The former U.S. Army soldier pleaded guilty to desertion after he left his post and was captured in Afghanistan and tortured by the Taliban.
The U.S. military announced Wednesday that it has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering his unit. Army officials said they were referring the case to a preliminary hearing.
A Fort Bragg military judge on Friday sentenced the U.S. soldier to a dishonorable discharge, fined him $10,000 and reduced his rank from sergeant to private.
The soldier pleaded guilty last month.
During last year’s presidential campaign, Trump called Bergdahl “a no-good traitor who should have been executed."
Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Oct. 16 to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.