BREAKING: President Trump Grants Clemency to 2 Army Officers Accused of War Crimes – And Restores Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Rank!
President Trump did not let the sham impeachment slow him down and he granted clemency to two Army officers accused of war crimes — Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, who is currently in Leavenworth, and Green Beret, Maj. Matt Golsteyn, who will have the murder charge against him dropped.
The President also restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s rank of chief petty officer after over zealous Obama hacks hunted him down for taking a picture with a dead ISIS terrorist.
Army Lt. Clint Lorance was found guilty 6 years ago of second-degree murder and may be released from prison at Fort Leavenworth as early as Friday night!
Mr. Golsteyn was (investigated TWICE) and charged with premeditated murder for killing a Taliban bomb maker in 2010 — this is Obama’s legacy — take the side of terrorists and lock up our brave warriors for doing their job — killing terrorists!
Fox News reported:
President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, the White House announced Friday.
Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance could be released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as Friday evening, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, will have the murder charge against him dropped.
“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,” the White House said in a statement Friday night.
The Navy last month denied a request for clemency and upheld a sentence to reduce the rank of decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher for posing with a corpse of an ISIS terrorist.
A jury in July 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.
President Trump stepped in and used his power to right this wrong — and just like that, more of Obama’s anti-American ‘legacy’ gets erased — thank you President Trump!
“There are no words to adequately express how grateful my family and I are to our president, Donald J. Trump, for his intervention and decision,” Eddie Gallagher said in a public statement Friday night. “We would also like to thank the American people for their unwavering support during this very difficult time for my family and I — we can never thank you enough.”
“I truly believe that we are blessed as a nation to have a commander in chief that stands up for our war fighters, and cares about how they and their families are treated,” he said.