, appeared Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee for a hearing to address The May 31, 2014 Transfer of Five Senior Taliban Detainees.

The agreement to release those five detainees when the U.S. arranged to recover Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity...

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Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:19am 6/10/2014 at 11:19am
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

The polling is pretty consistent that the public is not buying Obama’s spin on the trade of 5 senior Taliban Gitmo detainees for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

CBS News reports:

Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of...

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Bill Whittle Goes There – Is Obama Evil or Stupid?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00am 6/8/2014 at 8:00am

In the latest edition of Afterburner, Bill Whittle examines the Bergdahl swap but first touches on Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Benghazi and the IRS scandal. In all of these cases, Bill reminds us that Obama is ignorant and is just as mad as you are. In every case one must ultimately...

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Shudder: Imagine Susan Rice as Secretary of State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:25pm 6/7/2014 at 6:25pm

Susan Rice was an Obama favorite for Secretary of State, but withdrew from consideration after intense criticism of her handling of Benghazi talking points on Sunday morning shows.

You may remember that earlier this week, Susan Rice was sticking with her claim that Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.

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“It doesn’t matter what his motives were, we all took an oath”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:00am 6/7/2014 at 7:00am

Soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl were in the news a lot this week offering their opinions on the situation and most of them are clearly not happy with Bergdahl being portrayed as a hero.

For the sin of interfering with the preferred narrative, these men have been accused of swift-boating Bergdahl...

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