Trump Considering Memorial Day Pardons for War Criminals

HeadlineMay 20, 2019

President Trump may be considering Memorial Day pardons for American military members accused or convicted of war crimes. One of the requests is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teenager’s body. Click here to see our recent interview about Edward Gallagher with New York Times reporter Dave Philipps.
Another pardon request is believed to be for Blackwater contractor Nicholas Slatten, who was twice found guilty of first degree murder in the deadly 2007 Nisoor Square massacre in Baghdad which killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians. He was sentenced to life in prison last December.

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