Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be called to testify at Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial this summer over statements that have “irreparably compromised” the Army sergeant’s “right to a fair trial,” Bergdahl’s attorney said Friday.
In an interview with Brooke Baldwin on CNN, Eugene Fidell likened Trump’s attacks on Bergdahl to those of a “lynch mob” trying to “incite ill will and vilification” of his client.
He said that Bergdahl’s legal team has been monitoring Trump’s comments “for some time” — saying that he had eight pages worth of notes detailing the developer’s attacks.
These included comments made at his Oklahoma rally on Tuesday, when he was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
“There’s a position that’s so extreme here that we are concerned whether Sergeant Bergdahl’s right to a fair trial has been severely compromised by Mr. Trump’s comments,” Fidell said.