A military judge will not dismiss charges against Bowe Bergdahl despite President Trump's harsh criticism of the Army sergeant during the campaign.
According to The Associated Press, Army Col. Jeffery Nance ruled on Friday that while Trump's comments were "disturbing and disappointing" they hadn't prevented the soldier from receiving a fair trial.
Bergdahl's lawyers have maintained that the case against their client should be dropped in light of Trump's public remarks. Trump repeatedly blasted Bergdahl during the presidential campaign, labeling him a "traitor."
"We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," Trump said in October 2015.
“Thirty years ago, he would have been shot,” he added.
The prosecutors, however, argued that the comments are not relevant to the case since they were made before Trump became the commander in chief.
Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Should be 2 TRAITORS SHOT !
this will be interesting to watch
I wished I could be on that Jury for this worthless Mus-slim scumbag! He is like the rest of his brothers-WORTHLESS & should face a firing squad ASAP! Some of his fellow solders died while searching for this deserter! Put him in Guantanamo & feed all those "camel humpers" to sharks! Take BO with him, too! Hopefully, sharks eat human dung! Sorry sharks!!!
Follow the letter of the LAW! And then EXECUTE!!!
OTHERS WERE KILLED TRYING TO FIND HIM ! NO DISMISSAL !!
No, let the men he served with decide.
Give him to them for a 24 hour period, with total control as to what happens to him without impunity.
No waste of time, no money spent on a free lawyer that we pay for, no housing him in a swanky prison, no money spent feeding, clothing or medical expenses for him forever. I can insure you, he would disappear, never to be heard from or seen again. End of story!!!
I hope the noose is waiting for this traitor as well as the retard obama!
And shot he should be!!! He is a traitor and has caused the deaths needlessly of other soldiers.
Good or great he should stand trial.
When I was in the Army in the 60's I was given a special court martial because I missed an Adjutant General inspection even though I was in an auto accident the night before and was admitted to and was in the hospital for three days! I don't know what it is like today but when I was in the Army, if asked why you did something not consistent with military protocol, there was only one answer! NO EXCUSE SIR! For this infraction I was confined to post for 30 days and reduced one grade!
I also got a summary court martial for not getting a haircut, for this infraction I was given two weeks on KP and reduced one grade!
This bastard Bergdahl deserts his command and his fellow soldiers and he gets a promotion! If any President had a mental problem, it was Obama!