The Secretary of the Army was copied on the letter to the president, but the pardon was not formally requested through the military chain of command.
A Justice Department official confirms that it received a pardon petition from Bergdahl. Pentagon and White House officials would not immediately respond for comment.
Bergdahl’s pardon letter was sent to the president via the Department of Justice, officials said. There was no immediate comment from DOJ. […]
Calling the released terrorists “five Taliban prisoners” doesn’t quite capture it. These were five field commanders, i.e. Taliban generals. It was a ridiculously lopsided swap.
On the campaign trail a year ago President-elect Donald Trump said Bergdahl should have been executed for abandoning his post in Afghanistan.
“We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed,” Trump said to...Read More HERE