Bowe Bergdahl Petitions Federal Court to Have His Case Expunged

Bowe Bergdahl Petitions Federal Court to Have His Case Expunged
Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

Former Army Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl has filed a petition in federal court seeking to have his military conviction and sentence expunged based on arguments of unlawful command influence by former President Donald Trump and new information about the judge who presided over his court-martial.

Bergdahl’s attorneys filed paperwork Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seeking review of the case, alleging that the military court system failed to recognize the impact of comments made by Trump and the late Sen. John McCain, as well as the presiding judge's failure to disclose information about his employment plans after retirement.

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