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Navy SEAL at center of war crimes case meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

Navy SEAL at center of war crimes case meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago
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The Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in whose case President Trump intervened met with the president and first lady at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Saturday. 

The Instagram account “eddie_and_andrea,” which appears to be a joint account between the Navy SEAL, Edward Gallagher, and his wife, Andrea, posted a series of pictures of the couple meeting the Trumps. 

Mar-a-Lago is listed as the "location" on the post. 

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“Finally got to thank the President and his amazing wife by giving them a little gift from Eddie’s deployment to Mosul,” the Gallagher account wrote in the caption of the post.

A White House spokesperson was not immediately available for comment on the meeting.

Trump signed an order restoring Gallagher’s rank to that which he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all charges in the death of an ISIS prisoner in Iraq. He then pressed the Navy to allow Gallagher to keep his Trident pin, signifying his role as a Navy SEAL.

Gallagher was convicted earlier this year of one charge of posing with an ISIS captive’s body. He was acquitted on more serious charges related to an incident in which he allegedly shot at several civilians during a 2017 deployment and killed the ISIS captive, who was already injured, with a hunting knife.