President Trump announced on Saturday that Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, charged with war crimes in Iraq, is to be placed in a "less restrictive detention order", apparently in response to a push by Republican MPs who support Gallagher.
"In honor of his former service to our country, the Navy seal #EddieGallagher is soon being relocated to a less restrictive custody awaiting his day in court. The process should move fast! "Trump Tweeted."
TEXAS REP. DAN CRENSHAW FELLOW NAVY SEAL'S FIGHT AGAINST WAR DECLARATION
Gallagher is deliberately confronted with murder and serious assaults on the alleged killing of an injured ISIS prisoner and alleged gunfire on civilians He was not expected to appear before the beginning of his war crimes trial on May 28.
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" This man spent 20 years of his life, he spent 15 of them as a SEAL. He volunteered not to serve this country abroad, not twice, but eight times, and the least he can do is detain him. If he has to, and he should seek medical treatment, let him Norman comments that Norman's comments come to Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw – who lost sight of his IED explosion in Afghanistan after seeing him from the right – and 17 other Republicans in the house This month, they sent a letter to the secretary of the navy fearing that Gallagher would only have limited access to food, medical care, and legal services.
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"Chief Gallagher is a decorated warfighter who likes All service members have the right to be presumed innocent while waiting for a court martial, "the Republicans wrote in their letter f to Richard Spencer.
"We've received reports that Chief Gallagher may have had access to lawyer and access to food and medical care has been restricted," she added. "Therefore, we politely ask the Navy Guidelines for Pre-trial Detention for Chief Gallagher and reviewing other service members to ensure compliance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice. "
Greg Norman has contributed to this report.