Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers restores rank to Eddie Gallagher

Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers, restores rank to Eddie Gallagher

“Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, one of two U.S. Army officers granted clemency Friday by POTUS Trump, was released from prison in Kansas on Friday night & reunited w/ family members.”

 

It’s pretty amazing to go through this with President Trump last night – and to be with him for the call, to grant clemency to an American Hero in the U.S. Military….to seeing below video, of leaving prison, and being reunited with family.

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Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, one of two U.S. Army officers granted clemency Friday by President Trump, was released from prison in Kansas on Friday night and reunited with family members, according to his lawyer.

A photo of a smiling Lorance with relatives was sent to Fox News by Don Brown, an attorney who has represented the officer.

Lorance’s release from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth came six years he was convicted of second-degree murder.

The officer, a 34-year-old native of Oklahoma, was six years into serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for ordering his soldiers to open fire and kill three men in Afghanistan. Lorence’s supporters say he killed Taliban fighters. Nine members of his unit testified against him, saying the men were innocent.

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., posted a Twitter message celebrating Trump’s decision regarding Lorance.

“Earlier this year, I requested a closer look into the serious irregularities in Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance’s case,” Waltz wrote. “Glad to see this news. Thank you, @realDonaldTrump!”

https://twitter.com/RepMichaelWaltz/status/1195506960310910976

Also on Friday, President Trump granted clemency to Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, who will have a murder charge against him dropped.

Golsteyn was charged with premeditated murder in the 2010 death of a suspected Taliban bomb maker. His trial was expected to begin next month.

The president also restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade following his conviction for posing with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter.

Gallagher, a 15-year SEAL whose case garnered national attention, was found not guilty of murdering an ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017 but was convicted in July of the lesser charge of posing for the photo.

Viewer reaction:

DaLinda O’Grady Tell everyone Obama how does one get that six years back, I pray that this never ever happens to another soldier.God bless President Trump, and God bless this family!

Ken Short God bless you mr. President for everything you have done and continue to do. Our military is the best in the world. Things happen in war and not one person that was not in this officer’s position at that exact moment can judge him. Thank you for righting a wrong, unfortunately this soldier has lost six years of his life in prison. While the last administration released real criminals like Bergdahl. God bless president Trump, his family, his staff, our military, and “GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”

Sandy Wood Volk Thank you President Trump for righting the wrongs done to our military. You truly are Commander and Chief. May God bless you and give you His favor.

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