President Trump has intervened in three military justice cases, issuing at least two pardons where U.S. service members have been accused of war crimes, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The president’s actions have been expected as officials have debated the president’s involvement in the cases over the past several weeks. . .
According to The Post, Former Special Forces officer Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010. Golsteyn maintains his killing of the suspected bombmaker had been legal. In the second case, Former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted of murder after he ordered his troops to open fire on three individuals in Afghanistan. In the third case, Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy Seal, was convicted of posing with the corpse of an Islamic State militant. (Read more from “Trump Intervenes in Three War Crime Cases” HERE)