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Trump Grants Clemency To Army Officers Imprisoned For Combat Actions – Restores Rank To Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

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For years we have been advocating for heroes, soldiers wrongly incarcerated in the jihad wars overseas. Finally, our prayers were answered. G-d Bless President Donald J Trump! We finally have a Commander-in-Chief who supports and defends the brave men and women of our military. OTOH, Obama pardoned Chelsea Manning and 1,700 other criminals …

“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.

Dear friend Bev Perlson, leader of Band of Mothers, urges us to email the President and thank him!

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TRUMP GRANTS CLEMENCY TO 2 ARMY OFFICERS ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES, RESTORES RANK TO NAVY SEAL EDDIE GALLAGHER

Melissa Leon, FOX News, November 15, 2019

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.

Lorance was six years into serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for ordering his soldiers to open fire and kill three men in Afghanistan. Lorence’s supporters say he killed Taliban fighters. Nine members of his unit testified against him, saying the men were innocent.

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.

Lorance was six years into serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for ordering his soldiers to open fire and kill three men in Afghanistan. Lorence’s supporters say he killed Taliban fighters. Nine members of his unit testified against him, saying the men were innocent.

Gallagher, a 15-year SEAL whose case garnered national attention, was found not guilty of murdering an ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017 but was convicted in July of a lesser charge of posing for a photo with the dead ISIS prisoner’s corpse.

His punishment included a reduction in rank from chief petty officer to 1st class petty officer, which would have cost him about $200,000 in retirement funds. His family and defense team were fighting to have his rank restored.

“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.

“Our military is the best in the world, and with steadfast and supportive leadership — like we have in this president, our fighting force will only get stronger,” Eddie Gallagher added.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller


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