The colonel hearing the court martial of Bowe Bergdahl will not dismiss the charges against the young sergeant. He agreed the comments by then Candidate Trump were troubling. But, he would not agree they were so pervasive and unfair as to saturate the community and cause prejudice. See CNN news report. The lawyer for SGT Bergdahl will appeal.
All I can say is the defense has a pretty good appeal issue now or later. Candidate Trump’s comments were very unwise. He repeatedly referred to SGT Bergdahl as a traitor during his campaign.