Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby continued Wednesday morning to stonewall and insist that charges have been or will be brought to Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Rear Admiral John Kirby also told Fox News’ FOX and Friends today that any delay in charges against Bowe Bergdahl were not politically motivated.
They grilled him.
Rear Admiral John Kirby: I don’t know how he (Bergdahl) has been given charges when he hasn’t been charged with a crime yet. There have been no charges filed against Sgt. Bergdahl. Nor would we ever, before charges were filed against a service member, give him a heads up, “Hey, here’s what’s coming.” That’s just not the way the process works. We’re just not there yet.
Brian Kilmeade: Why would it take ten months to put together something we were able to ascertain in three interviews?
Rear Admiral John Kirby: Well, first of all, I don’t know who you’re talking to on your sources(?) So who anonymously is passing information to you…
Brian Kilmeade: People who served with him. On camera…
Rear Admiral John Kirby: So an investigation was done after we had a chance to talk with Sgt. Bergdahl. This is a very thorough confidential investigation… I can tell you right now. I am absolutely certain, General Milley has made no decisions about what he’s going to do with this case… General Milley has complete freedom to take his time with this. He’s under no pressure whatsoever.
Steve Doocy: …The Pentagon says in the public interest, people are interested in this and you should act transparently. So how about a timeline on how the Pentagon is going to proceed with this?
Rear Admiral John Kirby: Well, we want to be careful we don’t put deadlines on General Milley.
Steve Doocy: All the facts are in. The technical. The operational. The legal facts are all in. There’s no reason the general can’t make his decision now.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck: You put deadlines on war?
Rear Admiral John Kirby: First of all, this is a big investigation. General Milley wasn’t in Afghanistan, at the FOB, Forward Operating Base, where Bergdahl left so, he has to avail himself to all the information. He hasn’t gotten completely through this investigation himself.
It’s obvious, the Obama administration is going to drag out this investigation.