Judge Nap: American People Need to Know Obama's Role in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could face a potential life sentence after he pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Bergdahl was captured and held by the Taliban after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. After five years, the Taliban released Bergdahl in a prisoner swap for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
His punishment will be decided by a judge at a hearing starting October 23.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said he's "furious" that this isn't going to trial, because there are so many aspects about this case that the American people have the right to know about.
On "Fox & Friends," Napolitano explained that the defense was prepared to call former President Barack Obama as its first witness.
He listed questions the defense could ask Obama: "What was the reason for which you made the trade? Isn't it true you called my client a hero? What was the basis for your claim of heroism?"
"The American people need to know of the involvement of the former president of the United States in this case," Napolitano said, pointing out that many are questioning why a low-ranking officer was exchanged for five senior Taliban leaders.
"The wrongness here is the absence of transparency and the questions to which the American public will never have answered," he said.