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Exclusive–Rep. Vern Buchanan: President Barack Obama Must Not Pardon Bergdahl

“Sergeant Bergdahl betrayed his fellow soldiers and put the lives of American troops at risk when he walked off his post,” Buchanan, an Air Force veteran, says. “He needs to be held accountable and face a court-martial for desertion. Failure to do so would send a horrible message to all of the soldiers who sacrifice so much in the service of their country.”

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In Context of Desertion Charges, Bergdahl Swap Was a ‘High Crime’

The news that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is to be tried for desertion casts the 2014 prisoner swap in a new light. President Barack Obama traded five senior Taliban leaders, who had been imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, for Bergdahl–and did so without giving Congress 30 days’ advance notice. In doing so, the Obama administration broke the law, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That violation was not just a crime, but also, in context, a high crime.

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Three Lawsuits over Gitmo Terrorist Release

According to the Obama administration, the five Guantanamo terrorists they traded for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “no longer a threat to U.S. national security.” That’s what former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel concluded when he signed the document setting

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