Skip to comments.New Bergdahl lawsuit claims Trump, McCain caused ‘undue command influence’ in his Army desertion court-martial
Posted on 02/22/2021 3:57:02 PM PST by PROCON
Former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl filed a lawsuit last week alleging President Donald Trump and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) caused “undue command influence” in his 2017 court-martial case in which he pleaded guilty on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Bergdahl’s lawsuit, filed in the Washington D.C. federal court, accuses Trump and McCain of unduly influencing his case and further alleges the judge presiding over his original case had a duty to disclose that he was seeking a “lucrative job” with the Trump-era Department of Justice. Bergdahl’s lawsuit seeks to overturn his 2017 conviction, for which he was reduced to the rank of private and dishonorably discharged.
Bergdahl fell captive to the Taliban in June 2009 after leaving his unit’s outpost in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for nearly five years before he was released in May 2014 during a prisoner exchange in which five Taliban detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were traded for Bergdahl.
The lawsuit notes McCain criticized the prisoner exchange in 2014, saying, “I would not have made this deal . . . .I would not have put the lives of American servicemen at risk in the future.” The lawsuit also says Trump “repeatedly vilified” Bergdahl before the 2016 presidential campaign and described him as a traitor at several campaign rallies “suggesting, among other things, that he should be executed.”
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Shoot the POS.
I met a guy who got shot because of him.
This deserter got U.S. Troops KILLED while they were out looking for him!
“I knew Trump would be President in the future, and that made me want to defect to the Taliban.”
Now that’s an argument the Left can get behind.
I never understood this situation. A guy deserted, in a combat zone. We sent people to look for him, and some were killed. Then we spent resources trading to get me back? Should have let them keep him. Then, after finding him guilty, why was he not taken out back and shot? If deserting in the face of the enemy and getting our guys killed, why was he not shot?
He served with “distinction.”
You understand it pretty well.
Who is funding this exercise?
Wonder what Miss Meghan McCain will have to say about that?
Doubtless some far-left group is funding him.
Good grief, who knows, maybe he's become a celebrity among America haters and he speaks at their conventions.
If they found him, they should have shot him with a sniper round. He was a deserter. And then because he sided with the enemy, he was an enemy combatant.
Considering the bunch we’ve got in the WH now, and the fact the Bergdahl situation was a bit of an embarrassment for the Obama/Biden administration, I wouldn’t be surprised if the government did not respond to the lawsuit. They might even try to award him his back pay.
He didn’t just desert, he actively sought out the enemy to join them
He served with distinction. Just ask Susan Rice.
Ao if Osama Obama granted clemency to Manning , I’m sure Biden will do the same for Bergdahl.
Should have let the Taliban keep him.
Too funny, the guy deserted and went over to the Taliban. Now he wants compensation for it? LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Up until the 1940’s, they executed deserters
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