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Trump Tweet Congratulates Navy SEAL

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 01:30 PM

President Donald Trump appeared to suggest that he had intervened in the case of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes who was found not guilty of murder.

Edward Gallagher was acquitted Tuesday of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017.

Trump tweeted his congratulations to Gallagher, "his wonderful wife Andrea, and his entire family" family Wednesday. "You have been through much together," he wrote. "Glad I could help!"

The White House did not immediately explain what the president was referencing. But Trump had Gallagher moved to more favorable confinement at a Navy hospital this spring and was reportedly considering a pardon for him.

Trump lawyer Marc Mukasey, who is a close associate of Trump confidante Rudy Giuliani, served as Gallagher's attorney.

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President Donald Trump appeared to suggest that he had intervened in the case of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes who was found not guilty of murder.
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