President Trump spoke out today about his support for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher and said he wants to “stick up for the warriors.” He mentioned the two people who were “let go” during the Obama administration and said that “some very unfair things were happening.”
Over the weekend, the Secretary of the Navy resigned (see below) over the controversy surrounding the tug of war with President Trump over Gallagher so the president set the record straight.
“I think what I’m doing is sticking up for our armed forces. I will stick up for the warriors.”
“Some very unfair things were happening. You let Sergeant Bergdahl go. He gets a slap on the wrist. And then you have a system where these warriors get put in jail for 25 years. No. We’re not going to do that.”
He also mentioned Chelsea Manning: “a young gentleman, now a person who President Obama let go, who stole tremendous amounts of classified information. And you let that person go.”
President Trump: Some very unfair things were happening. You let Sgt. Bergdahl go. You let others go, including Chelsea Manning pic.twitter.com/fdyTHFLScp
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) November 25, 2019
The Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for the resignation of the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer over the Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher controversy that’s been brewing since President Trump pardoned Gallagher.
Fox News is reporting DOD spokesman Jonathan Hoffman released a statement::
“Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.”
Defense Secretary Esper said in the statement that the Secretary of the Navy no longer has his confidence:
“I am deeply troubled by this conduct shown by a senior DOD official. Unfortunately, as a result, I have determined that Secretary Spencer no longer has my confidence to continue in his position. I wish Richard well.”
Photo below of Navy Secretary Spencer
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON NAVY SEAL EDDIE GALLAGHER AND NAVY SECRETARY RICHARD SPENCER:
Leaders of the Navy SEALS, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, and Rear Adm. Collin Green, left the DOD scrambling for a compromise with their latest objection to President Trump’s support for pardoned Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
These US Navy officials threatened to resign or be fired should President Trump follow through with an order to keep Gallagher in the service, The New York Times reported
Navy Secretary Spencer told Reuters “I believe the process matters for good order and discipline I think we have a process in place, which we’re going forward with, and that’s my job.”
Spencer denied threatening to resign in a tweet he put out on social media yesterday but it appears as though the damage was done to the confidence the Secretary of Defense had in the Navy Secretary.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPPORT FOR GALLAGHER:
The Navy tried to take away pardoned SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s trident pin, but they didn’t realize who they’re dealing with.
President Trump laid down the law and declared that “The Navy will NOT be taking away Eddie Gallagher’s trident pin.”
“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 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
As if this man hasn’t gone through enough, he was targeted again:
The Navy wasn’t finished with Eddie Gallagher and decided to review his status as a SEAL and called him to appear before a review board. An “anonymous source” informed NBC News of the internal revolt against the president’s decision.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Rear Adm. Collin P. Green, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, would issue an order Wednesday directing that a Trident review board be convened to determine whether to withdraw the emblem from Gallagher
What they didn’t count on is that the Commander in Chief has the final say on this and he won’t put up with the poor treatment of a man whose case was handled badly from the beginning.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON GALLAGHER:
US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has been proven innocent of murdering an ISIS terrorist.
He’s been cleared of all charges and will walk out of court a free man!
Chief Eddie Gallagher found NOT guilty for pre-meditated murder charges.
Guilty on one count of wrongfully posing with a body. 4-month sentence but has already been credited with 201 days served.
He should be able to go home tonight.
FOX 5 San Diego reports:
BREAKING: Chief Eddie Gallagher found NOT guilty for pre-meditated murder charges. Guilty on one count of wrongfully posing with a body. 4 month sentence but has already been credited with 201 days served. He should be able to go home tonight @fox5sandiego
— Jeff McAdam (@JeffMcAdamTV) July 2, 2019
THE CASE TOOK A DRAMATIC TURN IN FAVOR OF GALLAGHER:
DEFENSE LAWYER REVEALS Why Millennial Navy SEALS Set Up Chief Gallagher For Murder…They Were Only There “To Say They Were SEALS”
When Corey Scott, a doctor for Navy SEAL team seven (pictured below), was called as a prosecution witness today in the case against Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, no one could predict the stunning turn of events.
Gallagher is being charged with murdering an ISIS militant by stabbing him in the neck. He has denied it happened, and his wife, Andrea, had claimed he was being set up.
On Thursday, SEAL medic Corey Scott shockingly testified that he was the one who killed the boy and not Gallagher.
Another group of SEALs radioed Gallagher’s men to tell them they had him and other witnesses testified that the Chief said ‘leave him, he’s all mine’.
Scott claimed, in fact, that Gallagher opened the ISIS militant’s throat by cutting it to allow him to breathe because he had suffered a collapsed lung. He says he put his fingers over the opening to kill him.
Daily Mail reports that Scott, a doctor for Navy SEAL team seven, had been granted immunity for any alleged crimes of his own by the prosecution in exchange for cooperating with them.
The Daily Mail is now reporting that the defense attorney for the Navy SEAL on trial for murder and attempted murder at the Navy Base in San Diego, California has claimed his client has been set up by younger SEALs who hated his ‘old school’ ways.
Lawyer, Tim Parlatore, told a court on Friday that the group wanted to get rid of Chief Special Warfare Operator Eddie Gallagher, who is accused of murdering a wounded, teenage ISIS fighter in Mosul, Iraq in 2017 by stabbing him twice in the neck then posing with the corpse.
‘This entire case was built on a small group of people that had personal animosity towards Eddie Gallagher,’ Parlatore said.
Parlatore added that they despised Gallagher for being an ‘old school, hard-charging warrior.’
The younger millennial SEALs were just there to say they were SEALs,’ the lawyer claimed.
Parlatore had told reporters before heading into court that the story is a big lie.
‘This is not a murder; this is a mutiny,’ Parlatore charged. ‘This is a group of disgruntled young sailors that didn’t like being told that they were cowards and so they decided they conspired to take down the chief. They made up a story, and that’s why we’re here.’
On Friday, SEAL Team 7’s Dalton Tolbert testified that he fired a warning shot at an old man during their 2017 tour, and afterward, the man was hit by another shot.
He claimed he later heard a voice on the radio say ‘you guys missed him, but I got him’ and it sounded like Gallagher. But he replied to the defense that he didn’t know where the shot came from.
Regarding the stabbing of the ISIS militant, Tolbert said he arrived after the prisoner had died, but he later heard Gallagher say something to the effect of: ‘I thought you guys were cool with it.’
One of the SEALs told the court on Tuesday that he’d seen Gallagher shoot at an elderly Iraqi man and group of women as they collected water from a river.