Judge Army Col. Jeffery Nance has tossed out arguments from Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s defense team that President Donald Trump’s harsh comments have prevented Bergdahl from receiving a fair trial.
According to Bergdahl’s lawyers, Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail ruined the ability of potential jurors to assess the case impartially, which in effect violates Bergdahl’s due-process rights, but Nance wasn’t having any of it, the Associated Press reports.
Instead, Nance said that while Trump’s comments calling Bergdahl a “dirty, rotten traitor” were “disturbing and disappointing,” they did not amount to unlawful command influence. This means that the trial will proceed in April as scheduled.Read the rest of the story HERE and follow a link to a related story below:
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