"He cryptically made some comments about selective prosecution and how that didn't play any factor. Do I think it may have? Sure. But I think there was enough mitigation that the judge was able to depart from the sentencing guidelines [on that basis alone]," Rinckey says.
"His [Sgt. Bergdahl's] behavior was very odd. Most people don't throw down their equipment and just walk out into mountains of Afghanistan and join the Taliban," he said. "Something is not right with this guy."