A defense lawyer for former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sent a letter to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenate committee moving forward with Russia hacking probe Trump must re-engage Africa to halt Chinese inroads Voter fraud allegations reignite squabble MORE on Saturday requesting to interview him over derogatory remarks the White House hopeful made about the soldier during campaign rallies.
"Based on your personal knowledge of matters that are relevant to Sergeant Bergdahl's right to a fair trial, this interview will help us determine whether to seek a deposition order under Rule for Court-Martial 702 or your personal appearance as a witness at an Article 39(a) session of the court-martial," said the letter by Franklin D. Rosenblatt.
The soldier's lawyers have argued that Trump's repeated derogatory statements about Bergdahl are affecting his right to a fair trial.
Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by the Taliban and was released in a prisoner swap in May 2014. He is being charged with desertion and misbehavior in front of the enemy – essentially, endangering his unit – in a military trial.