Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl’s attorney seeks interview with Donald Trump

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. AP

An attorney for Sgt. Bowe Berdahl, the Idaho soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and who is now facing a court martial, requested an interview with Donald Trump.

Berdahl’s attorney, Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt sent the formal request to the presidential candidate Saturday regarding comments Trump has made about Bergdahl to large audiences.

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Trump has referred to Bergdahl as a “dirty, rotten traitor” and said he should be executed. Bergdahl’s defense claim Trump’s comments are a threat to the soldier getting a fair trial.

In the letter, Rosenblatt said the interview will help the defense decide whether they will seek a deposition from Trump or whether they will want him to appear as a witness.

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