Attorney says Bergdahl beholden to Obama for freedom

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is beholden to President Barack Obama for a restrained sell that liberated him from 5 years as a serf of a Taliban and wishes for remoteness concerning family matters, his profession pronounced on Wednesday.

Bergdahl was privileged to lapse to a table pursuit during a Texas troops bottom this week after a Army pronounced he had finished conversing and a reintegration process.

He has defended Eugene Fidell, a dilettante in troops law, to paint him as a Army investigates a resources surrounding his disappearance and constraint in Afghanistan on Jun 30, 2009.

In response to a doubt about Bergdahl’s state of mind, Fidell forked to a Army’s preference to place him on unchanging duty.

“The Army that had him underneath tighten regard for several weeks resolved he had reached a indicate where it could breeze down a reintegration process,” Fidell told Reuters.

He declined to contend who approached him to offer as a pro bono warn for a infantryman from Hailey, Idaho, though pronounced he spoke with Bergdahl before being hired by him about a week ago.

Bergdahl was liberated May 31 in sell for 5 Taliban prisoners hold during a U.S. trickery in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Critics of a understanding pronounced a Obama administration paid too high a cost and questioned if Bergdahl had forlorn his fight outpost before being captured.


Fidell pronounced Bergdahl was “deeply beholden to President Obama for carrying saved his life” and rather wakeful of a debate surrounding his case. He declined to yield sum about his client’s practice while in Taliban hands.

“Suffice it to contend he has spent 5 years as a serf of cruel killers. You can use your imagination as to what that contingency have been like,” pronounced Fidell.

Bergdahl is available to come and go from a bottom in San Antonio, an army orator said. He has not been released a firearm though those are not generally released to his unit, he said.

Fidell also declined to criticism on reports Bergdahl has refused to speak to his parents, observant it was a private matter.

The warn described his recent, spontaneous assembly with a two-star ubiquitous streamer a Bergdahl examine as a “very cordial, pleasing conversation,” and pronounced he expects for a some-more central assembly in entrance weeks.

Kimberly Dellacorva, a tighten crony of Bowe Bergdahl, pronounced she contacted Fidell to paint a former captive, who she initial met in Idaho 14 years ago when he took a fencing category with her son and daughter.

Dellacorva pronounced Bergdahl was not underneath a sense he competence need authorised warn in further to a warn reserved to him by a military, though that she wanted to safeguard he had all a support he indispensable after his distress in Afghanistan.

“He did go by an impassioned situation,” pronounced Dellacorva, who recently visited Bergdahl in Texas. “We venerate him and he’s value assisting in each way. He is like one of my kids.”

(Reporting by Laura Zuckerman; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Eric Walsh)

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