WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and administration officials say fears that the Taliban might kill American soldier Bowe Bergdahl led the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal to swap the Army sergeant for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

But the officials say there was no overt threat.

Meanwhile, the Taliban say they treated Bergdahl well during the five years they held him, giving him fresh fruit and allowing him to play soccer with them.

Bergdahl was freed Saturday and sent to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

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