Trump Orders Navy to Rescind Medals Given to SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Prosecutors

Some great news coming from President Trump today, and it’s just more common sense governing.

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Following reports that the military prosecutors of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher are receiving Navy Achievement Medals — despite failing to secure a conviction for Gallagher on murder charges — President Donald Trump is stepping into the fray.

On Tuesday afternoon, Trump took to Twitter, calling the medal awards “ridiculous” and demanding that they be rescinded.

“Not only did [the prosecutors] lose the case, they had difficulty with respect to information that may have been obtained from opposing lawyers and for giving immunity in a totally incompetent fashion,” Trump tweeted.”I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards.”

A Navy official confirmed that Trump does have the authority to order the revocation of the awards, and that Spencer, accordingly, planned to rescind them.

The news site Task & Purpose was first to report that the Navy’s Regional Legal Service Office in San Diego had presented Navy Achievement Medals to four military attorneys involved in the Gallagher case.

Gallagher, a chief special warfare operator, was accused and tried for allegedly stabbing to death a wounded ISIS fighter while deployed to Mosul, Iraq, and for shooting at unarmed local civilians. He was acquitted on all charges but one: a count of wrongfully posing for a photo with a corpse in the war zone.

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