Skip to comments.Army court rules Trump did not unlawfully prejudice Bowe Bergdahl trial
Posted on 07/17/2019 5:42:34 PM PDT by jazusamo
An Army appeals court ruled Tuesday that tweets from President Trump attacking U.S. Army soldier Bowe Berghdahl did not unlawfully influence his trial for desertion, according to CNN.
Bergdahls attorneys had argued that tweets and public statements from Trump describing their client as a no-good traitor who should have been executed unduly influenced the case, and that Bergdahl was entitled to have a court reconsider the case or grant clemency as a result.
A three-judge Army Court of Criminal Appeals panel rejected the argument 2-1, according to the network.
"Although there was some evidence of unlawful command influence adduced at trial and in the post-trial process, the government met its burden to demonstrate that an objective disinterested observer would not harbor a significant doubt as to the fairness of the proceedings," the majority opinion stated.
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahls lead counsel, told CNN the decision was not the end of the matter.
"We are confident that one judge saw the UCI issue our way. We will be seeking review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and we are working actively on the required papers, Fidell said.
Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, was released in 2014 in exchange for five former Guantanamo Bay detainees. He pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in 2017. The presiding judge sentenced him to be demoted from sergeant to private, dishonorably discharged and fined him $10,000.
It galls me that man walks the streets.
Me too, my FRiend.
He’s a low life that not only betrayed his country but his fellow soldiers.
How does one unlawfully prejudice the trial of a traitor and deserter? His record speaks for itself.
F*** Y** OBAMA. Your dog sh*t of a legacy still smells.
TOTAL SHAME AND EMBARRASSMENT UPON AMERICA..
To be honest I’m surprised bammy didn’t order him let go scott free when they got him home.
He did everything his courage let him do to that end.
Thankfully 0blahblah has very little in that department.
Duh, you dont say. Bergdhal is a criminal and Trump has nothing to do with his legal troubles
Now Obama had everything to do with the sponsorship of this terrorist scum
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I felt shame at my country for allowing this to go unpunished.
The message that sent to our military personnel was simply shameful. An embrace of an enemy and alien ideology over faith to our military.
It was a set up from the beginning to get those grisly Taliban animals out of Gitmo. When Susan Fried Rice said that bird dog served with distinction I saw red and steam was shooting out of my ears.
They just can’t let it go...
It did not hurt him. The Left will see to it that he has money, sex, drugs, and shelter. He has it made.
https://garyfouse.blogspot.com/2019/10/master-sgt-mark-allen-casualty-of-bowe.html “The American soldier President Obama portrayed as a heroic POW of the Taliban and traded five jailed Taliban leaders for his release now looks more like the man President Trump called a no-good traitor who should have been executed. NY Post.
Very good article!
May MSgt Mark Allen RIP, prayers up for his family and loved ones.
Bergdahl betrayed his fellow soldiers and 0bama betrayed our country, they deserve to meet in Hell one day.
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