Three cheers for President Trump, the first President to stick for our troops who are in a war and kill the enemy, then get charged for war crimes??? Obama was a Communist Muslim, and always put the Muslims before our soldiers who were getting killed because of his orders to make sure the Muslims had it over our troops and the would get killed or maimed first. Good for President Trump, keep up the good work our troops over the enemy, the Muslims. Dauntless
Trump to Restore SEAL Gallagher’s
Rank, Dismiss Soldiers’ War Crimes Charges: Report
In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
President Donald Trump will intervene in the cases against three troops who were accused of war crimes by dismissing charges against two soldiers and restoring the rank of a Navy SEAL, Fox News reported Monday.
Lorance, a former platoon commander, is serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after he was convicted of murdering two men in Afghanistan and attempting to kill a third. Golsteyn is facing a court-martial after admitting to killing a suspected bomb maker in Afghanistan in 2010. The men were unarmed at the times of their deaths.
The president is also expected to restore Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s rank to chief petty officer, according to Fox. That would reverse a decision made by the Navy‘s top officer last week that would see Gallagher retiring at the E-6 paygrade.
Gallagher was recently found guilty of posing for a photo with a war casualty. He had also been accused of killing an unarmed Islamic State fighter and Iraqi civilians, but was found not guilty of those charges.
Fox reported that Trump is expected to act on the three cases within a week.
“This president recognizes the injustice of you train someone to go fight and kill the enemy, then they go kill the enemy in the way someone doesn’t like, and we put them in jail or throw the book at them,” Pete Hegseth, host of “Fox and Friends,” said when announcing the development. “… With Veterans Daycoming up, action is imminent at the president’s level — I can confirm that.”
Defense officials referred questions about the cases to the White House. White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tim Parlatore, who represents Gallagher, said Trump restoring his client’s rank to chief shows leadership.
“That’s what we want a commander in chief to do: To pay attention to what’s going on in the military and [take action] when they see an injustice,” Parlatore told Military.com. “As much as everyone wants to say he shouldn’t interfere, his title is commander in chief. … He does have an obligation to make sure things are running correctly.”