Following U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance, a report claims, he was the subject of an investigation by Defense Department officials as to whether or not he had worked in collusion with his Taliban captors. According to the report from Fox News journalist James Rosen, federal agencies have questioned Bergdahl’s loyalties in the past.
“[T]he Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy,” the report reads.
The report goes on to question whether the president’s office had done the appropriate diligence before allowing the president to deliver a Rose Garden address next to Bergdahl’s father, Robert Bergdahl.
In fact, administration officials were reportedly “baffled” by the decision to allow Obama to appear next to someone who has said controversial and inflammatory things and allegedly communicated with Taliban representatives.
“He’s going to have a lot of questions to answer — a lot,” another administration official told Rosen. “Is he a hero? No.”
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Pentagon source told Rosen that the classified files detailing the results of the investigation into whether Bergdahl had collaborated with the Taliban may be unsealed if congressional investigators seek access to them.
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