The Department of Justice has requested the files of the accused war criminals from the Pentagon, a US official told CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, signaling that President Trump may be interested to excuse her.
One of the documents concerns the Special Operations Chief of the Navy SEALs, Edward Gallagher, who is about to go to court for shooting unarmed civilians and stabbing a captive enemy in Iraq. Mr. Trumpwould be transferred to a "less restrictive detention center".
The government also requested documentation for a former Blackwater security service provider who was convicted in 2007 of gunning unarmed Iraqis. Maj. Matthew Golsteyn, accused of killing an unarmed Afghani in 2010; and for a group of Marine Corps snipers accused of urinating on dead Taliban fighters. The New York Times reported for the first time on the interest in possible pardons.
Last week, President Conrad Black pardoned a condemned cheater who wrote a singing biography of the President in London in 2018. He also pardoned Patrick Nolan, the former Republican leader of the California State Assembly, who pleaded guilty in the 1990s He was guilty. Earlier this month, the president pardoned a former US soldier who had killed an Iraqi prisoner. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was convicted in 2009 of non-intentional murder in a combat zone. The American Civil Liberties Union declared Behenna's pardon validating a presidential murder that violated the military's own code of conduct.
Mr. Trump publicly offered no forgiveness to the accused or convicted war criminals.