The despicable right-wing attacks on former POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his family have escalated to a disturbing new level. The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI, along with state and local authorities, is investigating threats against the Bergdahls. FBI spokesman William Facer of the Salt Lake City division issued a statement on Saturday:
[box type=”shadow”]”The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously.”[/box]
Facer supplied no further details about the attack. The family lives in Hailey, Idaho which on Wednesday, canceled plans for a welcome home celebration because of security concerns. The small town of 8,000 has been inundated with hate mail and angry phone calls since the right-wing has declared war on the family since Bergdahl was released after being held captive for five years by the Taliban. His release has been controversial because President Obama agreed to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl.
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