Deserter Bowe Bergdahl’s Attorneys May Call on DONALD TRUMP to Testify at Trial
The Obama administration knew that Bergdahl, was planning on “going over to the other side” when he deserted. A military investigation discovered that Bergdahl was hoping to escape to Uzbekistan and then to Russia.
The Obama White House accused Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates of “swiftboating” him after the Obama White House released five top Gitmo terrorists for the deserter. The State Department spokesperson said his platoon mates “were not reliable sources.”
Bowe Bergdahl’s case was referred to trial by court martial for desertion in December.
In February Donald Trump said he’d give Bowe Bergdahl back to the Taliban.
Trump said he’d fly over Afghanistan and drop him off.
This week attorneys for Bowe Bergdahl said they may seek a deposition from Donald Trump in his trial.
The Daily Mail reported:
Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said they may seek a deposition from Donald Trump or call him as a witness at a legal proceeding, saying they fear his comments could affect their client’s right to a fair trial.
Bergdahl’s attorney Army Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt asked Trump in a letter dated on Saturday for an interview to discuss his comments about Bergdahl, who faces military charges after walking off a post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Defense attorney Eugene Fidell previously asked, publicly, that Trump cease making comments about Bergdahl, such as his comment in October that the soldier was a ‘traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed.’
Fidell has also previously said that Trump gave incorrect information about rescue efforts for Bergdahl during public speeches.
He said the Republican presidential candidate’s statements could affect Bergahl’s right to a fair trial.
The letter sent to Trump’s New York office by registered mail said the interview would determine whether they will seek to have him give a deposition or appear as a witness at a legal hearing.
‘I request to interview you as soon as possible about your comments about Sergeant Bergdahl during frequent appearances in front of large audiences in advance of his court-martial,’ Rosenblatt wrote in the letter on U.S. Army letterhead.