'This Week': New Details of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Captivity

ABC News' Martha Raddatz brings us the latest on the growing controversy surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release
3:06 | 06/08/14

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Transcript for 'This Week': New Details of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Captivity
Now to the firestorm over Bowe bergdahl, the FBI is being called in to handle the growing backlash against his release. We have new details about how he's doing right now, what he went through during nearly five years of captivity. ABC's Martha Raddatz is here with the latest. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, George. Bowe bergdahl is doing remarkable well physically, but he's now telling staff at the hospital in Germany that he spent time in a cage and he's still not ready to cope with a family reunion. It was after an escaped attempt that bergdahl was kept in a small metal cage in the dark. According to a senior official. But his physical recovery is going well. The "New York times" saying he has problems only with his skin and gums. Yet a senior official says the 28-year-old soldier is not yet mentally prepared to see his parents and he has no idea the firestorm his release has created. It's hard to believe that just over a week ago, Bowe bergdahl's parents were celebrating, this morning there have been threats against the family's lives. So serious, the FBI has been called in. One said -- the ugly turn of events happened quickly for a variety of reasons. First, the circumstances of his capture, this week, we learned the results of an army investigation done at the time of bergdahl's disappearance. It backs up what some fellow soldiers have said, that bergdahl walked away from his base willingly. He was not forcefully taken off the base. He left on his own accord. Reporter: Then the swap. The trade provoking sharp criticism and even jokes from republican senator Rand Paul. Mr. President, you love to trade people. Why don't we set up a trade, but this time instead of five Taliban, how about five democrats? I'm thinking John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi -- couldn't we send them to Mexico. Reporter: Finally, there's the deal how it was handled politically. The startling comments from national security adviser on civil rights to George right here on "This week." The administration is still defending those comments. Saying rice was talking about bergdahl's service before he walked away from the base. But he was in less than a year and he did nothing that stood out. We have learned that bergdahl does not to be called sergeant. He was promoted automatically during his captivity, he's telling staff he did not earn it. And George, it's still not clear when he'll be back to the united States. But he won't directly home. He'll go to an army medical center in Texas. Yes, they're taking it step by step. He's showing great self-awareness there. Yes. Okay, Martha, thanks. Now, let's get the latest on those five Taliban leaders that

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