Presidential candidate Donald Trump has talked about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a few times - and Bergdahl's defense team isn't thrilled about the comments.
There wasn't any earth-shattering breaking news from my mini-Bergdahl beat today (other than a motion the defense filed was denied), so I used the time to enterprise. I dove a little more into the documents his defense team has been filing & their attachments.
One thing that stuck out to me - his defense team was tracking each time Trump made a comment about Bergdahl on a national stage. And they were using that as a way to push the judge to overturn the protective order barring the release of Bergdahl's interview with Army investigators. His lawyers told me that the interview would be a way to combat the barrage of negative publicity, most notably of which, was coming from Trump.
I scored an exclusive interview with Bergdahl's civilian lawyer Eugene R. Fidell.
You can read the full story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/bergdahl-team-pushes-for-release-of-interview-public-trial/article_71cd2011-ce51-54b8-8fbc-95edd5eccbed.html
Above: An excerpt from the defense's motion to overturn the protective order.
Above: Bergdahl's lawyers have started a log tracking each time presidential candidate Donald Trump makes comments about the soldier. Their log includes 28 entries, from April 9, 2015 to Jan. 20, 2016.
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