in the vicinityVideoWar crime the case of the Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher advanced to SEAL Team 6 before the trial
President Trump on Saturday announced that the Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who is accused of war crimes in Iraq, will be moved to “less restrictive inclusion’ — apparently in response to a push by Republican lawmakers, for Gallagher.
To be “in honor of his past service for our country, a Navy Seal, #Eddie Gallagher to less restrictive confinement soon be moved, while he waits for his day in court. Process should move quickly!” Trump tweeted.
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Gallagher intentional homicide and serious bodily injury charges, the alleged killing of a wounded ISIS prisoners and alleged cases of him is confronted intentionally sniper rounds to fire on civilians.
He spent six months in prison on the Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar, California. He is not expected to be until the start of his war crimes trial at the 28.
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Trump’s tweet comes amid a growing push from Republican lawmakers for better treatment for Gallagher. Trump referred to Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S. C., appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Friday, where he say repeatedly these calls — that is, “you have him with a rapist, have him with pedophiles.”
“This man spent 20 years of his life, he spent 15 of them as a SEAL, he came to serve voluntarily, in this country in overseas, not once, not twice, but eight times, and the least you can do is, you have to have him in solitary, when you need it and leave it…medical treatment, leaving him in a proper legal defense team,” said Norman.
Norman’s comments come after Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who lost the sight in his right eye after a blow of an IED explosion in Afghanistan, and 17 other house Republicans sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy this month, to bear in mind that Gallagher has received, limited access to food, medical care and its legal team.
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“Chief Gallagher is a highly decorated U.S. armed forces, like all service members, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, while you wait for court-martial,” the Republicans wrote in their letter to Richard Spencer.
“We have received reports that Chief Gallagher’s access to legal assistance and access to food and medical care can be limited,” they added. “As a result, we ask that you check the Navy guidelines for pretrial confinement for Chief Gallagher and other members of the service, to comply with the Uniform Code of Military justice.”
Fox News Greg Norman contributed to this report.