November 27, 2019
From Chris Farrell in the Daily Caller:
“Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s firing has unleashed a new round of criticism aimed at Donald Trump’s lawful exercise of presidential power. The president had personally taken up the cause of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a 20-year decorated Navy veteran and member of SEAL Team 7.
Gallagher had faced war crimes charges stemming primarily from the fatal stabbing of an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017. A military jury acquitted him of all charges except posing with the corpse in a photo, though he was one of about a dozen other men in the picture. He was sentenced to time-served and had his rank reduced, which effectively cut his retirement pension. The Navy also began a process to review whether he should lose his status as a SEAL.”