Below is from FNC’s Chad Pergram:
Urgent: Durbin on Bergdahl video: “He looked either drugged or sick or tired. But he did not look like a well person.”
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Off-cam with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) after classified Senate-wide briefing on prisoner transfer and Bowe Bergdahl.
Durbin says they showed a “Proof of Life” video which the US demanded be made to show that Bergdahl was alive before it entered into negotiations to secure Bergdahl’s release.
Durbin:He looked either drugged or sick or tired. But he did not look like a well person.
They went into great details about how this was all unfolding very quickly…this is not an easy call.
* Durbin says that Bergdahl’s health was one of the reasons they moved so expeditiously. Also, the opportunity to bring him home was closing.
We learned a lot more than we knew going in.
* Durbin also says some of what was reported in the press has not been accurate.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill