A three-judge appeals court dismissed the argument 2: 1 that the tweets and public statements made by President Trump were a fair trial against the former Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban and detained for five years, told the Army Times that an objective, disinterested observer would have no significant doubt as to the fairness of the trial, "the court's Court of Appeals said.
Bergdahl's lawyers had argued that Trump described her client as "not a good traitor who should have been" influenced his case negatively.
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Bergdahl was spared jail time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan – and failing to fall into the hands of the Taliban – and the subsequent endangerment of military comrades who were involved in the lengthy search for him.
The soldier from Hailey, Idaho, was brought home by President Barack Obama in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Obama said at the time that the US would not leave its soldiers on the battlefield.
Army General Robert Abrams, chief of the US Army Forces Command, approved the November 22, 2017, court-martial from corporal to private and ordered to lose $ 1,000 a month in compensation for 10 months. The judge also gave him a dishonorable discharge.
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The news broadcaster reported that Bergdahl's attorney plans to appeal to a civil court with jurisdiction over US forces in Washington, DC