Bill O'Reilly and Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer reported tonight on Fox News on a 2009 NCIS report on Bowe Bergdahl's alleged attempts to go "over to the other side" :
"In 2009, the Naval Criminal Investigative Agency (NCIS) filed a report on Bergdahl's activities in Afghanistan. The NCIS, considered the military's best investigative agency, became involved in the case once Bergdahl went missing on June 30th of that year, 2009. The NCIS report cited some very disturbing information," reported O'Reilly before welcoming Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer.
"The headline is, this is what's behind the Article 99 misbehavior charge [which Bergdahl faces]," said Shaffer. "Essentially there is clear evidence that he was 'going over to the other side,' and he had a deliberate plan. There is two different strings here, Bill, that go off. First, one of the strings says he was going to go off to Uzbekistan. He had made contacts with the local Afghans and wanted to be moved to Uzbekistan and then made contact with the Russians because he wanted to talk to Russian organized crime. The other thread says that he did move out with a purpose, he had Afghan contacts, and he was actually trying to offer himself up to the Taliban. Both are very severe. And let me be very clear. This came from the NCIS doing computer forensics on his computer, through both detailed debriefings of his platoon mates and as well as going outside the wire. And God bless NCIS, went outside the wire, tracked down the Afghans he had contact with. So those three sources."