(ABC News) The new lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former Taliban prisoner is "deeply grateful" to President Obama for his freedom.
"He believes President Obama saved his life," attorney Eugene Fidell told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on "World News With Diane Sawyer".
Fidell, who teaches military law at Yale, said that he's been tasked with leading Bergdahl's legal team as the Army investigates the circumstances of Bergdahl's disappearance from his Afghan outpost and his capture by the Taliban in 2009. Military sources previously told ABC News Bergdahl may have simply walked off the Army base of his own volition, echoing the findings of an internal investigation completed in 2009, according to defense officials.
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