“The fact that they had to come up with a new excuse today that they thought he might be killed,” he said on Thursday’s Special Report. “Why would you say that the fourth or fifth day after all this — ‘Oh, by the way, we remembered there’s another reason’ — tells you how much they are reaching, and how little you can really believe.”

While surely part of the reasoning behind the exchange was to bring an American home, Krauthammer found the lack of credibility and secrecy of the Obama administration suspicious, noting that there has been “infinitely less information from our own government” about Bergdahl’s health than from the Taliban. “If this goes on any longer, I think we’re going to have to imagine that perhaps there might be some witness tampering happening,” he said.