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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:53 PM

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs

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Source: nytimes



The president said Chief Gallagher, who has been at center of a high-profile war crime case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force.



Nov. 21, 2019, 8:58 a.m. ET

President Trump on Thursday reversed a decision by the Navy seeking to oust a Navy SEAL, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, from the elite commando force.

Chief Gallagher has been at the center of a high-profile war crimes case, and was granted clemency by the president on Friday. He was notified on Wednesday that the Navy planned to start the process of revoking his status as a SEAL and taking away the Trident pin that symbolizes that status.

Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that the process would not go ahead: “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”

The whipsaw reversal, after the Navy believed it had official approval to act, is the latest twist in the unusually public melee over Chief Gallagher, which at times has pitted the commander-in-chief directly against senior Navy leaders.


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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/us/trump-seals-eddie-gallagher.html



whow. Trump now blatantly interfering with Navy personnel decisions. whow
And nobody will be able to do anything about it. Of course the Repugs could raise a ruckus, but they will be silent no doubt. damn

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Reply Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs (Original post)
riversedge Nov 21 OP
Lonestarblue Nov 21 #1
msongs Nov 21 #2
Sanity Claws Nov 21 #5
hibbing Nov 21 #3
randr Nov 21 #4
djg21 Nov 21 #6
pwb Nov 21 #7
OKNancy Nov 21 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:55 PM

1. Trump prefers criminals.

Look for Gallagher to be hired for some strange role in the Trump administration.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. give the guy an empty office, no phone, and nothing to do. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:12 PM

5. Exactly

Other SEALS will shun him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. Deplorable n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:11 PM

4. I don't think that will make Eddie feel proud

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:14 PM

6. This works for us!

Trump already has lost support of the intelligence community, and this coupled by his abandonment of the Kurds is bound to alienate the military. His chances of being re-elected just became slimmer.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:17 PM

7. I think he will find his fellow Seals will stay away from him.

Murder was frowned upon when i was in the Army, I don't think it is acceptable in trumps military to commit murder, yet This guy still has to live with being a murderer, trump cant fix that.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:18 PM

8. Locking

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