The military judge who will decide if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will spend the rest of his life in prison told lawyers Monday that he will not be influenced by comments made by President Donald Trump.
Col. Jeffery Nance, who is overseeing Bergdahl’s court-martial, said he wasn’t aware of the president’s most recent comments related to the soldier until defense lawyers leveraged them to renew a request to dismiss the case. The court-martial moved into the sentencing phase last week after Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
“I don’t have any doubt that I can be fair and impartial,” Nance said during a pretrial hearing Monday morning on Fort Bragg.
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