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  • Eddie Gallagher - Lengthy Interview about everything

    02/13/2020 5:15:21 AM PST · by srmanuel · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/13/20 | Eddie Gallagher
    If you are interested in podcasts I would recommend Mike Ritland a former Navy Seal. He just released a lengthy podcast with former Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher. The podcast covers everything from Eddie Gallagher's early childhood, the enlisting the military and the rest of his military career, which included 8 combat deployments. He also goes into details of his arrest and trial for war crimes. He names names and discusses his plans for the future. Give it look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZqQjYqR96E
  • Navy Brass at the Pentagon is Openly Defying the President

    11/24/2019 4:58:43 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 52 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    There only one solution to this, and that his the firings of these men. – The New York Times reported on Saturday that both the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, and the Admiral serving as Commander of the Navy Seals, Collin Green, are in open defiance of their Commander-in-Chief, whose name is Donald J. Trump. If the story is true – which, of course, is always a pure crap shoot when it comes from the news fakers at the New York Times – then there really is only one possible proper outcome here, and that is for both men...
  • Gen. Anthony Tata: Trump was right, fired Navy secretary was wrong on Eddie Gallagher case

    11/30/2019 8:13:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2019 | Gen. Anthony J. Tata
    Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencers outburst at President Trump in a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday, calling the presidents handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallaghers case a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review is in and of itself shocking and unprecedented in several ways. Spencer wrote: The president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices. In reality, Spencer is the man who bypassed the chain of command by cutting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper out of his...
  • Eddie Gallagher's Family Speaks Out: We Will Vote for Those Who 'Actually Support Our Warfighters'

    11/27/2019 1:40:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    In an op-ed published by the Military Times, Sean Gallagher, brother of Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher, blasted politicians and military leaders who say President Trump's interventions in preventing more punitive action against his brother were wrong. Gallagher criticized "military attorneys, indignant Pentagon officials and your typical Washington establishment types" for being hypocritical when it came to good order and discipline. "Their views were mainly the same. The presidents actions were a moral hazard ! What message will it send our troops? What of good order and discipline? I have one question for these people: Where in the hell were...
  • Fired Navy Sec. Spencer Attacks President Trump in Interview on Pentagon Steps (Video)

    11/26/2019 4:19:03 AM PST · by servo1969 · 130 replies
    GP ^ | 11-25-2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Fired Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer lashed out at President Trump in an interview with CBS News on the steps of the Pentagon Monday evening. Spencer, who mutinied against Trump over his order to not kick Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher out of the Navy SEALs, also attacked Trump in his letter acknowledging his firing this past weekend over the Gallagher case. Spencer said of Trump, “What message does that send to the troops? That you can get away with this? We have to have good order and discipline. It is the backbone of what we do. I don’t...
  • Eddie Gallagher controversy: Esper fires Navy secretary amid Navy SEAL case, Pentagon says

    11/24/2019 2:48:33 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly, Vandana Rambaran
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who posed for a photo next to an Islamic State terrorist's corpse in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher," Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement Sunday. Controversy continued to swirl around whether...
  • Pentagon chief asks for Navy secretarys resignation over private proposal in Navy SEALs case

    11/24/2019 2:10:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 24, 2019 at 1:46 p.m. PST | Ashley Parker, Dan Lamothe
    Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asked for the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Sunday after losing confidence in him over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, the Pentagon said. Spencers resignation came in the wake of the controversial case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes on a 2017 deployment. He was acquitted of murder but convicted in July of posing with the corpse of a captive. Esper asked for Spencers resignation after learning that he had privately proposed to...
  • U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump

    11/24/2019 7:09:59 AM PST · by Pollard · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2019 | Steve Scherer
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy Secretary said on Saturday he did not threaten to resign amid a disagreement with President Donald Trump over whether a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers who may oust him from the elite force. There seem to be rumors out there that I threatened to resign. I have not threatened to resign, Richard Spencer told reporters at a security conference in Halifax. The New York Times reported earlier on Saturday that Spencer had threatened to quit if Trump subverted the process. Spencer said Special Operations Chief...
  • Navy secretary threatened to resign over Trump's request, but not top SEAL commander: officials [NO]

    11/23/2019 4:26:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2019 | Morgan Phillips, Lucas Tomlinson
    [Headline not true according to article] Navy Secretary Richard Spencer threatened to resign if the Navy was not allowed to go through with an administrative review board next month to determine if Eddie Gallagher could remain a SEAL, multiple Navy officials confirmed to Fox News. Earlier Saturday, The New York Times reported that along with Spencer, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Commander Rear Adm. Collin Green also threatened to resign if the Navy carries out the request of President Trump to restore Gallaghers rank to chief petty officer after he was demoted last summer. Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering...
  • Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

    11/23/2019 3:43:01 PM PST · by libstripper · 68 replies
    NYT, via MSN ^ | Nov. 23, 2019 | Maggie Haberman, Helene Cooper, David Phillips
    The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.
  • Navy secretary DEFIES Trump...(truncated)

    11/23/2019 8:47:19 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 Nov 2019 | Ariel Zilber
    Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled. 'I believe the process matters for good order and discipline,' Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation between Trump and senior Navy officials over the outcome of a high-profile war-crimes case.... ...The Navy responded with a statement saying it would follow 'lawful orders' from the president to halt the review but was awaiting further guidance, suggesting his Twitter post was...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection

    11/22/2019 3:03:10 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 22, 2019 | Steve Scherer
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled. "I believe the process matters for good order and discipline," Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation between Trump and senior Navy officials over the outcome of a high-profile war-crimes case.
  • Trump declares Navy will not take away Eddie Gallagher's SEAL Trident, as attorney blasts admiral

    11/21/2019 7:32:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2019 | Nick Givas
    The attorney for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday that the Navy is trying to humiliate his client by potentially taking away his SEAL Trident, as President Trump reaffirmed his support for the embattled soldier. "This is an action that they could have taken at any time from July right after the verdict, until today," his lawyer Tim Parlatore said. "President Trump takes action on a Friday afternoon Monday morning, the admiral [Adm. Collin Green] comes in and brings everybody together and says 'I disagree with the president, we're going to take his Trident.'" "This...
  • Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

    11/20/2019 2:19:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2019 | Julie Watson and Lolita Baldor
    An attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant contended Wednesday that Navy leaders are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for President Donald Trumps decision last week to restore his rank. Rear Adm. Collin Green made his intentions clear at a staff meeting Monday that he wants to remove Special Warfare Operations Chief Edward Gallaghers Trident pin, which designates him as a SEAL, attorney Timothy Parlatore said. Green is the Naval Special Warfare commander. What Im hearing is that the rear admiral said very disparaging comments about the president...
  • Top Navy SEAL sends Eddie Gallagher's case to review board

    11/19/2019 3:42:20 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 130 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/19/19 | David Martin
    In what will undoubtedly be interpreted by many as an act of defiance against President Trump, the top Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Collin Green, will notify Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and three other officers that their case is being sent to a review board which could end in their expulsion from the SEALS. "This is a review of their suitability to be a SEAL," a Navy Officer said. The action would come less than a week after Mr. Trump intervened in the military justice case against Gallagher by ordering him restored to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, despite his...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (Gallagher & Executive Clemency military for Golsteyn, Lorance)

    11/15/2019 9:34:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/15/19 | Whitehouse
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him. In early July 2012, only days after Lieutenant Lorance had taken command of his platoon in one of the most dangerous battle zones in Afghanistan, a motorcycle with three...
  • White House and Pentagon prepare for Trump to issue pardons in war-crimes cases, officials say

    11/15/2019 1:45:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Nov 14, 2019 | By DAN LAMOTHE AND JOSH DAWSEY
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is expected to intervene in three military justice cases involving service members charged with war crimes any day, issuing pardons or otherwise clearing them of wrongdoing and preventing the U.S. military from bringing the same charges again, three U.S. officials said Thursday. White House and Pentagon officials have been working out the details for days, said the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue. The details were not all clear, but the move is expected to involve executive clemency, in which Trump can pardon someone or shorten a...
  • Trump restores Navy SEAL Gallagher to rank of chief again

    11/04/2019 5:46:31 PM PST · by JayGalt · 91 replies
    Popular Military.com ^ | 11/4/2019 | Military News
    President Donald J. Trump has decided to restore convicted SEAL Edward Gallaghers pay grade to chief petty officer, overriding a decision last week by the Navys top admiral, Fox News reports This president recognizes the injustice of it, Pete Hegseth said during Fox and Friends after speaking with the president. You train someone to go fight and kill the enemy. Then they go kill the enemy the way someone doesnt like, and then we put them in jail or we throw the book at them..
  • Fox News: Trump To Restore Navy SEAL Eddie Gallaghers Rank To Chief

    11/04/2019 1:31:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Fox News host Pete Hegseth said President Trump is expected to make an announcement in the next week about restoring the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Hegseth said on Fox & Friends Monday morning that he learned the news during a conversation with Trump over the weekend, and the actions by the president are expected to come before Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Fox News reported. It doesnt have to be a pardon or a commutation, Hegseth said. It could be, but pardons and commutations imply guilt, that youve done something wrong and you need to be forgiven for that....
  • Navy drops charges against SEAL Edward Gallagher's platoon leader, orders JAG review

    08/02/2019 12:55:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    The Navy has dismissed charges against Navy SEAL Edward Gallaghers platoon leader and ordered a review of its justice system. Lt. Jacob Portier was charged with covering up war crimes in connection with the Gallagher prosecution and faced trial in September. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson today dismissed all charges in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier, a Navy statement said Thursday, according to the San Diego News-Tribune. Richardson took this action in the best interest of justice and the Navy. Richardson also ordered a review of the Navys Judge Advocate General Corps, which prosecuted Gallagher and Portier....