Bergdahl Cleared of Misconduct, But Still Not Talking to Investigator

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Critics of Idaho native and U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are pushing back against the findings of a formal investigation that has cleared Bergdahl of any misconduct during his five years of captivity.

"We have no reason to believe that he engaged in any misconduct," read a very short conclusion from the Pentagon.

Bergdahl remains an outpatient at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he was transferred after a surprise swap of POWs with the Taliban. But some soldiers who served with Bergdahl said that the Idaho native should suffer the consequences of walking away from his post, walking into the arms of the Taliban, and some even alleged that "he had helped his captors," according to the Atlantic.

Another report from Fox News indicated that Bergdahl converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid."

Meanwhile the Associated Press reports that Army officials said there was "no suggestion that Bergdahl was guilty of any misconduct," so there was no reason yet to read him his legal rights. "The tenuous legal line is that the reintegration team is focusing on the five years he spent in captivity, not how he got there."

To date, Bergdahl has still not yet been interviewed by the two-star general appointed to investigate the Bergdahl case. Additionally, Bergdahl has not asked for a lawyer.


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