Navy SEAL Charged With Murder Gets Better Treatment After Trump Tweet
President Donald Trump said Saturday that Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who is awaiting trial on charges that he stabbed and murdered a wounded person and then posed next to the dead man’s corpse in Mosul, Iraq in 2017, will soon get better treatment. And on Sunday, Gallagher’s lawyer was moved out of the brig and to the barracks at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. In an early morning tweet on Saturday, the president promised that “in honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #eddiegallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court.” He added that the “Process should move quickly!” Gallagher is charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He was arrested in the fall of 2018. Gallagher’s attorney Phillip Stackhouse confirmed Sunday that his client has been transferred. “Chief Gallagher, his family and the team are very thankful for the President’s action directing Chief Gallagher’s release from retrial confinement,” he said in an email to NBC affiliate KNSD in San Diego.