Army rejects Bowe Bergdahl's claim that Trump has unfairly influenced his case by calling him a & # 39; non-good traitor who should have been executed & # 39;
- A court of the Criminal Appalals administration ruled that Donald Trump had not unduly influenced the American trial and the repatriation of soldier Bowe Bergdahl
- Bergdahl claimed that the President's harsh criticism of him would influence the outcome of his case
- In a 2-1 decision, the three judges said that Trump's comments would not have an impact on an observer to & # 39; have significant doubts about the fairness of the procedure & # 39;
- Trump called Bergdahl a & # 39; non-good traitor & # 39; and suggested ways to execute him
- He once said he had to be thrown out of an airplane without a parachute and also drove the idea of being fired by a firing squad
- Bergdahl pleads guilty for leaving his position when serving in Afghanistan and participating in misconduct for the enemy
- In November 2017, he was sentenced to an unfair dismissal, a reduction in rank and a fine of $ 1.00 per month for his ten-month wage
- He didn't get prison time
- Trump thought the punishment should have been more severe
An appeals court of the army noted that Donald Trump & # 39; s public criticism of Bowe Bergdahl had no unlawful influence on the lawsuit against the soldier.
Trump has made several remarks against Bergdahl, both before and after becoming president, but in a statement announced Tuesday, an Army Court of Criminal Appeals rejected the soldier's claim that Trump's words had an impact on the outcome of his repatriation and trial.
& # 39; Although there was some evidence of unlawful influence on the injunction issued during the trial and after trial, the government fulfilled the task of demonstrating that an objective disinterested observer would not have great doubt about the fairness of the procedure, & # 39; -1-view of the three judges in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Trump publicly described Bergdahl as a & # 39; non-good traitor who should have been & # 39;
An Army Court of Appeals announced a ruling Tuesday that Donald Trump did not unjustly influence the American trial and the repatriation of Army-soldier Bowe Bergdahl, even though the President made several humiliating and critical remarks against the soldier
Trump has Bergdahl must face the death penalty for desertion, & # 39; suggests at certain points he should be thrown out of an airplane without a parachute or carried out by firing squad
After a verdict in 2017 for unfair dismissal, grade reduction and a fine, Trump said the outcome was a & # 39; shame & # 39; was for America and the army
In other cases, he said the soldier should be thrown out of an airplane without a parachute or executed by a firing squad.
& # 39; Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face the death penalty for desertion – five brave soldiers died trying to bring him back. US must get it hard! & # 39; Trump tweeted a few months before announcing his candidacy for president in 2015.
Bergdahl was deployed in Afghanistan in 2009 and after his battalion suffered his first victim, he left his post – he was later imprisoned and detained.
In a controversial state of affairs, then President Barack Obama negotiated the release of Bergdahl in 2014 in exchange for the transfer of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the detention of Qatari. The move was seen by many as an illegal prisoner exchange.
At the time, Trump criticized Obama for the move and claimed only a & # 39; only a gross incompetent government led by an equally incompetent president & # 39; to have made that trade.
& # 39; President Obama has created a VERY BAD precedent for five Taliban prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Another loss in the US! & # 39; Trump tweeted in May 2014.
In 2009, Bergdahl left his outpost when deployed in Afghanistan. He was captured and detained until 2014
President Barack Obama negotiated the release of Bergdahl by exchanging five detainees from Guantanamo Bay for the detention of Qatari. The move was very controversial and seen by some as an illegal prisoner exchange
Bergdahl's leading counsel claimed that they would seek a review of the case and have confidence in the odds, because one of the three judges of the army felt that Trump's comments might have influenced the outcome of the investigation.
& # 39; We are confident that one judge saw the UCI coming our way. "We will be evaluated by the US Armed Forces Court and we are actively working on the required papers," said Eugene Fidell Wednesday.
Bergdahl pleaded guilty to allegations of desertion and misconduct for the enemy and was sentenced in November 2017 to an unfair dismissal, reduction of rank and fine of $ 1.00 per month from his 10-month wage.
He didn't get prison time.
& # 39; I left my observation post alone & # 39 ;, Bergdahl said in 2017. & # 39; I understand that leaving was against the law. & # 39;
Trump tweeted after the sentence: & # 39; The decision about Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace for our country and our army. & # 39;
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