Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — the man Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice praised as having served his country with “honor and distinction” — is officially being charged with desertion, according to a Fox News report.
It’s a development that could mean another round of scandal defense for President Obama.
You’ll recall that Obama himself hosted Bergdahl’s parents at a high-profile White House news conference after the sergeant was released last year by Taliban militants in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. That Rose Garden event celebrated Bergdahl’s freedom from captivity even as his fellow soldiers were accusing him of deserting his post in Afghanistan.
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But now, says retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer, “The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl … will be charged with desertion.”
Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that Bergdahl’s attorney has been given what’s called a “charge sheet” specifying the alleged offenses committed by Bergdahl in Afghanistan. Fox News says the attorney would not comment on that claim.
Shaffer also told O’Reilly that many advisers in Obama’s White House are trying to keep under wraps the whole Bergdahl matter, including the Army’s reported plan to prosecute the sergeant.
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“The White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because of he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”
You can watch Bill O’Reilly’s entire interview with Tony Shaffer by clicking on the video above.h/t wnd.com
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