Wow: Saxby Chambliss, ranking member on the Senate intel committee, didn’t know Bergdahl had left a note until now

posted at 3:21 pm on June 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, this makes two separate accusations today — Ed already blogged the other — involving government attempts to suppress the truth about Bergdahl. Bad enough that they’d ask good soldiers to conspire in it, but withholding it from Congress takes this to another level.

Pay attention at around a minute in, when he says he was taken by surprise by yesterday’s NYT story about the note Bergdahl reportedly left before leaving his post five years ago. (A note which may or may not have hinted at renouncing his citizenship.) Chambliss, who holds a plum intelligence post within Congress, read Bergdahl’s classified file. The note wasn’t in it. In fact, it sounds like the note wasn’t even mentioned in it. Why not? Am I missing something here? Kelly seems to take what he says in stride, but I don’t know how else to read this except as Chambliss accusing someone — the Pentagon, the IC, maybe the White House — of covering up evidence that might, if known, have made it harder to gain congressional acquiescence in a prisoner swap. If he’s not saying that, what is he saying? What would be the “innocent” explanation for overlooking a written confession to desertion from the only American POW in Afghanistan, whose release the president has been trying to secure for years?

Oddly enough, according to Chambliss, there were no accusatory statements from Bergdahl’s squad mates in the file either. Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file? And one more question: Did Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intel Committee, know about the note Bergdahl left or was the evidence kept from her too? Feinstein’s already irritated at the White House for shutting her out of the Bergdahl negotiation process for the past two years. If they also lied to her about the note, this might become a bipartisan fiasco for O.



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Nixon X 3

Obama the forked tongued

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

I noted yesterday that that note was probably in ash form and settling in the septic tank at the Pentagon by now.

AUINSC on June 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Well Saxby, how does it feel to be lied to like the rest of us?

EA_MAN on June 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

oh, its just some more shenanigans from those wacky low-level staffers. when Bambi reads about this in the paper tomorrow he’s going to be very upset!

PackerBronco on June 4, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file?

If the interviews fit the WH narrative they would be in the file.

That they were omitted tells you what the truth is.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Feinstein will say she read about the note in the file and the note will magically become part of the file and the claim will be that Chambliss overlooked it or is lying about it not being there. The media will headline it “Ignorance is Chambliss”.

Buddahpundit on June 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Wouldn’t hiding evidence of Bergdahl’s crime amount to aiding and abetting him?

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Wow: Saxby Chambliss, ranking member on the Senate intel committee, didn’t know Bergdahl had left a note until now

And Euphoria Ensues!

Rocks on June 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

oh, its just some more shenanigans from those wacky low-level staffers. when Bambi reads about this in the paper tomorrow he’s going to be very upset!

PackerBronco on June 4, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Yes, I heard it messed up his swing on the #9 hole.

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Heads will roll on this one….who am I kidding.

Was it in the file and taken out, or not even put in? Time will tell./

Patriot Vet on June 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Something you establishment Republicans need to learn is that going along with the marxists will get you nowhere because they will turn on you just as they do everybody else.

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The most pathetic thing about all of this is that the White House now expects the Secretary Of Defense and top military leaders to whitewash this fiasco.

If the Pentagon has any sense at all, it will have troops waiting on the White House lawn to arrest Obama when he returns from Europe.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Drip

cmsinaz on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The note will turn up in the Map Room.

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

What would be the “innocent” explanation for overlooking a written confession to desertion from the only American POW in Afghanistan, whose release the president has been trying to secure for years?

Oddly enough, according to Chambliss, there were no accusatory statements from Bergdahl’s squad mates in the file either. Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file?

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Congratulations, Mr. President! And identical congrats to your sorcerer’s apprentice, National Security Adviser Susan Rice. By trying to sell him as an American hero, you’ve turned a deserter already despised by soldiers in the know into quite possibly the most-hated individual soldier in the history of our military.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Oddly enough, according to Chambliss, there were no accusatory statements from Bergdahl’s squad mates in the file either. Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file? And one more question: Did Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intel Committee, know about the note Bergdahl left or was the evidence kept from her too?

Dear Senator Chambliss:

Files are edited to protect Obama, inquiries are redirected or ridiculed to support his actions.

Thanks for considering these points.

– Signed
“Concerned”

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

When did Harry Reid know anything about the #Boomeranggate?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Boehner is hiding in Pelosi and Wasserman-Schmutz’ undies.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

These idiots couldn’t make a pot of coffee without somehow turning it into an impeachable offense.

Chuck Schick on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Nixon X 3

Obama the forked tongued

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Nah, Nixon was good at it…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

…there were no accusatory statements from Bergdahl’s squad mates in the file either. Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file?

Yes. And, yes.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If the Pentagon has any sense at all, it will have troops waiting on the White House lawn to arrest Obama when he returns from Europe.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Can he be put on the no fly list?

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Quack quack quack, quack quack. Quack quack quack quack. Quack. jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Yes, all that evidence was planted in 2010 just for this day! No one knows how deep the conspiracy runs! /

Hint: If you’re in a hole, stop digging.

Doomberg on June 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I already put paid to that ridiculous notion here.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

That note has already gone through the shredder in Hagel’s office – you can bet your ass on it.

“Note? What note? See – we toldya these soldiers were lying!”

HondaV65 on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Cluster x10

gophergirl on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

The note is with Col mustard in the conservatory

cmsinaz on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

HOW DARE YOU NOT GIVE US CREDIT!!!!!!!!!!

-The Koch Brothers

Chuck Schick on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Any more of these hapless admissions from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and they’ll more appropriately be called “The Senate Unintelligent Committee”. Or, perhaps, “The Senate Obama Propaganda Helper Committee.”

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I got the impression the Sen. Chambliss questions whether the note really exists.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

If I hid what is essentially a confession letter from the authorities after an alleged crime took place, I’d expect to be charged with at least on crime and probably several.

forest on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Via Breitbart, this makes two separate accusations today — Ed already blogged the other — involving government attempts to suppress the truth about Bergdahl. Bad enough that they’d ask good soldiers to conspire in it, but withholding it from Congress takes this to another level.

Feature, not bug, for the thugs who run DC – see Valerie Jarrett.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

A. They all tell the same story.

B. Unless you have a copy of the check Fox news wrote to them – you can STFU – because you have no evidence, only a conspiracy theory.

Alex Jones much?

HondaV65 on June 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Sandy Berger has it.

Strike Twice on June 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM

On the Soldier/Lie thread on the left side in Top Picks, I just commented that if you go back to the NYT article, it states,

That account, provided by a former senior military officer briefed on the investigation into the private’s disappearance

It’s clear the note was found, and the platoon members were interviewed about what happened.

What is not there in that file screams loud and clear that the WH has done a cover-up to gain a political narrative to release five terrorists. Terrorists that Obama admitted could attack us again. He used the word “detrimental” which an absolutely asinine substitution for attack and kill.

“Is there a possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely,” Obama told a news conference in Warsaw.

“That’s been true of all the prisoners that were released from Guantanamo. There’s a certain recidivism rate that takes place.”

If this isn’t treason, then tell me what is?

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Even more so than John Kerry?

astonerii on June 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

What would be the “innocent” explanation for overlooking a written confession to desertion from the only American POW in Afghanistan, whose release the president has been trying to secure for years?

Um, er, ah, . . . there is none. This was a total coverup from day one. But why? It’s one thing to have an official explanation for negotiation purposes, but to not have a real, classified record is mind boggling.

rbj on June 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Believe the Soldiers and the Army brass, who never registered him as a POW, because they know better, or believe obama and you?

Fluke off, you latrine rat. You stink over the net.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

If the Pentagon has any sense at all, it will have troops waiting on the White House lawn to arrest Obama when he returns from Europe.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Don’t we have stockades or at least ‘secure containment’ anywhere in Europe?

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I got the impression the Sen. Chambliss questions whether the note really exists.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

If that’s what he thinks, then he needs to shut up before he trips himself up, and talk with the senior officer who stated there was one.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

Van Jones? Is that you?

EA_MAN on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

obama celebrated a muslim on TV, in beard, praising Allah, smirking contentedly.

Go to Hell, all of you who live in his azz. I hope you choke in there. It w/b the ultimate irony.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

…there were no accusatory statements from Bergdahl’s squad mates in the file either. Is that because they were pressured to lie to military investigators or because they told the truth and their statements were conveniently left out of the file?

Yes. And, yes.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The military brass wouldn’t be part of any coverup.

I mean, they told the truth about the Pat Tillman episode from the very beginning, didn’t they?

climbnjump on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, that’s it. The NYT, which endorsed Obama twice, made up the story about the note in order to ‘get’ Obama while one reporter on Fox, who you misunderstood, is being paid by either Rupert Murdoch or the Koch Brothers to decimate the NYT in order to tell the truth about our President, with his ‘noble intentions’, and this honourable soldier, who spent 5 years as a POW after the Taliban stormed the OP he was on in Afghanistan and took him hostage where they tortured him with antiwar statements made by Medea Benjamin, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, and Jane Fonda constantly…which very much hurt his feelings since he is sooooo utterly proud of being an American and couldn’t love his country and its role in Afghanistan more if he tried.

Or something.

Tell me, do you double or triple wrap your house in aluminium?

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Even more so than John Kerry?

astonerii on June 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Go after Ralph Peters.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I can understand why you wouldn’t find any accusatory statements from his fellow soldiers. Why would you go public on this guy when he may never be seen again. Aren’t the live releases of people held by Islamist terrorists in the single digits. if at all? I bet this kid had a better than average chance of becoming the latest Youtube of a beheading anytime these past five years.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Chambliss, who holds a plum intelligence post within Congress, read Bergdahl’s classified file.

Sure he did. A little light reading while taking a break from feeding at the federal hog trough.

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Can he be put on the no fly list?

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Heh. Obama would have to ask Putin for a ride home.

Either that, or Obama and Snowden could rent an apartment together in Moscow.

Traitors.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Infamous pederast Harry Reid tells me that you haven’t paid taxes in ten years you dingleberry.

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Tell me, do you double or triple wrap your house in aluminium?

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Bloody Brits, it’s aluminum :)

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Notes? Notes? Anyone check John Kerry’s yacht?

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Fire can’t melt steel! YEAAARGH!

forest on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Infamous pederast Harry Reid tells me that you haven’t paid taxes in ten years you dingleberry.

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Heh, makes dingleberries potent.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I may have misread him but he seemed more cautious than accusatory.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Term limits.

vityas on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Hey, Schad! I have yet to read the entire QOTD thread from last night, but I did see your welcome back. Thanks! I appreciated it.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

https://twitter.com/KellyO

Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 22h

.@SenFeinstein says she is “confident” her committee would not have leaked plans for Bergdahl swap had it been informed

Replied to 0 times

Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 22h

.@SenFeinstein & @SaxbyChambliss do not accept that Bergdahl’s health was “In instant danger” “there was time to pick up the phone & call”

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 22h

.@SenFeinstein & @SaxbyChambliss say the detainees pose threat in future “dismayed” Congress was not told in violation of law

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 23h

Democrat @SenFeinstein says flatly WH violated the law by not notifying Congress especially given “bipartisan” concerns about detainees..

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · Jun 3

McConnell says he was notified on Saturday but given his role “was entitled to be notified” earlier

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · Jun 3

.@SaxbyChambliss says WH called to apologize for not notifying him as top R on Senate Intell. but “can’t undo what president has done”

canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

You’ve been told multiple times now there was a Pentagon investigation back in 2010 that reached a determination of desertion. Has FOX been paying these American soldiers (again, dozens of AMERICAN SOLDIERS that you are besmirching you weasley little pr!ck) for the past 4 years?

NotCoach on June 4, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

OK, but I have no trust in either the intelligence or integrity of most of Congress. This was in the NYT. Doesn’t anyone in his office read it or keep him informed?

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Thanks! I appreciated it.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Glad you’re doing better. Would have typed earlier at you, conveying J’s note, but I was on strike, for Spark.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Harry Reid:

https://twitter.com/KellyO

Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 21h

WH & @SenatorReid not on the same page regarding notification of the Bergdahl swap

Replied to 0 times

Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 21h

Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid told about Bergdahl mission ahead of other Hill leaders? Why?

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 21h

.@SenatorReid says he was notified FRIDAY before Bergdahl swap for Taliban detainees.Other Hill leaders told Saturday after operation.

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Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO · 22h

“Consultation” is not for ALL of Congress but on national security refers to handful of key leaders who regularly keep classified secrets

canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

jimmy, how can you stand yourself, you traitor of the land?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Thanks! I appreciated it.

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

INC: Good to see you, glad your back————————:0

canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Since he is retiring, he is probably already gone.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

#FreeBoweBergdahl

Why is Obama hiding him? Is he in prison?

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

#Boomeranggate has just begun. The door is barely cracked and the flood is on, and the door can’t be shut back…

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Funny thing about that, Saxby…the Boss Emeritus knew about the note back in July 2009…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

The note will turn up in the Map Room.

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Maybe it’s in Hillary’s closet. Or Sandy Berger’s pants.

Midas on June 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The military brass wouldn’t be part of any coverup.

I mean, they told the truth about the Pat Tillman episode from the very beginning, didn’t they?

climbnjump on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Obama’s made it clear that he removes anyone from the military who is suspected of not being all Obama-gung-ho. I do believe that there are conscientious persons in the military but they DO function at the behest, so to speak, of the CIC — thus, bad players get promoted to the top, from the look of things, while the good ones get retirement.

Obama’s going about restructuring the US military to a “personality” and function that suits his ideas of “transforming America” and there’s nothing in his activities ever since he appeared on the US-political scene to disprove that, nor to disprove every single one of his associated players are not doing that very thing along with him.

Former ambassador Susan Rice’s statement about Bergdahl, “he served with honor and distinction,” proves that as effectively as anything can: Obama’s/Left’s goal of “service” and how they define “honor and distinction”: aiding and abetting those who seek the ruin of what this nation is, or was, up until Obama wormed his way into the WH.

It’s erroneous to refer to him, to Susan Rice, to Hillary, Holder, Kerry, the rest of them, as “stupid” because they’re not stupid, they’re malevolent where the USA is concerned.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM
canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

:D

INC on June 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Sandy Berger is going to need bigger pants

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

climbnjump on June 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

…Obama’s made it clear that he removes anyone from the military who is suspected of not being all Obama-gung-ho. I do believe that there are conscientious persons in the military but they DO function at the behest, so to speak, of the CIC — thus, bad players get promoted to the top, from the look of things, while the good ones get retirement…

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:51 PM


I do believe that there are conscientious persons in the military but they DO function at the behest, so to speak, of the CIC

And that applies, most especially, to the Obama DOS.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I pray that Tomasky chokes in obama’s azz. That w/b the ultimate karma.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Maybe it’s in Hillary’s closet. Midas on June 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Hillary’s in the closet, there’s no room for anything else in there.

Akzed on June 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Never forget that obama called the scumhag, Hillary, to the WH to tell her about the swap of 5 terrorist leaders for a defector.

obama freed terrorist leaders who cut heads off.

obama hates women, leftist thugs.

obama hates all Americans, except those living in his derriere.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:55 PM

dod investigators chose not to put the soldiers remarks in the report.
simple.
they would have considered it inflammatory and squelched it under a false meme of national security.
been there done that, got the hassle when I refused to play.

dmacleo on June 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed
25m
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Bowe Bergdahl’s family; reassured them focus is on Bergdahl’s ‘health and well-being and reintegration’ – @jimsciutto

canopfor on June 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jimbo 56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

You’re looking for Media Matters. Last bathroom down on the Left.

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Never mind that Bush would have done the same as Obama. Republicans are hitting the pipe big time on the ‘deserter’—and their creepy bottom line is that he should have been left to die.

Tomasky argues that obama is “chimpey” now, with pride, go figure, the irony. obama is no longer Lincoln, Washington or Reagan, he’s GWB.

“You’re doing a fine job, Brownie” — GWB

Can’t make this up, thinking people.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I pray that Tomasky chokes in obama’s azz. That w/b the ultimate karma.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM

He’s certainly fully committed. A true cultist.

forest on June 4, 2014 at 3:59 PM

And one more question: Did Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intel Committee, know about the note Bergdahl left or was the evidence kept from her too? Feinstein’s already irritated at the White House for shutting her out of the Bergdahl negotiation process for the past two years.

Whattheheck ELSE is Feinstein going to say? What other tactic is she going to use than that?

“Didn’t know about it…I’m mad I wasn’t included before the deal was done…irritated at being excluded…irritated with Obama…”

That’s as far as she’ll go. She’ll pose and she’ll make statements of ‘irritation’ but that’s where it’ll stop.

HER JOB, on the other hand, HER RESPONSIBILITY, was and is to this nation and so is/was Chambliss’ and all the others on the Senate Intell Committee. They have no excuse for their pretense today of “didn’t know about it, duh…”

It’d be fresh if one of those members came right out and admitted that they weren’t aware of this Bergdahl ‘deal’ prior to BECAUSE OBAMA SCREWED THEM OVER. But, no, they won’t say that.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 3:59 PM

The WH got white washed….ohh the irony…

sorrowen on June 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

jimmy, you little latrine-rat, how many Soldiers have come out to support the traitors, Bergdahl and obama?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Bad enough that they’d ask good soldiers to conspire in it, but withholding it from Congress takes this to another level.

Nothing to see here. It was just those mid-level staffers at the Cincinnati office. Wait… what?

bofh on June 4, 2014 at 4:01 PM

As someone who’s written any number of “non-disclosure agreements” in connection with civilian matters, where principles of contract law obtain (merger, purchase and sale negotiations, technology agreements, employment and termination agreements, etc.), I’m at a loss to understand how they’re properly used in the context described by Bergdahl’s platoon mates–as opposed to say, orders with written acknowledgements of receipt. Perhaps someone with more recent military experience (JAG would be nice) can enlighten me.

Barnestormer on June 4, 2014 at 4:01 PM

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

…you need to climb into a cows ass…and plug it with your head…so you can stop global warming!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

How many gays and women will the Obama 5 kill?

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Jim56: We are all going to put aside our opinions and open our minds so that you can:

Please tell us how Bowe Robert Bergdahl found himself in a situation where he was able to be captured by the Taliban if he didn’t go, at the very least, AWOL.

Keep in mind that these are established facts:

1) There was NO patrol on which Bergdahl could have lagged behind that night, as he asserted.

2) Bergdahl sent home his personal items, including his computer, a week before his disappearance.

3) There was NO attack on the OP where the Taliban could have captured him.

4) Bergdahl’s uniform was left neatly folded with his weapon and other GI items on the base.

5) Villagers in two different villages said at the time (and have done so again) that Bergdahl came into their towns asking for water and for someone who spoke English so that he could find the Taliban.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

You’ve been told multiple times now there was a Pentagon investigation back in 2010 that reached a determination of desertion. Has FOX been paying these American soldiers (again, dozens of AMERICAN SOLDIERS that you are besmirching you weasley little pr!ck) for the past 4 years?

NotCoach on June 4, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Then let’s see the investigation, NotCoach, and explain why they think they need another investigation.

So glad you think it’s fine for your side to besmirch Bergdahl as a traitor, collaborator and deserter by the way (when, at best, the investigation in 2010 only apparently concluded he deserted or left the base unauthorized) yet goes ballistic when I suggest that these other soldiers may not have been totally truthful.

Pot, meet kettle.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Maybe it’s in Hillary’s closet. Or Sandy Berger’s pants.

Midas on June 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM

It’s in the alternate universe where the lost sox go.

crankyoldlady on June 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

No doubt the work of some low level staffers in Cincinnati.

307wolverine on June 4, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Jim56: We are all going to put aside our opinions and open our minds so that you can:

Please tell us how Bowe Robert Bergdahl found himself in a situation where he was able to be captured by the Taliban if he didn’t go, at the very least, AWOL.

Keep in mind that these are established facts:

1) There was NO patrol on which Bergdahl could have lagged behind that night, as he asserted.

2) Bergdahl sent home his personal items, including his computer, a week before his disappearance.

3) There was NO attack on the OP where the Taliban could have captured him.

4) Bergdahl’s uniform was left neatly folded with his weapon and other GI items on the base.

5) Villagers in two different villages said at the time (and have done so again) that Bergdahl came into their towns asking for water and for someone who spoke English so that he could find the Taliban.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I think the guy probably did go AWOL at the least, RWM. But let’s not jump to conclusions about whether he was a deserter (which, as I understand it, required him to have intended to permanently leave) or whether he collaborated, etc. without having better facts.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM

I got the impression the Sen. Chambliss questions whether the note really exists.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Most here are just thankful for his retirement. That said his foot is more than halfway out the door.

Bmore on June 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Or was there never a note, these people originally told the truth and are now lying on Fox News because they’re being paid by a PR firm associated with a Fox News contributor?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I hope you have the decency to zip Obama back up when you’re done.

307wolverine on June 4, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Funny thing about that, Saxby…the Boss Emeritus knew about the note back in July 2009…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Now, somebody close to the people searching for Bergdahl has repeated this assertion saying that the soldier left “a note behind that said he was going to the mountains to find himself.

Also funny thing that the note, as described in 2009, said nothing that would imply he wanted to desert and join the enemy. Isn’t that was Fox News was saying yesterday?

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Then let’s see the investigation, NotCoach, and explain why they think they need another investigation.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Yes, lets. Why wasn’t it included in the intel report? Do you know why, pedophile?

So glad you think it’s fine for your side to besmirch Bergdahl as a traitor, collaborator and deserter by the way (when, at best, the investigation in 2010 only apparently concluded he deserted or left the base unauthorized) yet goes ballistic when I suggest that these other soldiers may not have been totally truthful.

You said they are being paid to lie. But being a paid pedophile yourself I guess you would know all about that. However, they knew he deserted five years ago, and the Pentagon confirmed four years ago. How does that jibe with your assertions, pedophile?

Pot, meet kettle.

What is that? Pedophile code speak?

NotCoach on June 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

let’s not jump to conclusions about whether he was a deserter (which, as I understand it, required him to have intended to permanently leave) or whether he collaborated, etc. without having better facts.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Packaged up his uniform, all associated military garb, sought maximum cash-advance, wrote notes/letters denouncing his citizenship and condemning the USA (his employer) and his job (in the military, deployed to Afghanistan)…

what more is needed to establish Bergdahl’s INTENT “to permanently leave”…and as to “collaboration,” he also included in written statement that his loyalties, sympathy, goals for future, were associated with militarily-declared enemy.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Heads will roll on this one….who am I kidding.

Was it in the file and taken out, or not even put in? Time will tell./

Patriot Vet on June 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

That’s an issue with classified files. People cleared get to look but not make copies or notes usually. The Pentagon can do whatever they want to the file after the fact and no one will be the wiser except them.

I suspect the classified file that Congress got to see was sanitized before and after they were allowed to view it. statements from his ship mates were most likely not there as they would have been listed as hearsay. Not sure how they could not include the note he left though.

Johnnyreb on June 4, 2014 at 4:12 PM

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