The Navy SEAL, Edward Gallagher, who was accused of murdering a teenager and attempted murder in the shooting of civilians in Iraq, thanked President Donald Trump and Fox News on Wednesday after he was aquitted.
Gallagher, 40, was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of charges that he stabbed a wounded teenager to death in 2017 and shot two civilians.
“I want to say thank you to you, Fox News — to you guys, Pete, for being with us from day one,” Gallagher told Fox News host Pete Hegseth in an interview.
“You guys backed us from the beginning. I also want to say thank you to Congressman Duncan Hunter and Congressman Ralph Norman, and also to President Trump for intervening when he did,” Gallagher said.
Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted, “Congratulations to Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, his wonderful wife Andrea, and his entire family. You have been through much together. Glad I could help!”
Gallagher had faced charges including murder, attempted murder, and for posing with a dead body for a picture. He was found not guilty of all charges except the least serious charge of posing for a picture with the dead body of a young man.
Photo: “President Trump the First Lady Visit Troops in Iraq” by The White House is in the Public Domain