Comments by Jim Campbell
May 19th 2019
Perhaps many will remember my asking you to write to the Secretary of the Army and the Joint Chiefs of Staff asking them to review Clagget’s case and recommend clemency.
Some will agree or disagree with my points.
I spent 4 years trying to help Corey, working with his attorney and he was royally screwed when he took the advice of his jag officer, a female that had never tried a murder case.
Had he declared his action to be premeditated murder, his punishment would have been shorter, not under Obama, but with a commander-in-chief with an ounce of sense.
This is not the first time a member in combat has been wrongly found guilty for following direct orders and it won’t be the last.
The military judicial system is not infallible.
It is however, filled with some obstreperous individuals who believe once a sentence has been given it can’t be overturned.
From a horrible story came United American Patriots which advises all military personnel to hire a top-notch civilian attorney. (Source)
Two U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the newspaper that the president has already begun making requests for the necessary paperwork to pardon the servicemen.
One of the men Trump is reportedly seeking to pardon is Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was charged last year for a number of war crimes, including stabbing and murdering a wounded person and shooting begun Iraqi civilians.
A few months after he was charged, Trump was met with criticism after he said in March that Gallagher would soon be moved to “less restrictive confinement” in “honor of his past service” to the nation.
Another one of the cases Trump is allegedly looking at involves a group of Marine who were charged with urinating on a dead Taliban member.
The officials said they believe the president is also allegedly considering a pardon for Nicholas Slatten, a former Blackwater security guard who was convicted last year for his role in a 2007 shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians.
The officials told The Times that the White House issued the paperwork requests to begin the pardoning process on Friday.
They added that Trump is planning to pardon the men on Memorial Day.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.