A 2009 NCIS investigation found that before his desertion, Bowe Bergdahl tried to become a hit man for the Russians and later attempted to join the Taliban.
NCIS became involved when Bergdahl first went missing.
Lt. Col. Shaffer spoke with two individuals who were involved in the investigation and shared the information on The O’Reilly Factor Monday evening.
Bergdahl had a plan to go to the other side, Shaffer said.
First he wanted to go to Uzbekistan to join the mob. He then decided to offer himself up to the Taliban. This was before he deserted.
NCIS obtained the information going through his computer, holding detailed conversations with his platoon mates, and by tracking down the Afghans he had contact with.
The NCIS report is part of the larger report and it is the information behind the Article 99 misbehavior charge.
Senior military officials who were in constant contact with the White House knew about this and the White House had to know. Even so, they called him honorable and celebrated with his parents in the White House.
Lt. Col. Shaffer discussing the details on Bill O’Reilly’s show last evening.
Despite this, Susan Rice was sent out to tell the American people he served with honor and distinction.
He invited the parents to come from Utah and be feted in the Rose Garden knowing Bowe was a traitor.
When spokesperson Marie Harf was asked if the State Department considered Bergdahl a deserter during the June 3rd press briefing, she implied the platoon mates were lying even thought the White House had to know he was a traitor.
She said there was a “ton of conflicting reports” and when called on that, she said it was like a “telephone game.”
This is the exchange:
QUESTION: And when you say second- and third-hand reports, when his squad mates who served with him overseas said he walked off the —
HARF: Lucas, I’m sure some of them – I mean, look, there’s a lot of rumor and telephone game that’s being played here about what happened. Not all —
QUESTION: So you’re saying that the guys on television last night – his squad mates, platoon mates – were not correct?
HARF: I’m saying we don’t know the fact pattern yet here. We don’t. Nobody knows exactly what happened that night. As the facts emerge, as he’s able to discuss them with the Department of Defense, we will see where that takes us.
QUESTION: Going back to —
HARF: That happened five years ago. This is a situation —
QUESTION: So you’ve had all this time, five years, to determine whether he was a deserter or not. That’s a long time.
HARF: He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows best what happened on that night.
QUESTION: But – well, I think that his squad mates have the best indication what happened that night.
HARF: I don’t think that that’s the case.
These are the five men we traded the traitor for. Three have already made contact with the Taliban. These prisoners were among the worst of the worst at GITMO.
They were exchanged by the president unilaterally and he did not share the information with Congress 30 days before as required by law. He runs the government alone.
Barack Obama said we never leave a man or woman behind. Perhaps he should have said we never leave a traitor behind.