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Trump clears three military members accused of war crimes

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2019
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President Trump intervened in the cases of three U.S. military members who had been accused of or convicted of war crimes.

Trump issued two full pardons on Friday, releasing former Army Lt. Clint Lorance from military prison and dismissing murder charges against Army Special Forces Maj. Mathew Golsteyn. He also restored Chief Petty Officer and Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s rank.

Lorance was locked in Fort Leavenworth military prison, serving a 19-year sentence for murdering two civilians. In 2012, he ordered his men to fire on three unarmed Afghan men on...

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