Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison for his actions which led to six soldiers being killed after he deserted his post, claiming he had left to report misconduct in his unit to an officer. Monday was the first day of his sentencing trial. Bergdahl led by reading a statement which, in part, said:
“Saying I’m sorry isn’t enough. My words can’t take away the pain that people have been through. I was trying to help, and the fact that I did not breaks my heart.”
These are the six men who died for Bowe Bergdahl:
Bergdahl was also seeking mistrial due to President Trump’s tweets regarding Bergdahl. The Military Judge was not having it. Per ABC the Judge ruled:
“The detailed account of his torture and the admission of guilt and responsibility came after a military judge ruled that President Donald Trump’s comments about Bergdahl do not mean the soldier can’t receive a fair sentencing — but that those disparaging comments, including calling Bergdahl a traitor and suggesting he should be executed, will be considered a mitigating factor in his sentencing.”
Bergdahl faces up to life in prison, and because of President Trumps’ scathing comments about him – he may get off with a slightly lighter sentence. Or not.
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(Feature Photo Credit to New York Post)