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Vern Buchanan doesn’t want Obama to pardon Bowe Berghdahl

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Vern Buchanan is urging President Obama in his last weeks in office not to pardon Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, saying the search for Bergdahl may have led to the deaths of several American soldiers. White House and Justice Department officials say Bergdahl has submitted the clemency request. If granted, it would allow him to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for next April. Bergdahl faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. “It has been seven years since Sgt. Bergdahl chose to abandon his fellow…

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