Bowe Bergdahl Recalls Leaving His Post: 'I Wanted to Prove I Was Jason Bourne'

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is speaking out for the first time in the NPR podcast, Serial.

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He talked about the night he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban.

“I'm going: 'Good grief, I’m in over my head.' Suddenly, it really starts to sink in that I really did something bad. Or, not bad, but I really did something serious,” he said.

Bergdahl compared himself to movie spy Jason Bourne, claiming he walked away to warn high-level Army commanders about problems within his platoon.

“Doing what I did was me saying I am like, I don't know, Jason Bourne. All those guys out there who go to the movies and watch those movies, they all want to be that, but I wanted to prove that I was that," he said.

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Bergdahl's actions have drawn ire from many, including presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who constantly refers to Bergdahl a “traitor” in his campaign speeches.

INSIDE EDITION spoke to Bergdahl's lawyer Eugene R. Fidell who called Trump "the defamer-in-chief" and displayed every time Trump has defamed his client. 

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