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  • Trump Orders Navy to Rescind Medals Given to SEAL Eddie Gallagher's Prosecutors

    07/31/2019 4:01:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies ^ | July 31, 2019 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Following reports that the military prosecutors of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher are receiving Navy Achievement Medals -- despite failing to secure a conviction for Gallagher on murder charges -- President Donald Trump is stepping into the fray. On Tuesday afternoon, Trump took to Twitter, calling the medal awards "ridiculous" and demanding that they be rescinded. "Not only did [the prosecutors] lose the case, they had difficulty with respect to information that may have been obtained from opposing lawyers and for giving immunity in a totally incompetent fashion," Trump tweeted."I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief...
  • The jury finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes —

    07/02/2019 2:30:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    Jury finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes
  • Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

    06/30/2019 11:59:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2019 | Julie Watson, AP
    The WhatsApp group would eventually lead to formal allegations that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher fatally stabbed a wounded Islamic State captive in his care and shot civilians in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. A jury of mostly combat Marines will ultimately decide the fate of the 19-year-veteran and Bronze Star recipient charged with murder, attempted murder and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline for posing with the corpse for photographs. No matter the outcome, the court-martial at Naval Base San Diego has provided a rare view into the insular Navy SEAL...
  • Prosecution Suffers Massive Blows in Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Trial

    06/22/2019 12:00:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 June 2019 | Kristina Wong
    The trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher resumed Friday with prosecutors expected to call two Navy SEAL snipers to testify on charges he shot at innocent civilians while he led a SEAL platoon deployment to Iraq in 2017. However, whether the prosecution can recover from a bombshell courtroom revelation on Thursday remains unclear. On Thursday, the prosecution’s star witness, medic Navy SEAL Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, shocked the courtroom by admitting that he was the one who killed a wounded Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighter, not Gallagher, as he is accused of doing. According to NBC...
  • Medic testifies that he, not Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, was responsible for ISIS fighter's death

    06/20/2019 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2019-06-20 | Greg Norman
    A medic testifying in the trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher – who is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq – has shockingly testified Thursday that he is the one who killed the militant, not Gallagher. The medic told a court at Naval Base San Diego that he killed the fighter by asphyxiation. He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged killing of a wounded ISIS fighter and alleged instances of firing sniper...
  • Judge cuts penalty facing Navy SEAL, cites email intrusion

    06/08/2019 6:45:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 06 07 2019 | JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY
    A military judge on Friday refused to dismiss the murder case of a decorated Navy SEAL, but found the prosecution’s meddling in defense lawyer emails troubling enough to reduce the maximum penalty he faces. Capt. Aaron Rugh said an effort to track emails sent to lawyers for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher violated constitutional rights against illegal searches and the right to counsel by interfering with attorney-client privilege. “It hampered the defense’s opportunity to prepare for trial as they became necessarily enmeshed in discovery and litigation related to the operation, thereby harming the accused’s right to competent counsel,” Rugh said....
  • Judge rules Navy SEAL murder trial will proceed

    06/07/2019 6:32:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | June 7, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Navy judge in SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher’s case won’t dismiss charges, but took away life-without-parole sentencing optionSAN DIEGO — The war crimes charges against a San Diego-based Navy SEAL will stand, a Navy judge ruled Friday. Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward R. Gallagher is facing charges that he killed a wounded teenage ISIS fighter brought to the SEAL’s Mosul, Iraq compound for medical treatment in 2017. Gallagher also is accused of shooting at civilians, posing for photos with a corpse and holding his reenlistment ceremony next to the body, according to court documents and prosecutor statements. Gallagher has denied all...
  • Navy retaliated against SEAL Keith Barry after refusing to sign paperwork admitting guilt

    06/07/2019 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    American Military News ^ | 6/6/2019 | Melissa Leon
    Full Title: Navy retaliated against SEAL Keith Barry after refusing to sign paperwork admitting guilt, he says – Navy denies . Navy Seal Chief Keith Barry has been through hell and back. He was released from jail in 2017 after serving three years for a crime that he didn’t commit, after it was discovered that one of the top lawyers in the Navy personally tried to ensure he was found guilty. -snip- Three years after the conviction, and after two failed appeals, it was revealed in 2017 that the convening authority in his case had been pressured to rule against...
  • Judge removes prosecutor from Navy SEAL war crimes case

    06/03/2019 5:49:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2019 | Julie Watson, Brian Melley AP
    A military judge on Monday took the rare step of removing a prosecutor accused of misconduct from the war crimes case of a decorated Navy SEAL. Capt. Aaron Rugh ordered Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak removed from the case of Operations Chief Edward Gallagher after defense lawyers accused the prosecution of spying on their emails, according to the ruling. ~snip~ Rugh has not yet ruled on whether to dismiss murder and attempted murder counts against Gallagher.
  • Citing prosecutor misconduct, defense urges judge to drop charges against Navy SEAL charged with...

    06/01/2019 8:31:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | May 31, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Full title: Citing prosecutor misconduct, defense urges judge to drop charges against Navy SEAL charged with murderDefense attorneys for a Navy SEAL charged with war crimes argued Friday that military prosecutors’ actions amounted to misconduct so egregious that all the charges against their client, Chief Special Operator Edward R. Gallagher, should be dismissed. The judge in the case, while agreeing prosecutors violated Gallagher’s rights, did not immediately rule on their motion. Gallagher is charged with killing a wounded ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017 after providing medical care. Other charges he faces are related to fellow SEALs’ statements that he...
  • Judge orders release of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes pending trial

    05/31/2019 7:24:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | May 30, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Full title: Lawyers defending accused SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher alleged prosecutors spied on them, and at least one reporter, via software attached to emails.A San Diego-based Navy SEAL charged with war crimes — including premeditated murder — was ordered released from pretrial restriction at Navy Base San Diego Thursday because the judge said prosecutors interfered with his defense counsel and caused delays in his trial. The delays are due to a Navy Criminal Investigative Service investigation into media leaks in the case. The judge said the release was a partial remedy. According to court testimony, Cmdr. Chris Czaplak, the Navy’s...
  • Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization

    05/24/2019 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    An attorney for Navy SEAL chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher also represents the Trump Organization, CNN has learned, just days after reports surfaced indicating the President is considering pardoning Gallagher of charges that could constitute war crimes. Gallagher faces a slew of accusations connected to violations of military law while he was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, including premeditated murder in the stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey started working on the case in recent months, according to sources familiar with the situation.
  • Trump expected to pardon Navy SEAL accused of war crimes

    05/18/2019 8:29:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    President Trump is preparing to pardon Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and other members of armed forces accused of war crimes, according to a published report. In a sign he is considering making the pardons on or around Memorial Day, Trump asked the Justice Department to prepare the requisite paperwork, the New York Times reported Saturday. Gallagher, a special operations officer, is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death in Iraq and shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. Trump recently ordered him transferred to a “less restrictive” prison. Republican lawmakers had called for Gallagher...
  • Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s commander defying Trump’s orders, trying to send him ‘back to the brig..

    04/10/2019 11:45:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2019 | Greg Norman
    Full title: Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s commander defying Trump’s orders, trying to send him ‘back to the brig’: lawyersThe legal team representing Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher is now accusing his commander of undermining orders from President Trump by imposing “unnecessary and punitive restrictions” on the decorated warfighter in hopes to entrap him and get him “remanded back to the brig.” The blistering allegations against Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Commodore Capt. Matthew D. Rosenbloom were outlined in a 19-page court motion provided to Fox News just 10 days after the commander in chief tweeted that Gallagher will be moved to...
  • Navy SEAL accused of war crimes reunites with family, 'extremely happy’ to be out of brig

    04/04/2019 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 4, 2019 | Greg Norman
    The decorated U.S. Navy SEAL facing a war crimes trial is “extremely happy to be out” of the brig he was being held in since September, a California House Republican says, and the SEAL's family has been posting pictures of the first time they were allowed to see him in months. Rep. Duncan Hunter’s comments on the Brian Kilmeade Show this week come days after President Trump announced that Eddie Gallagher would be moved to “less restrictive confinement” ahead of the SEAL’s May 28 court date. Gallagher is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq, amongst...
  • Trump says Navy SEAL accused of war crimes will be moved to ‘less restrictive confinement’

    03/30/2019 1:45:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 March 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Saturday announced that Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who is accused of war crimes in Iraq, will be moved to ‘less restrictive confinement’ -- apparently in response to a push by Republican lawmakers advocating for Gallagher. “In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court. Process should move quickly!” Trump tweeted. Gallagher is facing premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged killing of an injured ISIS prisoner and alleged instances of him intentionally firing sniper rounds at...
  • Iraqi Navy SEAL Interpreter 'Code Name Johnny Walker' to Gain Citizenship, Reveal His Real Name

    03/20/2019 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    In a PJ Media exclusive, the Iraqi native turned Navy SEAL interpreter and bestselling author who goes by the code name "Johnny Walker" told his story and made a huge announcement: he will receive his U.S. citizenship on Wednesday morning! At that time, he will also reveal his real name. (This article will be updated with that name when it becomes public.) "It's a big honor," Walker told PJ Media. He is looking forward to posting videos of the ceremony and predicted a beautiful moment where "people from different backgrounds and different religions" will be united by loyalty to the...
  • YouTube Bans Navy SEAL Vet Who Helped Expose Nathan Phillips’ Military Record

    03/06/2019 12:45:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Big League Politics. ^ | Mar 6, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    The YouTube account responsible for exposing stolen valor is one of the latest casualties of Big Tech’s censorship campaign. The Big Tech Giant banned the veteran and YouTuber who helped break the story about Native American activist Nathan Phillips being a refrigerator repairman who never left the United States, and not a “Recon Ranger” who served in Vietnam. Don Shipley’s YouTube account “Buds131” was banned by the platform citing years old videos, but Shipley considers the act to be retribution for his recent videos revealing that Phillips was a refrigerator repairman who routinely went AWOL, and not a Vietnam veteran....
  • YouTube Deplatforms Retired Navy SEAL Who Exposed Tribal Elder Nathan Phillips' Stolen Valor

    02/26/2019 4:55:59 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 80 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2019 | Debra Heine
    YouTube last week deplatformed a YouTube channel that specialized in exposing Stolen Valor cases. "Stolen Valor," of course, refers to cases where dishonorable pretenders are caught making fraudulent claims of military honors they didn't earn. Retired Navy Seal Don Shipley has made it his life's mission to expose these shameless charlatans. His channel had 232,806 subscribers at the time it was taken down and had been in operation since around 2008. He told PJ Media that he thinks his channel was taken down because he had "outed Nathan Phillips," who had "masqueraded as a Vietnam Vet."
  • CBS’s Lara Logan Goes NUCLEAR on ‘Horsesh**’ ‘Propagandist’ Press

    02/18/2019 6:30:48 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2/18/2019 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS journalist Lara Logan on Friday unleashed a blistering, uncensored attack on the extreme liberal bias polluting America's news outlets. Logan derided the “horses**t” “propagandist” press that had no interest in fairness. Appearing on Mike Drop, the podcast of former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, the foreign affairs correspondent and occasional 60 Minutes reporter berated slanted coverage in a way rarely seen by those in the mainstream press: “We’ve become political activists in a sense. And some could argue, propagandists, right?” Logan’s outburst came after noting former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's admission that the paper publishes “raw opinion”...