JUST IN: Trump Directs Secretary of the Navy to Rescind Navy Achievement Medals Given to Overzealous Prosecutors in Eddie Gallagher Case


Navy SEAL SOC Eddie Gallagher

President Trump on Wednesday directed the Secretary of the Navy to immediately withdraw and rescind Navy Achievement Medals given to the overzealous, unethical Obama-era prosecutors who targeted decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

“The Prosecutors who lost the case against SEAL Eddie Gallagher (who I released from solitary confinement so he could fight his case properly), were ridiculously given a Navy Achievement Medal. Not only did they 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. I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards,” Trump said.

 

“I am very happy for Eddie Gallagher and his family!” Trump added in a third tweet.

US Navy prosecutors accused decorated US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher of premeditated murder over the stabbing of an injured 15-year-old ISIS terrorist in Mosul, Iraq in May of 2017.

Gallagher denied the charges and the entire case was turned upside down in June when a combat medic testified that he, not Eddie Gallagher killed the ISIS fighter.

Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL Team Seven medic, testified to shocked trial observers in a Naval Base courtroom in San Diego, California that he killed the ISIS fighter by asphyxiation.


And a jury earlier this month found Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes.

Even though Gallagher was cleared of murder charges, the jury sentenced him to reduced rank and partial pay because he took a photo with a dead ISIS terrorist.

Eddie Gallagher has served 19 years in the US Navy, 8 tours, 6 of which as an elite special forces operator — he was ranked as the top SEAL chief and his platoon ranked as the top SEAL platoon.

In addition to pulling the Navy medals from the prosecutors, President Trump should promote Eddie Gallagher back to his previous position.

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