Defense lawyers played video in which Trump called Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban and its allies for five years, a 'no-good traitor.'
If granted, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April. He faces charges carrying a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Bergdahl's defense has lashed out at Trump in the past for remarks such as one at a rally last October, in which he called Bergdahl a "traitor."
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion is facing court martial for abandoning post while serving in Afghanistan.
The popular podcast "Serial" launched its second season Thursday, shining a spotlight on the mysterious disappearance of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Bergdahl’s attorney told NBC News that he’s hopeful "Serial" would quiet some of the soldier’s critics and detractors — including Donald Trump.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl hoped the search would create a "PR event" that might get a general to listen to him, the investigator said.
A hearing to decide if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face a military trial for leaving his post in Afghanistan began Thursday.
At a town hall in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a "dirty, rotten traitor" and appeared to pantomime his execution.
Army officials seek to tamp down "false reports" about Bergdahl, charged with desertion after he left his post and was held captive by the Taliban.
U.S. officials are working with Qatar to keep five senior members of the Taliban under some form of government control, monitoring or travel ban .
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison if convicted of endangering fellow soldiers by leaving his post in Pakistan in 2009.
At least one of five prisoners exchanged for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl has tried to reestablish contacts with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Bergdahl, an Army sergeant, disappeared in Afghanistan and was held prisoner for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange in May.
Afghanistan's intelligence service said it captured two key members of the Haqqani network, the Taliban-linked group that had kidnapped U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
The freed captive's lawyer said he had been through a "near-death experience."
Bergdahl answered all of Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl's questions during the eight-hour interview in Texas, his attorney said.
The general investigating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance five years ago is probably gathering a simple base of information for further questions.
The lawyer for Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent five years in captivity by the Taliban, released rare photographs of Bergdahl on Tuesday.
The inquiry has no set timetable, according to an Army spokeswoman, and will go for as long as Bowe Bergdahl is willing to talk.
Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a prison of the Taliban, will meet with Army investigators on Wednesday to discuss his 2009 disappearance.
Eugene R. Fidell will represent the sergeant while the Army completes an investigation into whether he deserted in 2009.
Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that he will represent Bergdahl.
Second Lt. Darryn Andrews' family believes he was killed while searching for Bergdahl after he disappeared and was captured by Taliban.
Bergdahl will probably be assigned a desk job while the Army investigates his 2009 disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan.
Tweets posted late Wednesday that accompany the photo claim the former prisoner of war was treated well during his five years in Taliban hands.
Bergdahl will be sent to another military station, though Army officials have said they don’t yet know where.
But anything the freed soldier says during his reintegration could be used against him.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is continuing psychological and medical treatment on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Army officials say the former Taliban captive is gradually being exposed to media coverage.
The man leading the Army's investigation into Bergdahl's disappearance and capture is a decorated officer who spent two tours in Afghanistan himself.
Some of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's fellow soldiers have called the former detainee a deserter.
Bergdahl was released on May 31 in exchange for five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility.
Army officials say the freed soldier will determine when he sees his parents for the first time in five years.
The former prisoner of the Taliban is taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio after arriving from Germany where he had been treated.
Two senior defense officials say the freed Taliban prisoner will arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio sometime after midnight.
Bergdahl was given an unspecified discharge after 26 days, a Coast Guard official said.
“I would never sign any document or make any agreement, agree to any decision, that I did not feel was in the best interests of this country.”
The House Armed Services Committee will question the defense secretary on Wednesday.
"There is not any doubt in my mind, there are going to be costs – of lost lives - associated with what came out of this," House Speaker says
A meeting between Obama administration officials and members of the House on Monday did little to tamper Republican criticisms of prisoner swap.
Thirty-four percent say it was the right move.
The release of five Taliban commanders in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl has prompted critics to charge that those released could return to battle.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States” — but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally.”
"Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” a Taliban commander told NBC News.
Soldier freed after years in Taliban captivity is getting medical treatment, and being debriefed by intelligence and assessed by psychologists.
The freed Taliban captive will have to compete for his next promotion like all other sergeants in the Army.
The AP wrote that the White House did not notify senators of the prisoner swap because the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the news was leaked
“Our people at the time couldn’t understand his language, but it was after he was shifted to a safe location, he said he wasn’t happy with his countrymen,” one of the commanders said.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's condition was described as stable.
"I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents," Obama told a press conference. "This is somebody's child."
The logs appear to show that Taliban militants were willing to trade Bergdahl for cash and the freedom of 15 jailed Taliban.
Top-ranking defense and intelligence officials held the closed-door meeting as the White House faces withering criticism from Capitol Hill.
Cancellation follows controversy over how the Army sergeant wound up as a Taliban captive.
The 17-minute video shows a clean-shaven Bergdahl, dressed in white, sitting in a silver pick-up truck prior to his release.
Pfc. Matthew Martinek was reportedly searching for Bowe Bergdahl when he was killed. His brother says the freed sergeant "deserves to be home."
Bowe Bergahl is caught in a pitched national debate over whether five Taliban militants were too much to swap for a troubled dreamer from Idaho.
In Hailey, Idaho, the hometown of freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the joy at his release has turned for some into shock and fear — the fear of picking up the phone.
But the expert says the military, in announcing an inquiry into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, could just be buying time.
Two top lawmakers in the Senate said Tuesday that the Obama administration broke the law by not informing Congress before the prisoner exchange.
The road home may be long and hard for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as he undergoes "reintegration."
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday called for Congressional hearings into the circumstances surrounding the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Obama acknowledged that freed Taliban fighters could potentially engage in future activities that would threaten U.S. security but said he was confident the U.S. could go after them if that happens.
Five Taliban militants freed in exchange for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl will not be kept in jail in Qatar, a source said.
Questions swirled about Bergdahl's disappearance soon after his capture in 2009.
A former Army medic says he knows of two soldiers killed during the mission to find Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
The soldier remains in Germany, and the Pentagon will say little about him or his 2009 disappearance. Here's what what we do know.
Hillary Clinton gave a cautious defense of the "tough" decision to swap captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
The Taliban are celebrating the release of their five commanders who were swapped in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl after 12 years in Guantanamo Bay.
The journalist, Sean Smith of the British newspaper The Guardian, was with the soldier in Afghanistan in 2009, days before he vanished.
The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan has reignited questions from some over his original disappearance.
"Highly capable military health care providers will evaluate his condition, begin any necessary medical care and assist in his recovery process."
Doctors at an American military hospital in Germany say they are paying special attention to Bergdahl’s diet.
Statement released by the Afghan government calls the deal to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a "violation of previous agreements."
By the time Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl landed in Germany, Republican lawmakers in Washington were excoriating the deal that secured his freedom.
Hometown pride and joy is at a high in Hailey, Idaho, now that their son is coming home.
The parents of American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl said that they love him and that he will need time to readjust.
After five detainees were swapped for the a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, the Taliban leader Mullah Omar called the trade a “victory.”
The operation to move quickly was "essentially to save [Bergdahl's] life," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
U.S. soldier was turned over by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan to U.S. Special Forces Saturday evening in exchange for five Taliban prisoners.
The fighters who held a U.S. Army sergeant captive for five years and used him for propaganda videos claim prisoner left with 'good memories'
“While Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten by his parents who thought about him and prayed for him every day,” President Obama said.
The five detainees transferred are in the custody of Qatari authorities and "will be subject to restrictions on their movement and activities," an official said.
Residents of an Idaho town renamed the annual June 28 event "Bring Bowe Back" to"Bowe is Back" upon news of his release from Afghanistan.
Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier captured and held captive in Afghanistan, is back in the hands of the U.S. military, the officials told NBC News.