Mar 30, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump intervenes on behalf of Navy SEAL charged with murder

In this image, Trump walks alone on the grass, with trees behind him.

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President Trump announced on Saturday that Edward Gallagher, a 19-year Navy veteran charged with premeditated murder of an Iraqi war prisoner and multiple war crimes, will be moved to "less restrictive confinement" before his trial in May, per the AP.

The backdrop: Trump's announcement follows a concerned letter penned by 18 Republican House representatives, who said Gallagher’s family and friends reported that the Navy SEAL had not had sufficient access to his defense attorneys, adequate medical care or enough food.

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