Shocking Testimony About SEAL Pardoned By Trump Leaked To NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Dave Philipps, national correspondent for the New York Times, talks about a trove of documents and video revealing how Navy SEALs serving with Edward Gallagher described his conduct in Iraq, which led to disciplinary action against Gallagher that was ultimately overturned by Donald Trump. Aired on 12/27/19.
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Shocking Testimony About SEAL Pardoned By Trump Leaked To NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

63 Comments on "Shocking Testimony About SEAL Pardoned By Trump Leaked To NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. “Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.” – George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775

    • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! | December 28, 2019 at 6:49 PM | Reply

      @Ian Hay The Navy decided and Traitor Trump, the Russian asset, overruled them. He’s a Traitor to the USA.

    • @Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! Made about as much sense as you username….zero

    • @Leonie Romanes He wasn’t impeached…Just in case you didn’t know…and your founding fathers would be disgusted that you`re finding men guilty before he`s even had a chance to defend himself in court.

    • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! | December 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM | Reply

      @Ian Hay Do NOT LIE about the Founding Fathers you Traitor Trump Troll! They would NEVER, EVER HAVE ALLOWED THE KIND OF CORRUPTION & TREASON WE HAVE JUST ENDURED. He is guilty in the public opinion, because all we have WITNESSED it with our own eyes and ears, don’t be a Ru-publican moron – think for yourself!
      He has been in fact IMPEACHED. That is a done deal and will never be changed – just like Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. They were Impeach, but not removed from office by the Senate. There is Impeachment and there is Removal – those are 2 separate events under the Constitution.
      Get a freaking Education!!!


  2. There’s 45…standing up for the criminals. It’s just another day….

  3. He only backs him because he’s just as unfit to perform his job

  4. Trump drains the swamp so it can be a cesspool

  5. This piece of trash will be joining Dumpster’s cabinet very soon.

  6. Barbara Roberts | December 28, 2019 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    trump is the very WORSE JUDGE OF CHARACTER I have ever witnessed! That Sheriff Joe guy from Az. who trump “pardoned”…he harassed, assaulted, threatened, physically harmed and humiliated his prisoners for YEARS!…And got away with it…because trump likes “tough guys”..see a pattern here? trump seems very drawn to violent vindictive type bullies, like he is…like Gallagher. The only reason Gallagher got off is the soldier that “re-testified” for the second time changed his testimony…KNOWING FULL WELL that he could not be charged for the crime due to “witness protection” deal he had going……this is the only reason this soldier claimed he killed the teenager “after” Gallagher stabbed the teenager in the collarbone. I am so proud of these soldiers that spoke up…I know you broke “code” guys but this WAS the right thing to do..bless you and keep you safe from harms way…including “monster vindictive” trump!

    • Nah. Trump is an excellent judge of character. He has no ethical or moral boundaries, and sees no upsdie in them in others. He recognizes a kindred spirit, and one that will be beholden to him for his very freedom. This is how you get the kind of sycophants who will do anything for you, murder, break the law, whatever. Trump knows exactly who he is pardoning. He doesn’t care about the law, or decency.

    • @PS Wright exactly, well said.

    • Barbara Roberts | December 28, 2019 at 5:35 PM | Reply

      @PS Wright Which is my EXACT point…you described exactly who trump is…and I did also. The very fact that the “Christian right” not only support and vote for monster immoral unethical trump…but they use him as much as he uses them..”you do this for me I do this for you”..trump’s deal making is what will destroy and break him. You cannot be president and do “bribery, blackmail, revenge and pay offs” Ukraine..and trying to “punish” people that speak up about him…this too shall pass…slowly trump will have more enemies and less loyalty…everything that trump touches dies…including himself..

  7. Mister Victorlee | December 28, 2019 at 2:31 AM | Reply

    Trump did this to get the media off of his back about his impeachment.

  8. When your Commander in Chief is a traitor,and multiple felon,who has no sense of right and wrong,or accountability for his own heinous actions,this is what you get,crazy protecting crazy

    • “Traitor and multiple felon”???? what planet are you from?

    • @Ian Hay multiple counts of sexual assult and sexual harrassment, criminal quid pro quo asking for foreign interference in an election, breaking campaign finance laws, and misusing charity funds for personal use.

  9. The five-time draft dodging coward in the White House does not understand respect, honor, and discipline in the military.

  10. Lightning Sparx | December 28, 2019 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    Trump is one vile delusional mistake. Attacking American war heroes is low… but for the president to do? It’s sickening. John McCain was an American Hero and any honor the Republican Party had died with him.

  11. For anyone who ever said: “Trump doesn’t ever mean what he says” and then half-assedly attempt to justify their reasoning with either A.) He doesn’t know better or B.) He’s the President, you’re just as evil as Edward Gallagher.

  12. Referring Others | December 28, 2019 at 2:54 AM | Reply

    They’re both psychopaths!

    #dumptrump2020 or sooner

  13. Just another example of DT pandering to his base with some raw, red meat. “No one loves the military like I do, I pardon them.”

  14. Looks like trump is recruiting his hit squad !

  15. He will MURDER again. Don’t be surprise when his wife goes missing. Lacy Peterson all over again🤔

  16. Trump is simply disgusting and deplorable.

  17. Psychopaths do senseless violent crimes like this and even when caught, NEVER admit guilt.

  18. Clint Eastwood’s next movie: ‘American Hero- the Eddie Gallagher Story’

  19. Psychopaths recognize their own kind. And help each other out ..

  20. The Seals have a rigorous honor code, if they all say it I am inclined to believe them.

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