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Trump Pardons Two Army Officers Accused of War Crimes, Restores Eddie Gallagher’s Rank

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Eddie Gallagher became a household name for a little while due to a heavily-publicized trial where the Navy SEAL was accused of murdering an ISIS monster. Gallagher was found not guilty but was later convicted for posing for a picture with the monster’s dead body.

On Friday, Gallagher’s rank had been restored. Also, two men accused of war crimes were granted clemency by Trump. Here’s the deal, via From Fox News:

President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, the White House announced Friday.

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Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance could be released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as Friday evening, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, will have the murder charge against him dropped.

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[Gallagher’s] punishment included a reduction in rank from chief petty officer to 1st class petty officer, which would have cost him about $200,000 in retirement funds. His family and defense team were fighting to have his rank restored.

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An Instagram post from Gallagher:

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Statement from SOC Eddie Gallagher 🇺🇸 • • “There are no words to adequately express how grateful my family and I are to our President – Donald J. Trump for his intervention and decision. @realdonaldtrump @vp • • We would also like to thank the American people for their unwavering support during this very difficult time for my family and I – we can never thank you enough. • • In addition I would like to thank my wife Andrea and children Treven, Ava, and Ryan. My brother Sean, my family and friends who stood by me as well as ~ Bernie Kerik, Tim Parlatore and Marc Mukasey and my entire legal team for their hard work and diligence on my behalf during our fight for justice. • • I truly believe that we are blessed as a Nation to have a Commander-in-Chief that stands up for our warfighters, and cares about how they and their families are treated. • • Our military is the best in the world, and with steadfast and supportive leadership; like we have in this President, our fighting force will only get stronger. • • God bless the United States of America, our President, and the men and women in our armed forces and their families.” • • Edward ‘Eddie’ Gallagher Chief U.S. Naval Special Warfare 🐸🔱🇺🇸

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Don’t mess with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R). Just don’t do it.

Not only is the war hero a former Navy SEAL, but he’s an all-around good guy who has facts on his side.

Crenshaw has gone toe-to-toe with numerous Democrats since winning a seat in Congress, and he has shown no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

From Daily Wire:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed far-left New York Times writer Wajahat Ali on Tuesday after Ali mocked the notion that Republicans like Crenshaw were “patriots” and falsely claimed that Crenshaw did not support the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

Check out Ali’s deleted tweet:

Crenshaw’s response:

Ali then tried once more, because why not, right?

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Elizabeth Warren Asked How She’ll Pay For Her Policies; She Says ‘There’s Always Money’

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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been asked repeatedly how she plans to pay for something like Medicare for All, and each time the question comes up, it seems as if she can’t give a solid answer. Warren recently dismissed the idea that her ability to provide funding for the massive expansion of federal programs she wants to make law will be hindered by finite amounts of cash available. Here’s more from TheBlaze: Warren made the comments during an interview in November with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association. Garcia had asked Warren about increasing funding for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, and how that might be paid for. “So the answer is yes. And pay for it? This is about our priorities, what matters most to us,” Warren answered. “A budget is about priorities. … The way I see it, there’s always, come on, there’s always money. It’s there. Are we going to spend the money on defense or are we going to spend the money on our children?” https://youtu.be/X7PsSTivy1E Warren’s approach to financial questions about her ambitious policies has been one of the biggest sources of criticism of her campaign. She has insisted, for example, that Medicare for All can be implemented without taxes being raised on middle class Americans, partially by reducing the amount of money allocated toward military spending. Most of the other Democratic candidates running for president have come out and criticized Warren for not being totally honest about where the money for her programs is going to come from. Warren has waved off these criticisms, saying they are just rehashing Republican talking points.

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Michelle Obama Weighs In On Trump Impeachment; Says ‘It’s Surreal’

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently opened up and expressed her thoughts on the current impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, stating she feels the whole thing is “surreal.” Obama recently conducted an interview with NBC’s “Today Show” where she spoke with Jenna Bush Hager. During the course of the interview, Obama said she is optimistic the division ripping through America will eventually subside. Here’s more from Fox News: The daughter of former President George W. Bush asked Obama whether the country can come back from the divisive situation unfolding in Washington, D.C., as polls show Americans largely split along party lines on impeachment. “It’s surreal, I think,” said Obama, speaking from Vietnam, where she is on a trip to promote the education of young girls. “For the last impeachment hearing [in 1998], a lot of young people weren’t around for that. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah. “We’ve seen worse times, we’ve seen tough times in this country. You know, we’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we’ve gone through Jim Crow, and we’ve always come out stronger. And that’s what we have to continue to believe because what’s our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day? Well, that’s not fair to this next generation that’s coming before us that are counting on us to get this right,” Obama continued. Obama said the country should not view the impeachment inquiry as a battle of “us or them” or of Democrats against Republicans. https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1204019184532885507 Obama concluded by saying, “We are all here as part of this country. We all want the same things, it’s just sometimes that gets lost in the noise.”

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