Court will hear Bowe Bergdahl’s appeal over Trump’s Remarks

A military court will hear an appeal by an Army soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and Has Been held captive by the Taliban for five years

A military court has agreed to hear an appeal by a U.S. Army soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and has been held captive by the Taliban for five decades.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that the court will examine whether statements by President Donald Trump and the late U.S. Sen. John McCain unfairly influenced Bowe Bergdahl’s trial.

Bergdahl’s attorneys argue that McCain threatened to conduct a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee if Bergdahl went unpunished. The lawyers also cite a number of cases of Trump making disparaging remarks about Bergdahl.

People in the army’s chain of command are prohibited from saying anything that could interfere with a military court instance.

Bergdahl pleaded guilty in 2017 to desertion. He was spared prison time but was dishonorably discharged as a private.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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