National Journal's Ron Fournier said on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday the Obama administration got caught trying to “BS” the American people on the Bergdahl-Taliban swap and his desertion charge proved the decision to exchange the soldier for terrorists was a bad idea.

Previous administration attempts to portray Bergdahl in a positive light were just further examples of the White House trying to garner favor with Americans, Fournier said.

"They really thought if they brought [Bergdahl’s parents] into the Rose Garden they could play him up like a hero and they thought it would help the president's popularity," the National Journal editor explained.

“You can't BS the American people...and they were caught trying to BS the American public." Fournier added.

If convicted, Bergdahl could face life in prison.