We reported earlier how Bowe Bergdahl is petitioning Barack Obama to pardon him before his court-martial trial, but today we find out that his lawyers also want to accuse Trump of violating his civil rights!
From Fox News:
If Obama grants the clemency request before leaving in January, Bergdahl could avert a military trial scheduled for this spring, when he will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
However, if the pardon isn’t granted, Bergdahl’s defense team plans to expand its legal strategy by filing a motion arguing Trump violated its client’s due process rights with scathing public comments about the case.
Bergdahl is definitely a scumbag, but he’s right about this. Trump going out and calling him a traitor is a problem now that he’s the President-elect, and it might affect how his court-martial goes. Makes you wonder what other bad decisions Trump will make that will affect the enforcement of law and order.
Here’s how Trump called Bergdahl a traitor in 2015: