Top Navy SEAL defies Donald Trump's grace and sends the Eddie Gallagher case to the military council
Top Navy SEAL Officer DEFIES Donald Trump's grace for Eddie Gallagher and sending his case for military council for review that could lead to his deportation from the force
- Top Navy SEAL Admiral Collin Green sends the case of Eddie Gallagher to a military assessment board that could lead to his removal from the SEAL & # 39; s
- He also directs the case of three other officers who served at Gallager
- & # 39; This is an assessment of their suitability to be a SEAL & # 39 ;, says a naval source
- The action is in conflict with the pardon of President Donald Trump last week, in which he canceled the relegation of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher
- Trump & # 39; s grace has received a severe backlash on international humanitarian law
- Gallager was accused of shooting civilians in Iraq and killing a captured enemy hunter with a hunting knife during his deployment in 2017
- He was acquitted in July 2019 of charges for murder, but sentenced to take a photo with a corpse and relegated to petty officer First Class
A top Navy SEAL officer defies President Donald Trump from Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher by sending his controversial case to a military assessment board, which could lead to his ultimate expulsion from the SEAL's.
On November 15, Trump reversed the relegation of Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who acquitted him from murder this summer, and restored his title of Chief Petty Officer. The president has also granted two other officers for war crimes.
Trump & # 39; s award of executive leniency has been fiercely criticized for violations of international humanitarian law.
Despite the supreme commander's honor, rear Admiral Collin Green, the head of the Navy Special Warfare Command, takes the case for a military administration.
& # 39; This is an assessment of their suitability to be a STAMP, & # 39; said an unnamed navy officer CBS News, adding the assessment has the support of both the Secretary of the Navy and the Head of Navy Operations.
Top Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Collin Green (left) sends the case of Eddie Gallagher (right) to a military assessment board that could lead to his removal from the SEAL & # 39; s
On November 15, Trump returned the relegation of Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder this summer. Despite Trump's act of grace for Gallagher, Green sends the officer case for a military administration for review
The officer said that this is an administrative action that is not influenced by Trump's grace last week.
Not only will Gallagher be presented for review, but also Gallagher & platoon members lieutenant commander Robert Breisch, the force commander; Lieutenant Jacob Portier, the responsible platoon officer; and Lieutenant Thomas MacNeil, the responsible officer of the platoon.
While the President stated that his decision was an act of grace, he was fiercely criticized and the UN condemned his actions as a & # 39; alarming signal & # 39; for armed forces worldwide.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, tweeted that without proof that innocence demonstrates injustice, the pardon pardon … signals our troops and committed that we do not take the law of armed conflict seriously. & # 39 ; He called it a & # 39; waiver of moral responsibility & # 39 ;.
Gallagher (above) was faced with court martial specifications for shooting civilians in Iraq, killing a captured enemy hunter with a hunting knife and threatening to kill fellow SEALS if they reported him during his deployment in 2017 while serving as Chief Petty Officer of a platoon. He was acquitted of all charges in July by a military jury, except for a small count of discrediting the armed forces for posing for a photo of the body of the prisoner he allegedly killed
Trump reversed the relegation of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher (pictured with his family from a social media message made Friday)
A statement from Gallagher was posted on social media and thanked the president. & # 39; There are no words to describe how grateful my family and I are to our president – Donald J Trump for his intervention and decision & # 39 ;, the message reads
Gallagher was confronted with court martial specifications for shooting civilians in Iraq, killing a captured enemy hunter with a hunting knife and threatened to kill SEALS if they reported him during his deployment in 2017. He was then Chief Petty Officer who was a platoon led.
He was acquitted of all charges in July by a military jury, except for a small count of discrediting the armed forces for posing for a photo with the corpse of the prisoner he was accused of slaughtering.
For his crime, he was relegated to first-class non-commissioned officer and four months in prison, but was released for time pending trial.
Trump, who had previously intervened in the Gallagher case, restored his Chief Petty Officer title.
After the pardon, Gallagher shared a message on social media by thanking the President: & # 39; There are no words to describe how grateful my family and I are to our President – Donald J Trump for his intervention and decision. & # 39 ;
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