Eddie Gallagher known as his Navy SEAL teammates “cowards” on Monday for testifying that he dedicated conflict crimes in a army trial.
The ex-SEAL — who was convicted of posing with the corpse of a teenage ISIS militant — blasted his former platoon members in a three-minute video posted on his Fb and Instagram pages Monday.
“The battle to clear my title shouldn’t be over,” Gallagher, 40, says in a voice-over. “The reality has by no means been totally uncovered about what actually occurred.”
“It’s possible you’ll suppose you already know however you haven’t any thought,” he continues. “For these who have and proceed to slander my title, the reality is coming.”
A number of of Gallagher’s platoon subordinates accused him of fatally stabbing a wounded ISIS fighter within the neck.
In addition they claimed he shot harmless Iraqi civilians in 2017. Some testified against him at his court-martial in June.
Gallagher’s Fb video included clips from Naval Legal Investigative Service interviews of the SEALs.
It additionally listed their responsibility statuses and present models — together with one assigned to the elite SEAL Workforce 6.
Elements of these interviews had been printed by The New York Occasions in December on its FX present “The Weekly.”
The Occasions printed testimony from three SEALs who known as Gallagher “freaking evil” and a “psychopath” in movies obtained by the newspaper.
Gallagher pleaded not responsible and was acquitted of murdering the 17-year-old Islamic State terrorist. However he was convicted of posing for a photograph with the captive’s corpse, against the law for which the jury lowered his rank.
President Trump helped Gallagher’s trigger and received him launched from pre-trial confinement and finally had his rank restored post-conviction.
In Monday’s video, Gallagher stated that though he was acquitted, “there are these to today who don’t settle for the very fact.”
The video ends with the hashtag #THETRUTHISCOMING over a black display screen.
In an announcement to The San-Diego Union Tribune, Naval Particular Warfare Command spokeswoman Capt. Tamara Lawrence stated that, as a follow, the Navy doesn’t determine active-duty SEALs.
“We don’t determine them by title, or by another method, as a result of nature of their work, for the safety of their teammates and their households, and to guard on-going and future missions,” Lawrence stated.
Considered one of Gallagher’s attorneys, Tim Parlatore, stated all the data within the video concerning the SEALs was already identified.
“There’s nothing in that video that’s not already public,” he informed the newspaper.
Parlatore stated Gallagher was gearing as much as launch a video venture as a direct response to the Occasions’ reporting and the paper’s episode about him on “The Weekly.”
“What’s coming is the reality,” he stated.