We’ve written here on numerous occasions about the (mis)adventures of Bowe Bergdahl, his father’s Arabic blessing on the Rose Garden lawn under the adoring gaze of President Obama and the praise heaped on Bowe by Susan Rice as having served with “honor and distinction.”
Col. West has written in detail about the fishy circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance and why there’s barely a scintilla of a chance that Bergdahl did not willfully desert his post and derelict his duties.
But Bergdahl’s lawyers are doing what lawyers get paid to do: try to ensure their client gets a fair trial, so they’re turning to…Donald Trump?
Yes, it seems the Berghdahl team worries about Trump’s language too.
The Daily Mail reports, Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said they may seek a deposition from Donald Trump or call him as a witness at a legal proceeding, saying they fear his comments could affect their client’s right to a fair trial.
Bergdahl’s attorney Army Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt asked Trump in a letter dated on Saturday for an interview to discuss his comments about Bergdahl, who faces military charges after walking off a post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Defense attorney Eugene Fidell previously asked, publicly, that Trump cease making comments about Bergdahl, such as his comment in October that the soldier was a ‘traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed.’
Fidell said in an email to The Associated Press that Trump’s statements ‘raise a serious question as to whether he has compromised Sgt. Bergdahl’s right to a fair trial.’
With the amount of negative commentary surrounding Bergdahl’s case – including high-profile interviews featuring men who served with him – it would seem Bergdahl’s right to a fair trial was compromised some time ago.
And good luck getting Trump to back down…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]