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Ex-Lt. Col. Stands by Claim of Bergdahl Desertion Charge, Despite Denials

Last night, retired Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly he’s learned that the U.S. Army is charging Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. Bergdahl, you’ll recall, was kidnapped by the Taliban several years ago and brought home just last year in exchange for the release of five Taliban prisoners.

After Shaffer made that claim, NBC News reported the same thing early today. The Pentagon repeatedly denied any official decision has been made, and they claimed there is no pressure to have a quick decision on the matter.

Shaffer reappeared on The Factor tonight to stand by what he said. He insisted there have been material findings already on how Bergdahl deserted his post and while nothing may have been formally announced, “a decision was made.” Shaffer also said Bergdahl’s attorney received a statement of charges already.

He encouraged O’Reilly to speak to Bergdahl and his lawyer to learn the truth. O’Reilly doubted that would happen, but told Shaffer, “I hope you’re right.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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