Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama – IOTW Report

Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama

FOX : Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl–held captive for five years after being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan–has requested a pardon from President Obama, Fox News has learned from two senior US officials.

According to a well-placed source, Bergdahl thanked the president for rescuing him in May 2014 in a controversial exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo, in addition to asking for a pardon in the letter.

The Secretary of the Army was copied on the letter to the president, but the pardon was not formally requested through the military chain of command.

A Justice Department official confirms that it received a pardon petition from Bergdahl. Pentagon and White House officials would not immediately respond for comment.  read more

SNIP: This is akin a hot guy asking him to the prom. Of course Obama will accept his request.


25 Comments on Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama

  1. If O’Bola does pardon Bergdahl, him and his family had better change names, relocate, and have plastic surgery.. The military have long memories. And there are lots of dark alleys out there.

  2. A pardon could possibly shorten his life expectancy! Especially if his former brothers in arms find out where he’s hiding.

  3. But Obama has had no scandals so why would Bergdahl need a pardon?

    At least that is what I hope the narcissist N Chief concludes.

  4. Afraid of Mad Dog, as he should be.

    The list of Obama pardons will infuriate America. Practically all of his administration will be included. Talk about scandals!

  5. “He does not have Constitutional authority to pardon anybody for anything.”

    King’s prerogative.

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. So, Pvt Bergdahl goes on trial in May 2017. But Pvt Bergdahl is requesting a pardon from the sitting Pres now. If Bergdahl is innocent of the charges facing him, then why would he request a pardon? Ergo, didn’t Bergdahl just admit his guilt?

  7. @Geoff. I was wondering, if the Army tried & convicted Bergdahl in 2016, wouldn’t Obama just Pardon him in Jan 2017 while he leaves office? If so, the Army dragging the court Martial into 2017 may have been intentional on the Army’s part?

  8. If Obama preemptively pardons Bergdahl before a trial, it tilts the whole concept of “Justice” on its ear. But watching Comey and Loretta Lynch handle Clinton and her cronies, I think Justice under Obama is already on its ear!

  9. The thing that gets my goat is that he went AWOL as a private and was promoted to sergeant while missing. At least six brave soldiers died searching for the son of a bitch and he still hasn’t been tried. FUBAR, Big Time.

  10. @Moe Tom, as to your comment re: Bergdahl promotion to Sgt, that’s why I still called him PVT Bergdahl in my original post. I earned my promotion to Sgt, that sonofabitch didn’t do shit and he’s wearing 3 stripes? WTF?

  11. @ Moe Tom …I’m on the same page fukthat POS. He goes up in rank as a prisoner a lot more than the rank I lost just from a couple of bar room brawls in Japan!

  12. Let idiot Obama pardon him.
    The law still allows President Trump to expel him.
    I want to see it.
    I want traitorous scum Obama to be so hauled down and exposed.

    Let him pardon the traitor and expose himself

    AS A TRAITOR.

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